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In the Wild

The In the Wild Topper / Wall Quilt is a “one and done” project: you’ll literally make one, single LARGE block, and then you’re ready to quilt and bind your project! This is such a fun, simple way to learn the Partial Seam Technique (not to be confused with “y-seams!), and then you’re ready to move on to your next quilting adventure!

In addition to learning the Partial 
Seam Technique, we’ll talk about working with 60-degree shapes, in general, and using the Kellyquilter Templates for fussy-cutting. As a bonus, Kelly will provide you with setting guidelines to use this block to make a larger quilt (4 blocks will make a throw, 9 blocks will make a king bed topper). Kelly will also demonstrate other uses for the class kit templates.


Sewing machine:
cleaned, oiled, and ready to sew. Don’t forget your 1/4” foot, power cord, foot control, bobbins, etc.
piecing weight thread, neutral color
Rotary cutter:
28mm recommended
Cutting mats:
a cutting mat at least 12” x 18” for cutting strips AND, if you have a 12-14" cutting mat on a rotating base, please bring it to class, also.
Rotary Ruler:
Your favorite ruler for cutting fabric strips (6"x 24" is a great size).
If you own Kelly’s book, Spinners, Spirals, & Stars, please bring it. If you don’t own it and would like to, it will be available in class.
MAGIC Premium Quilting & Crafting Spray OR Mary Ellen’s Best Press: for pre-class fabric preparation AND also bring to class, please.
pins, seam ripper (just in case), thread snips, any other favorite notions Kellyquilter Acrylic Templates Project Set (mandatory for each participant): the kit includes 4 acrylic templates (H4, D8, ET8, FHH4) plus anti-skid material, deliverable at the beginning of class. These are the templates for the Aster block in its largest size (32” from point to opposite point). If you already own any of these Kellyquilter Templates, please bring them to class, and the remainder may be purchased individually. The retail value of the kit + anti-skid material is $54 - the kit is specially priced for the class at $45.

all yardage based on 40" of usable fabric width. Note: if you wish to fussy-cut, additional fabric will be necessary.
Center hexagon
¼ yd. OR one fat quarter OR a fabric remnant at least 8" x 10"
Large Diamonds
½ yd
Background pieces
¾ yd
1 yd
½ yd


Because the patchwork pieces have bias edges, preparing your fabric by adding some “body” /
gentle stiffness helps to stabilize the fabric, making distortion of the bias edges while working with the patchwork pieces less likely.


Prepare your fabrics by generously (quite damp; not dripping wet) spritzing them on both sides 
with MAGIC Premium Quilting / Crafting Spray (or Mary Ellen’s Best Press, spray starch, or sizing), then press them until dry with a dry iron on cotton setting. (Alternately, you can spritz
the fabrics, iron them briefly, then hang them to dry.) Once dry, press out the wrinkles using a 
steam iron on cotton setting.
I’m looking forward to our time together in class. Should you have any questions before 
class, feel free to email me at (put In the Wild in the subject line).


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