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Cactus Flower Tablerunner by Judy Niemeyer

Patterns are in stock and on hold for class participants, you may pick up after registration is paid. 

Cactus Flower Table Runner

Class Preparation

This is a 1 day class intended to teach the process of foundation paper piecing. You will need to purchase the pattern for this class. The pattern includes the yardage instructions, cutting templates, and the foundation papers. Read the pattern prior to class. 

Organization: Organization is the key to making this Table runner. Prior to class, all of the cutting must be completed. Please pay special attention to placing foundation units, template layout sheets, and fabric pieces into labeled bags; this pattern requires 3  bags (I like to use Zip-Loc type bags).  The pattern also suggests using binder clips (not quilt binding clips) to clip templates and fabric pieces together. They work great!  Large paperclips will also work.

Selecting Fabrics: The yardage amounts and suggested colors are listed on Page 8 of the pattern or the back page.  Non-batiks are always an option. 

Templates and Foundation Papers: To cut foundation papers and templates, refer to Pages 1-2 of the instructions.  Begin with “Foundation Papers, Templates, and Template Layout sheets” on Page 1. Then move to “Setting up your bags  #1-3” on Page 2.  This will need to be done before cutting the fabrics. 

Fabric Cutting Instructions: There are separate instructions for each bag 1-3.   Complete the cutting as directed and add the pieces to the numbered bags.  I will show you how to use the Template Layout Sheets in class.

If fabric cutting is not completed before class, there will very little time to work on piecing. Allow at least a half day to complete the cutting for this table runner. 


The following items will be used in class: 

Pattern and Fabric

Sewing Machine with standard foot and quarter-inch foot

Sewing Machine extension table if you have one

Template Plastic (approx 3" by 12" for folding—buy a piece of template plastic and cut it to size)
12" Add-A-Quarter Ruler (6” works well for the smaller pieces )
6" by 12" ruler (or similar, to cut fabric and trimming) 
Medium size cutting mat 
Rotary cutter with new blade (45mm or 60mm)
Size 70/10 sewing machine needles 
Seam ripper  
Washable glue stick (I prefer Elmer’s Schoolhouse Disappearing Purple)

Glue pen (Fons and Porter) 
High quality, cotton sewing thread 
Pins (flower pins preferred)
Scotch Tape 

Purple Thang (optional)

Box of Large paper clips


Check with your host on the necessity of the following items:

Small steam iron 
Small ironing mat/board 
Surge protector
Extension cord 

If you have any questions regarding this class, the preparation work, or about the necessity of the supplies listed, please call the shop.

Materials Included: Pattern, instruction and Lunch
Requirements: Cactus Flower pattern by Judy Niemeyer
Instructor: May Gunter
Instructor Bio: May is a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor

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