TOTALLY TUBULAR STRIP PIECING

Is a totally out of the box way to think about and strip piece patterns,
Is a cross between Seminole and Bargello, with a unique twist,
Is done without paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias,
Can be combined with a number of different cutting techniques for creating,
Wedge, Kaleidoscopes and Mirror image patterns,
Appeals to all levels and types of quilters

TOTALLY TUBULAR is INTUITIVE,
TOTALLY TUBULAR is FUN,
TOTALLY TUBULAR is MAGIC

Lectures: Follow Rita’s 30 year journey in Quilting and illustrate the Totally Tubular Technique of strip piecing. They consist of high quality powerpoint slide shows of Quilts and animated tutorials of processes. Lectures end with a question and answer session and a chance to see actual finished quilts and pattern samples. They move along at a fast pace and are designed to be entertaining and informative. They can be tailored to suit your group. 

Workshops: Consist of 6 hours of class instruction and include detailed  hand-outs of techniques and exercises. Workshops are tailored to fit all levels and styles of quilters. 

Longer workshops of each technique can be tailored to suit your needs. Please contact Rita to discuss your needs and these workshops and  any questions or concerns you may have regarding any of my workshops or lectures.

See Teaching and Lecture Fees for other pertinent information regarding workshops, lecture, classroom requirements etc. 

 
     
 


     
   
 

Strip Piecing Magic: Squares-on-Point and Flying Geese
One Day / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner - Advanced

Make ‘Squares-On-Point’ any size including miniature without, paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias. Then use a rotary cutter like a magic wand and turn the squares into Flying Geese. TUBULAR STRIP PIECING method is a cross between Seminole and Bargello.  Samples and ‘eye candy’ will spark your creativity into using this old favorite in new ways. Process oriented class.

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Totally Migrating Geese
One Day / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner - Advanced

Bias friendly, tubular, template, waste and paper free strip-piecing process makes Flying Geese any size.  Rita guides you through her design process to work in colorways to build patterns and ‘geese’ quilt components.  Methods for sizing and manipulating geese will be covered in this project oriented class.  Techniques learned will greatly enhance your quilting vocabulary.

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Totally Tubular Diamonds
One or Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Strip piece diamond patterns any size or angle without paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias. Successfully match angled seams with accurate “Dog Ears”. Rita is enthusiastic about sharing her technique and expertise for creating pattern and the number of ways to use diamonds and bias tubes. This process oriented class is a good one to have in your quilting tool box. 

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Mirror Image Magic: Zig-Zags and Chevrons
One or Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Strip-piece mirror image bias tubes to create Chevron and Zig-Zag patterns any angle or size.  Rita encourages you to think out of the box and work intuitively to create your own unique patterns for components in quilts and garments. Bias friendly waste free technique does not require templates or paper. 

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  Stripendipity
One or Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Manipulate stripes and use angles to create movement, drama, texture and dimension in your quilts. Intuitive, inventive, bias-friendly, tubular strip piecing technique uses no paper, templates or waste. Rita encourages you to tweak your brain, step out of the box and think in new ways about piecing patterns.  Lots of eye candy and samples are provided.  This technique is a must for any quilting toolbox.

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Totally Tubular Triangles
One or Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Magic bias friendly tubular strip piecing technique and simple formula makes long rows of triangles any angle or size, including miniature, without paper, templates or waste. Rita encourages you to tweak your brain and think in new ways about imagining and creating patterns from triangles. Unique ideas for borders, blocks and components for quilts will be provided.

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Burst Out of the Box
One or Two Days / Process Oriented
Intermediate-Advanced

Complete a series of exercises using 30-degree angles, bias tubes and a variety of techniques for strip-piecing mirror image block and border patterns.  Intuitive bias friendly, waste free method. No templates or paper are used. Lots if information, eye candy and unique ideas will be provided in this process oriented class. 

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Triangles = Stars = Kaleidoscopes
Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Tweak you brain to think with a new perspective about making patterns.  Rita guides you through her tubular strip-piecing process for making right triangles any size. Build your stash of triangles in the morning then work with different angles and wedges to make a variety of stars and kaleidoscopes from them in the afternoon.  Combine kaleidoscopes and wedges in unusual ways to make a variety of patterns. 

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Midnight Sun
Two Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Rita guides you through her tubular strip-piecing process for making triangles any size or angle. Build a stash of 45-60 and 90-degree triangles. Experiment with different wedges and cut triangles to make a variety of star patterns. Learn how each angle behaves differently. Combine stars and wedges to build a kaleidoscope quilt.

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Sawtooth Borders from Checkerboards
One Day / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Make Half-Square Triangles and Sawtooth Borders from a checkerboard without paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias. Learn Rita’s formula to make them any size including miniature. Try working with stripes to add drama. Build your stash of this old favorite to make those patterns you have been avoiding and create some new ones of your own. 

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Sawtooth Patterns
One, Two or Three Days / Project Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Rita will guide you through her process to make this popular shape any size including miniature without paper, templates, waste or problems with the bias.  Participants develop stratas and checkerboards in different colorways and combine them to develop their own quilt with a unique ethnic look and feel.

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Totally Tubular Spirals
One, Two or Three Days / Process Oriented
Confident Beginner-Advanced

Strip-piece a frieze or border pattern of spirals from squares without templates, paper or waste. It is similar to Bargello and Seminole with a unique twist. Scale this pattern small and large and learn to make it in mirror image. Turn mirror image spirals into kaleidoscopes and blocks for some real fun. Lots of samples and ideas will be provided.

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Totally Sharp
Two Days / Process Oriented
Intermediate-Advanced

Work with 30-degree angles, bias tubes, and a variety of tubular strip-piecing techniques. Intuitive, playful, bias friendly, waste, template and paper free technique. Students complete a series of exercises exploring positive and negative spaces, movement, texture and manipulating direction. Exercise samples will be combined and used to create a unique quilt. 

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