Think Out of the Box Quilt Class! 3 Thursday nights

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For “Confident Beginners to Intermediate” quilters.  Make this 3D quilt in just 3 Thursday night classes in July & August!

Learn how to cut and piece 60 degree triangles to create a 3D illusion of stacked or floating cubes.  This quilt is a step up from the traditional baby block quilt.  Class nights are on July 20th & 27th and August 3rd.  Sign up with a friend and enjoy a night out!

For more information or to register for a class, drop Donna a line at TheMasqueradeNH @ gmail . com

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Begin to Quilt! / Summer Tuesday Nights

This class runs for 7 nights during the summer.  Pay per night on May 23rd, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25  and Aug. 8 & 22.  No need to commit to all 7 nights!  You can purchase “One at at time from 7 to 9”  😉

Learn how to use a sewing machine, how to use quilting rulers and rotary cutters and make some very simple quilt blocks that can be turned into shoulder bags, table runners, beach blankets, storage cubes and more!  Learn all the basic skills needed to be a “confident beginner”.  No supplies needed for the first class.  We provide the machines and a fun place to get together and be creative.  Come try us out and see if you like sewing before committing to buying the tools or fabric!

For more information and to register for a class, drop us a line at TheMasqueradeNH @ gmail . com

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Jelly Roll Beach Blanket / Friday night class

Friday night fun = Saturday beach and sun!

This class is for “All Sewers” with basic sewing skills who are comfortable using a sewing machine.

Learn how to chain piece and make diagonal seams in your fabric strips.  You’ll also learn how to make a button hole! LOL  No batting required for this “quilt”. Just 2 jelly rolls (not the ones you eat!), 2 BIG buttons, and 1 1/2 yards of canvas/duck to make this great quilt to use outdoors on sand or turf.  It folds up into a bag so you can bring along all kinds of things.  Leave it in the trunk of your car and you’ll be ready to go at a moments notice.  Makes a great gift!  So quick and easy to make you’ll have it done by the end of class!

For more information or to register for class, drop us a line at TheMasqueradeNH @ gmail . com

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Recycle – Reuse! Make something useful!

Old towels are a fact of life – we all find them in our laundry eventually.  I’ve decided never to throw them out – but reuse them instead.  Sure, you can cut them into squares and use them as rags; but why not make something useful AND cute out of them?  Here are 3 ways to make a bib – but once you get started, I’m sure you’ll think of many more styles and uses for “the bib”!  If you are not sure of size – then make sure you click on the link below for a FREE pdf pattern to get yourself started!

Towel BIB pattern

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HST’s – What are they and how do you make them?

I’ve had some requests lately from sewers wanting to know how to make quilt blocks. Here is a good ole’ traditional block called the “Maple Leaf”.  Living in New England we see a lot of these leaves!  They don’t have to be just green – you can make them almost any color!  In this video you’ll also learn how to “chain piece” and make “half square triangles” (aka HST’s).  You’ll also learn an easy way to “reverse applique” the stem block.

So far, the only other tutorial I’ve done on a quilt block is the Angel Jewels block in my Quilt As You Go tutorial.  If you have a special block you want to learn how to make, let me know!  I’ll be glad to make a video with all your options!  Currently I’m working on samples to show you how to make a “Cathedral Window” quilt – the traditional way – and also a much quicker version – “kind of a cheat” way.  😉  It’s not ready for posting yet, but I’m hoping to have it ready soon.  So for now, enjoy making these maple leaves!

If that wasn’t fun enough – try this SUPER QUICK and SIMPLE method!!

Using 5 1/2″ squares will help you create all the 3 1/2″ HST’s you’ll need to make the Maple Leaf Block described above :)

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Angel Jewels Quilt As You Go Pattern

This is a super easy way to use up your scraps and end up with a reversible already quilted project when you are done! Learn how to “Quilt As You Go!” Keep bags of pre-cut scraps handy for when you want to spend 5 minutes putting together a block. You will need some 3 1/2″ squares in pairs, some single 5″ squares, some 1 3/4″ strips (at least 4″ long) and sashing strips cut at 1 3/4″ and also at 1 1/8″ in the color of your choice. Most people go with black or white because if you run out before you are done, it’s easy to match when purchasing more. Have fun!