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Bargello Seasons

In this starter class in bargello, learn many different bargello techniques while making four different projects

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: All Levels

In this starter class in bargello, learn many different bargello techniques while making four different projects

Bargello Seasons calendar image

4 Lessons
Type: Scheduled
Price: $44.00 or $58.00
Start Date: 25 Jan 2019

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Features

Tags: Bargello, Fractured Quilt, Tube Bargello, Season Quilts, Patchwork, Strip Piecing

Description

Based on the Flame Stitch design in needlepoint, Bargello quilts fascinate us with the complexity and rich interplay of color and value. In this beginner class, Ruth takes you through the four seasons as she shows you four distinctly different bargello techniques: staggered seams, matching seams, adding fractured strips and reversing half the design to create a reflection. The fourth will be sewn as a quilt-as-you-go project. You will be able to make four individual small projects or combine them as one large quilt. Border and quilting options are included.

Level: Anyone confident with rotary cutting and machine sewing.

Student Comments

Mo:

For the past couple of days I have been playing with different fabrics. Then last night I had them set up probably 7 different ways and finally decided that enough was enough and went with the one I liked best. Today I finally decided to check in to the discussion group and now I wished I had done it sooner because I saw all your input about the color choices.

Supplies Required for Workshop

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Fabric

Each quilt requires extra fabric for borders, the amount depending on your choice of border style.  Lesson One will contain a complete discussion of appropriate fabric types.  If you have a large stash, you should be able to find what you need right at home since individual yardage requirements are small.  Individual pieces measure 25" - 36" wide.

Batting and backing – Again this depends 

on the border style, but to give you an idea, my quilts used a total of 40" x 105"

Lesson One: Spring
  • SEVEN spring coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour

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Lesson Two: Summer 
  • NINE summer coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Lesson Three: Autumn 
  • ELEVEN autumn coloured fabrics plus fracture fabric
    • minimum of 4" full width OR fat eighth of each colour
  • 1/2 yard 
    one fracture fabric
Lesson Four: Winter 
  • EIGHT winter coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour

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Other Supplies
  • sewing machine and accessories 
  • walking foot and/or darning recommended
  • cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler and large square ruler are ideal)
  • scissors
  • neutral thread for piecing
  • fine pins (I use wedding and lace pins)
  • threads suitable for quilting
  • seam ripper or small sharp pointed scissors for unpicking

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  • topstitching or metallic needle (optional)
  • hand stitching needles
  • quilters pencil or fade-away pen
  • safety pins
  • sandwich sample made from two pieces of fabric with batting sandwiched between and basted together (to practice free-motion quilting)
  • baking (parchment) paper or Teflon sheet
  • iron and ironing mat or ironing board
  • design board or wall would be useful
  • card or paper
  • glue
  • pen or pencil
  • fine point marker (e.g., Sharpie)
  • graph paper (optional)

Student Comments

Mo:

For the past couple of days I have been playing with different fabrics. Then last night I had them set up probably 7 different ways and finally decided that enough was enough and went with the one I liked best. Today I finally decided to check in to the discussion group and now I wished I had done it sooner because I saw all your input about the color choices.

Student's projects