Wednesday, August 3, 2016

August 2016 Meeting: Pattern Design and Manual Drafting

It's time for the August meeting!  Before we leap into the details of another great talk given by B, here are some reminders...

~The meeting will take place August 14 (the second Sunday).
~Bring your #pamqgminiswap projects so we can see them before they are sent off. They should be mailed and received by Labor Day!
~If you have the QuiltCon charity block done, go ahead and bring it back.  Maybe pick up another?  They aren't due until September.
~Have you paid your dues yet?  They were due in July.
~This is the first month for the PghMQG Inspiration Challenge.  Bring your block to be entered into the first drawing.
~Also, Pole2Polls will be having a workshop on Aug 20th from 10-2pm if you want to check it out! 
~Are you making pillowcases for Quilters Corner?  They will be collected at the August meeting.  Don't forget!


Have you ever wanted to…

         …make a particular quilt but couldn’t find a pattern for it?
         …translate a quilt image from a magazine, an online resource or even from your 
            brain into a usable sewing pattern?
         …enlarge or reduce a quilt pattern to suit your preferences?

If your answer is “yes” to any of the above questions, then this lesson is for you! Now let’s learn how to identify the underlying composition of common quilt patterns and how to confidently draft them with ease and accuracy.

Topics we will cover include:

Drafting tools – An explanation of common drafting tools and how to use them

Pattern Formation – A study of the geometry behind various patchwork patterns

Pattern Drafting – A lesson on drafting patterns at a variety of scales to suit our requirements

Template Making – A guide for making fabric cutting templates

 Tools that would be good to bring to the meeting if you have them include:

  • Calculator
  • Colored pencils, markers or crayons
  • Compass                                                
  • Eraser
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Transparent tape
  • Paper-cutting scissors

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