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Fabric Coil Pots with Helen Deighan (Sewing Class Review)
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Posted by: AnneFromLambourn
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Posted on: 10/17/05 9:57 AM
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This review is for the UK readers of Pattern Review - but also for anyone attending Quilt Festical at Houston next week, Helen said she is teaching there as well as at Quilt Market. If you get the chance to take a class with her you will enjoy it.

I took this class at a local quilt group on Saturday, having made a pot by hand before and been a little disappointed with it. I learnt that my choice of core, piping cord, was likely to be the reason got my pot looking a bit like the clay ones I made as a child :). With the right core, my bowls and pots worked really well. See the website for sources of the right rope!

The class taught three different ways to make fabric coil pots using strips of fabric wrapping a central cord. We started to make one by hand, went on to complete a pot totally made on the machine and were also taught an alternative method of making pots by machine.

The concept taught was not difficult, but the class was enjoyable and I learnt quite a few hints, despite owning the book about how to make the pots. BTW this does not mean the book is incomplete, but rather that I didn't read it thoroughly :)

I really enjoyed the class and would recommend it. Here is a link to a photo of the bowl that I made during the day: click here
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Patti B said...
Your pot looks great and it's such fun to have a class with a good instructor ... on any topic. Wish I were going to the Quilt Show.
10/18/05 9:24 AM
stripquilter said...
Nice review. Your bowl is terrific! Doesn't look at all like those clay pots etc so many of us made as children. :>) Julia
10/26/05 3:21 PM

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