Paper-piecing has become main stream and it is due to designers like Cindi McCracken. She has shown a new generation of quilters that accuracy and precision are easy to achieve. Any of her new releases would be great classes to introduce your customers to this technique.
All of the patterns include the paper-piecing foundations and since they are repetitive designs, your students can actually finish an entire block in class. Each pattern also features an awe factor.
In the Echo table runner, the blocks can be placed horizontally or vertically to create totally different looks. Have your students complete a block and run color copies of it so they can play with block placement.
Desert Wildflower is set on point – another opportunity for a teachable moment. And look at the pieced border on Off Kilter – a two for one learning opportunity. And look how modern Starlight Pathway looks because she created a secondary pattern with the background fabrics. These patterns are all due in by the end of the month.