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Arabesque Quilt - Eugene

In this class, we will learn a foundation paper piecing technique to start you on your way to making this beautiful quilt top.

The pattern indicates that this is an advanced pattern, but if Laura can do it, so can you! As long as you have a good grasp on running your sewing machine and know how to use an iron and rotary cutter, you can make this quilt top.





1 ½ yards of light fabric

1 ½ yards of medium-light fabric

1 ½ yards of medium-dark fabric

1 ½ yards of dark fabric

Sewing machine and everything you need to use it (power cord, foot pedal, bobbins, etc.)


Extra needles

Seam ripper

Rotary cutter

Cutting mat (I recommend 12” x 18” or larger)

Cutting ruler (I recommend using an Add-A-Quarter ruler)

Small iron

Ironing surface (I recommend a wool pressing mat, 9” x 12” or larger)

Pins (I recommend long, thin, flat head pins)

A fairly large container to catch scraps (I recommend a clear plastic box)



Thin, flexible ruler (to help fold)

Small scissors or snips

Light box

Design wall (we don't have the space to bring to class, but it will be a great help later)
Serger tweezers or hemostat (to help remove the paper)



Prepare the pattern, per the instructions, before class. Also, please write your name on your pattern pieces and other items so we don’t get them mixed up.


The fabrics listed above are the recommendations for the top, per the pattern. I ended up a little bit short on the medium-dark and dark, and had a lot of the light fabric left over. The pattern also calls for solids, but I used a mottled fabric that read like a solid and I loved the result! (Hint: a lot of people get confused with paper piecing because it feels backwards. If you choose fabrics that have no right and wrong sides, like batiks, you eliminate this element.)


To finish the quilt, you’ll need 3 ½ yards for backing, 2/3 yards for binding, and a 60” x 60” piece of batting. The finished quilt size is listed as 52” x 52”.

Please remember that there are no returns on classes. If you cannot attend class, you are welcome to send someone in your place. Due to copyright laws, books and patterns cannot be returned or exchanged.

Instructor: Laura
You will need the Arabesque paper piecing pattern to take this class. Extra template papers are also in stock.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.