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QUILTING: Summer Solstice with a Twist

The Summer Solstice was designed by Bradley and Judy Niemeyer. The instructions teach a strip piecing technique that expands on a traditional foundation paper piecing approach to complete lone star units. Strips are sewn onto foundation paper to complete what is called a "Strip Set". After the strip sets are completed, they are cut apart, rearranged, and resewn into a diamond star point. The technique evolved from seeing some common assembly approaches between the Summer Solstice and Bali Fever Backgrounds. Judy began experimenting with ways to speed up the creation of a lone star block with a strip to eliminate cutting, while also minimizing fabric waste. The Summer Solstice star was designed using 3.5" strips for the strip piecing. It incorporates a paper pieced New York Beauty (NYB) block and a general assembly process designed with no Y-Seams. This class will be taught by Josephine Keasler.

CUSTOMER COURSE: Embroidery

Learn the ins and outs of your embroidery machine. We will cover the basics of hooping, needles, stabliziers, thread and more. You'll discover all you need to get started with from your embroidery system. **THIS CLASS IS FREE IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR MACHINE / SOFTWARE FROM NUTTALL'S.**

CUSTOMER COURSE: Serger

This class is designed to make you comfortable with your new serger. This customer course class covers threading, tension settings, and basic serger applications. **THIS CLASS IS FREE IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR MACHINE / SOFTWARE FROM NUTTALL'S.**

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