Lap Quilting Class outline

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Lap quilt club outline

Lesson one– I will introduce Lap Quilting and the book by Georgia Bonesteel. There will be a review of what supplies and fabrics are needed. Learn how to design a quilt using the traditional lap quilt blocks. I will introduce electric quilt.

I will introduce creating templates. Homework will be to make all the templates in the book for lesson 2.

The picture below is just an idea of block placement and was created in Electric  Quilt.

Lesson two– I will introduce cutting the blocks from fabric and piecing the 4 patch. Strip piecing and template piecing will be introduced. I will show the rotary cutter for cutting some of the strip piece blocks. I will also show some of the time saving methods to create blocks. Home work will be to cut and sew several 4 patch blocks. Blocks include Rail fence, Double 4 patch, Pin wheel and more

Lesson three–  Introduce the mitered border. I will show how to cut the borders so students can add borders as they create blocks. We will talk about marking to square up the blocks. We will stencil the border. The “easy” Bow Tie block will be shown.

Lesson four will be Dresden Plate and fan block. Applique will also be introduced and I will give you a pattern for Sun Bonnet Sue. Quilters will need to cut at least 3 – 12 1/2″ back ground blocks to prepare for this class.

Lesson five Introduce the batting and backing. Make the quilt sandwich. Baste the block. I will cover both hand quilting and machine quilting.  Suggest you make all your blocks and quilt them during the sessions. When we are finished you can then lay them out to see what placement you want.

I will introduce Strip piecing ideas for a creative touch. I will be making a pillow cover with a  zipper closure for the top of my quilt.

Lesson six– I will show nine patch, Star flower, Maple leaf, Ohio star, Churn dash and shoo fly.

Lesson seven–  crazy patch and log cabin will be introduced

Lesson eight– I will demonstrate quick trip 9 patch fast and easy piecing

Lesson nine– The house on the hill and many other houses.

Lesson ten– Jacob’s ladder and Formal Garden

Lesson thirteen– monkey wrench and more blocks

Lesson fourteen – Moon over mountain and drunkard’s path

Lesson fifteen– putting the quilt together

Lesson sixteen– binding the quilt

I invite members to introduce any special blocks they enjoy making as we proceed in the club meeting. Just email me at with your ideas and time will be allowed in show and tell.

Lessons are subject to change and as we develop our knowledge base and needs surface for members.

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