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Rag Basket

at Capital Quilts - Gaithersburg

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Gaithersburg
15926 Luanne Dr
At Tournament Dr
Washington, District of Columbia 20877
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Lois Sumser

What you'll learn in this quilting class:

Rag bowls have been made since the beginning of time, it seems.  They have found some form of bowls that are wrapped into a coil in many archeological digs, that go back for centuries.  In more recent history, rag bowls were made in Appalachia along with rag rugs that were known to hold up over time.  Rag bowls are sturdy, versatile and fun to make. 

This class will provide instructions for making a small bowl and hopefully have you leaving with your bowl and all you need to make more.  Be careful - it is addictive, but if you are a quilter and/or sewing "nut", you know all about that!!!

One very good thing is that it allows you to use up scraps of material that you might otherwise just have sitting around the house.

Supply List:
  • At least 50 feet of thin, cotton clothesline (I always use Mainstays or Secureline brand, which can be found online). It comes in 100ft. length and 3/16" width.
  • About 50 strips of pre-cut scraps of fabric (cotton is best for your first bowl) cut with pinking shears, if you can, about 24" long, ¾” to 1" wide. These strips can be all the same fabric, several different patterns, or random (my favorite). You will be thrilled with your bowl no matter what you decide.
  • Glue stick (I use the Elmer's 0.88oz X-treme School Glue Stick), but just about any will do. Just be sure you don't buy the "stick &release" kind - I learned that the hard way!
  • At least 30 straight pins (1" or 1 ½”)
  • Pinking shears or regular scissors
  • Cotton thread (I use black on almost all of my bowls now, but you can use a colored thread that matches your fabric and you can also change the color of thread as you change the fabric.
  • Optional: beads or buttons you might want to adorn your creation.
  • You will need to bring your sewing machine that allows you to use your zig zag stitch.
Looking forward to this class - it will be great fun and you'll love your bowl - I promise!!!

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