Quilting Workshops from the book Dancing
Quilts from Straight Pieces
Your group can choose any of the quilting projects found in
the book. The following projects have been fun for other groups.
Sewing machines for these classes must be able to zigzag.
Some of these quilt projects can easily be combined to
offer the students a choice of the size of project they wish
to make. An example would be the three projects, Cha Cha Zigzag,
Cha Cha Dinner placemats and I could have Danced all Night.
They all use the same segment; just done in a different setting.
The students would then be able to choose a small quilting
project, wall project or the larger project. Email me for other
combined possibilities this doesnt work for all
No templates, all dancers begin as layered and stitched squares
that are re-cut into traditional segments for piecing. Fun to
do with unique and surprising results for each quilter. You may
show off beautiful threads and use decorative stitches or zigzag
during the dancer construction.
Dancing I and Dancing II:
57 ½” x 72” or 30" x 40"
Whether you make it big or small, these odd little shapes
will dance randomly down the rows of your project keeping everyone's
attention. Work with your collection of two or more color families
or make each row different; it's your dance!
Double Sash Dance:
48" x 66" 16" blocks
Dance around the 8" center square and
create an unusual frame that will show off your
fabric. Add a second frame of straight lines
for an interesting combination of odd angles and straight
Cha Cha Zigzag:
34" x 40" 10" x 16" blocks
to put the emphasis on the
or 1/4 yard).
create the accent in the zigzag
and leave a great space to
stitching if you choose. A small piece that is very
Cha Cha Dinner:
4 placemats 14" x 20"
zigzag segment for each
placemat and create a bold
look for your table. Skip
the binding on the edges
and use decorative scissors
or decorative rotary blade to finish the
edges for a quick and
66" x 82" 8" blocks
stress free strips
of all kinds in
this lively piece.
Choose 5 different
bases and dancers
and give the design
wall a big workout.
Your project is
bound to be uniquely
your own as there
are many design
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