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“Hexatopia,” English Paper Piecing Unusual Hexagonal Blocks – Afternoon

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | $210

This three-session class is designed to liberate and empower your English Paper Piecing adventures. We will be leaving basic store-bought shapes in the dust, and instead draw from an infinite vocabulary of polygons to create intricate hexagonal blocks!

Although we will spend time exploring traditional-style hexagonal blocks, the emphasis of the class will be on tweaking those traditional blocks to make them unique to the individual quilter, and most of all, improvising entirely new ones unlike the quiltiverse has ever seen!

Notes on experience level:
Interested students should already be confident with basic English Paper Piecing. Students should also be comfortable working with small pieces, small stitches, and understand that (as with all hand-sewing), best results come with plenty of time and care.

The good news is that THERE WILL BE NO MATH INVOLVED. You won’t even need to use the numbers on your ruler unless you really want to. (I don’t.)



Teacher: Reyna de Courcy
Level: Confident English Paper Piecer

This class meets from 1 – 4pm on:
Wednesday, March 13
Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday March 27

“Starter Pack” of Pre-cut paper pieces will be provided.

Required Supplies: (All supplies except x-acto knives and colored pencils are available to purchase at Gotham Quilts)
– Colored pencils (at least 6 colors)
– Something to use as a straight-edge – at least 7″ long, but try to avoid anything longer than 15″
– Regular ol’ pencil + good eraser
– X-Acto knife (if these make you nervous, paper-cutting scissors are okay)
– Pins
– Hand sewing needles: applique sharps
– Fabric scissors (small ones are nice for this)
– Non-fancy thread for basting (whatever you’ve got laying around)
– Thread for piecing: I recommend 50 weight cotton in colors that either match the fabric you’d like to use, or are slightly duller. (Medium greys are especially handy.)
– Fabric: Quilting weight cotton
We will be using small pieces in this class, so if you’ve got a stash of fat quarters and scraps, go ahead and bring a whole bunch! (Look especially for blenders, tone-on-tones, solids, and small-scale prints that you’d be excited to fussy-cut.)

Ultimately, plan to bring or purchase:
– 1/4 yrd or more of 1 or more interesting small-scale prints (for fussy-cutting)
– 1/16 or more of 3 or more blenders or solids that look nice with the prints



March 13
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gotham Quilts Store
40 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018 United States
(212) 220-3958


Reyna de Courcy

Class cancellation policy:

If you need to cancel or reschedule your class registration, we are happy to accommodate changes made at least 3 days before the start of your class. You can choose a different class session or receive a store credit towards a future class registration. Please call us at 212-220-3958 or email us@gothamquilts.com to make the change. Please note that cancelations or changes within 3 days of the class date are not eligible for a credit or refund.