Tessa (BYOF) - 11/11/2022 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Novi, MI

Tessa (BYOF)
Teacher: Nelly Vileikis
Friday, November 11, 2022
8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Code(s): H119X, J135 Hands on Workshop
Suburban Collection Showplace
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Pricing Information
Session Value: 3
Price Per Session (before discount): $23.00
Materials Fee: $20.00

Caught somewhere between the traditional pinwheel and a tessellating motif, these dynamic windmill blocks come together as if by magic! Fun and easy to make, they start as a pattern printed on freezer paper … and end up as a stunning table runner, square wall hanging or full-size quilt. Learn the clever magic as you create yours: it’s all about angles and movement. Your 1/4-inch seams just happen, because the paper is there to guide you. The biggest lesson is getting practical easy advice about accuracy and safety while cutting. Great for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike, who enjoy color play and fun.  Bring your own fabric, see supply list for details.

In the Pfaff Studio sponsored by Country Stitches
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Just for Fun, Gift Items, Quiltmaking, Piecing Techniques
  • Experience Level:

    Know how to sew 1/4-inch seam allowance and how to use rotary cutting equipment.

  • Prerequisite:

    Know how to use rotary cutting tools and be able to sew a 1/4-inch seam.

  • Advance Prep:

    Cutting the fabric
    Fabric A cut 5 strips 4-inch x wof (width of fabric)
    Fabric B from each of the 5 fabrics cut 1 strip 4-inch x wof
    From Background Fabric
        Cut 10 strips 6-inch x wof
        Cut 2 strips 5.5-inch x wof into 6 sections 5.5 x 13.5-inch

  • Supply List:

    Refer to class photograph for fabric reference
    Extra fine patchwork pins, stiletto or curved tweezers, small sharp scissors, paper and pencil, sewing glasses if you wear them, rotary cutter with new blade, 6 x 24-inch ruler, anything else you cannot sew without. Note: Rotary cutting mats will be available in the classroom.


    Fabric requirements: (refer to picture)

    Background (white) 5 yds. (Includes backing)

    Fabric A 3/4-yard (Dark Blue - same in all blocks)

    Fabric B 1/8-yard of 5 different fabrics. These complement fabric A and it is important to have contrast between A and B


    At least one block will be done in class. Feel free to bring enough fabric for more than one block.
    For each block you need:


    • (2) 6-inch wide x WOF (width of fabric) strips of background fabric 
    • (1) 4-inch wide x WOF strip of Fabric A
    • (1) 4-inch wide x WOF strip of Fabric B




  • Completion Level:

    Will learn enough to be able to finish at home.

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