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Let's Stitch: A Year of Stars

Stars are Natalia's all time favorite quilt block, so we're spending all year in 2021 growing our machine quilting library! From piecing to quilting, you'll find it all in this year long stitch-along. But, why stop with just one quilt? In addition to the videos Natalia will share on YouTube there will be a more dressed up block shared each month through our Piece N Quilt Academy. Join us today!

Let's get stitching!

When
December 15, 2020 - December 15, 2021 (You will have access to video lessons forever after class begins.)
Piecing lessons will be released  the 15th of each month for 12 months.
Quilting lessons will be released on the 1st of each month for 12 months.

Where
piecenquilt.com - When you check out you will be sent an email with further instructions on accessing our class dashboard. Advanced Star designs will be shared in our Piece N Quilt Academy. Join our Piece N Quilt - Show & Tell Facebook group. Share your machine quilting progress. Interact with quilty friends and sew much more.

What You Will Need

Something to quilt on. Natalia will be quilting all of her designs on a custom Let's Stitch a Year of Stars Panel; you can purchase a panel from Honest Fabric. Natalia will be stitching on the 50"x60" size. If you prefer to piece your own top, like Natalia will also be doing, you can pick up Let's Stitch a Year of Stars Piecing workbook.

Batting
Natalia will be using 1 layer of Quilter's Dream Poly Deluxe Batting.

Rulers
Natalia will use her machine quilting rulers: The Trailer, 4N1, Mini 4N1, Inside Out & Mini Inside Out. We also recommend our Piece N Quilt Pop Socket Ruler Grip.

Thread
Natalia will use So Fine! #402 on the top and Bottom Line #624 in the bobbin.

Fabric
If working with the custom panel you will only need backing and binding material.
Gold - 3/8 yard
Warm Pink - 1/4 yard
Maroon - 3/8 yard
Dark Blue - 3/8 yard
Light Blue - 3/8 yard
Light Pink - 1 1/8 yards
White - 1 1/2 yards 
Backing - 3 yards
Binding - 1/2 yard

Blocks
All blocks will finish at 12" square.
January - Combination Star
February - A Dandy Star
March - Union Star
April - Mosaic Star
May - Morning Star
June - Joyces Star
July - Spider Star
August - Midnight Star
September - Large Star
October - Nine Patch Star
November - Bryan's Star
December - Wandering Star

Workbooks
Let's Stitch a Year of Stars Design Workbook contains all block designs plus blank blocks for you to sketch your own designs. Let's Stitch a Year of Stars Piecing workbook contains full color step-by-step piecing and applique instructions to make your own quilt top. Let's Stitch a Year of Stars 2021 Calendar features full color images of the blocks plus QR codes that link you directly to the video tutorial. The Quilter's Sketchbook is the perfect workbook to sketch, doodle and draw your quilting designs.

Measuring
A foldable tape measure.

Marking
Natalia will be doing some marking using the Blue Mark-B-Gone Marker and misting those lines away with a Misting Spray bottle.

Skill Level
Students should have a basic knowledge of free-motion quilting and machine quilting with rulers.
Anyone on any machine with the ability to machine quilt with rulers and free-motion quilt can join Natalia's classes.

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting book or online class is recommended as a pre-requisite to this class (but not required). Visual Guide to Creative Straight-Line Quilting is also recommended as a pre-requisite.

**Workbooks are not spiral bound.
**Class registration is only valid for one student. Lessons may not be shared.