Workshops & Lectures

Spiral Wreath with Painless Paper Piecing

Length: Full day (6 hours)
Project: Spiral Holiday Wreath (30" square)
Skill Level: All levels
Prerequisites: Previous foundation piecing experience is helpful but not necessary
Fee: Click on "Booking/Registration" at left
Materials Fee: $10

Make this elegant wreath while you learn to draw, color and sew a Point-to-Point spiral. Wreaths are not just for holidays - make one in floral fabrics for spring or summer, fall leaves or Halloween fabrics for fall! While you're at it, learn some new paper-piecing techniques that will make it easier than you ever thought possible! Sew the central spiral in class, then add the borders at home.

Class kit includes preprinted foundations, pattern and instructions.

Click on "Materials & Prep List" at left for detailed materials list. RaNae's book Simply Amazing Spiral Quilts is recommended, and will be available for purchase at the workshop. (The basic information covered in this class is also contained in her second book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts.) To purchase books and materials before the workshop, click on "STORE" above.

Note to presenters: If you are scheduling this workshop with a Nesting or Baravelle spiral workshop, please schedule the Nesting or Baravelle spiral workshop before this one, so that this workshop builds on the skills learned in previous workshop(s).

Text versions of materials info to cut-and-paste in newsletter/website/etc.

Fabrics for class: Solid for wreath and bow (red in photo), solid or texture, 3/4 yd; contrasting fabric for wreath (green leaves in photo), 1/4 yard; background (cream in photo), 3/8 yard. To finish at home: Border, 4 strips 20" long; Corners, 4 fussy-cut motifs 5-1/4" square; backing; batting. (See mat’ls list at for details.)

Tools: Basic sewing supplies; scissors for paper; rotary cutter, ruler and mat; Add-a-Quarter tool*; iron or seam roller*; masking or painter’s tape; permanent double-sided tape; Scotch tape; pencil; fine-point permanent black pen; white paper; 2 highlighter pens in different colors (pink, yellow or orange).
* = Available for purchase in class.

Sewing machine set-up: Straight stitch; 75/11 or 80/12 needle; open-toe or clear center-groove foot; neutral or matching thread for sewing.


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