Make a ring of coffins inhabited by various creatures, monsters, and spooky characters. A fun take on the Dresden plate and a great project to use some of those fantastic fussy-cut-able Halloween fabrics!
Inspired by Jessee Maloney, the Art School Dropout's hand English Paper Pieced pattern, I wanted to try out a machine pieced + appliqué version!
We'll create a quilt block that you can turn into a fab Halloween wreath-style wall hanging or mini quilt.
LET'S DO THIS!
This class will be taught by Niku Arbabi of xostitches.net
The course will take place on one day over three hours. It is designed to accommodate up to 6 students.
Prerequisite: ability to operate a sewing machine independently, have successful completed several sewing projects on your own.
A list of supplies will be emailed out to students prior to the course if they are not listed here. Sewing machines can be rented for $5 for the course. It is recommended that you bring a machine if you own one so that you may learn to sew on the machine that you'll be using the most.
(those marked with * are available for sale at The Cloth Pocket at 10% off for those taking the course)
— Sewing machine (one can be rented for $5 for the course)
-Purchase the pattern for «A Ring of Coffins» here: A Ring of Coffins Pattern
Print and bring with you to class. You will receive add-on instructions to make this machine appliquéd version in class!
-1 8x10 sheet steam a seam lite fusible web (included in class price — students will receive in class)
-*Easy dresden 8” ruler
-*Neutral cotton thread for piecing
-*Small, sharp scissors with a fine point
-*Fabric marking pen or chalk that will show up on your inhabitant fabric (for tracing and cutting them out)
Coffin window template will be provided in class
Fabric requirements and some important notes!
If you want to make each coffin in a different fabric: each is a 4x7” rectangle, there are 20 coffins.
If you are fussy cutting your coffin prints, be sure to allow extra yardage!
If you’re using 3-4 different fabrics for your coffins, 1/4y or a fat quarter of each fabric will be plenty.
the coffin “window” is approximately 1.5 x 1.5” so images that will fit into that space will work best.
Please do not fussy cut your occupants out ahead of time! It works much better if we fuse them with the fusible web first and then cut them out. Be sure to leave plenty of extra room (at least a 3” square is great) around the image you’re wanting to use — or just bring the whole chunk of fabric uncut!
Bring as many inhabitant options as you want to choose from, so you have options in case some of them don’t work as well for fussycutting placement.
I will have a special fussy cutting template for you to use in class
Not all coffins need to be inhabited! Every other or every third coffin works great too.
I will give you instructions and supply info for making your coffin ring into a mini quilt or wreath hanging to take with you.