Online Classes

Tessa (BYOF) (Online)
Teacher: Nelly Vileikis
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Code(s): Hands on Workshop
Online Class
Pre-Registration Closed
Pricing Information
Price: $39.00
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 ¼-inch seams just happen, because the paper is there to guide you. The biggest lesson is about cutting, with easy, practical advice for accuracy and safety both. Great for beginners and more experienced stitchers alike, who enjoy color play and fun. Bring your own fabric, see supply list info for details.

  • Student Maximum: 100
  • Category(ies): Just for Fun, Quiltmaking, Piecing Techniques
  • Experience Level: Intermediate.
  • Prerequisite: Know how to use rotary cutting equipment and be able to sew a straight line.
  • Advance Prep:

    Be sure to purchase your kit at least one week prior to class using the link in the Student Supply List.


    Press all fabrics before cutting.


    Fabric A cut 5 strips 4-inches x wof (width of fabric)

    Fabric B from each of the 5 fabrics cut 1 strip 4-inches x wof


    From Background Fabric:

    • Cut 10 strips 6-inches x wof
    • Cut 2 strips 5.5-inches by wof then into 6 sections 5.5 x 13.5-inches
    Have your sewing machine set up with 1/4-inch presser foot attached and Schmetz Microtex needle size 80/12 inserted. Ironing station and notions nearby.

  • Supply List:

    Cotton sewing thread to match your fabrics; Schmetz Microtex needle size 80/12; rotary cutting mat; rotary cutter with new blade; rulers for cutting; Clover extra fine patchwork pins (art. No. 2507); stiletto or curved tweezers; small sharp scissors; paper and pencil; sewing glasses; ironing board; iron; sewing machine in good working order; 1/4-inch presser foot; anything you can't sew without.


    Fabric requirements:

    • White/Background - 5 yards
    • Fabric A - 3/4 yd. (Dark Blue-same in all blocks)
    • Fabric B - 1/8 yd. of 5 different fabrics. These complement fabric A. It is important to have contrast between A and B.

    There is also a kit required for this class which can be purchased for $17 plus shipping by clicking the link below. Please be sure to order your kit 1 week prior to class to allow plenty of time for shipping. (If you are ordering less than one week before the class, you are welcome to join the class as scheduled, and sew along with the recording once the kit has arrived.)

  • Completion Level: A couple of blocks.
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