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Intro to English Paper Piecing with Lucy Boston Blocks – Afternoon

January 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn the easy-to-master hand stitching English Paper Piecing (EPP) technique and learn to make the “Lucy Boston” block. This class covers various techniques for basting and joining your EPP pieces, as well as fussy cutting and layout options for Lucy Boston blocks.  Class registration fee includes Starter Kit of precut paper pieces.

Teacher: Reyna de Courcy
Complete beginners welcome. No prior sewing experience required.

This class meets from 1-4pm on:
Wednesday, January 9





Required Supplies to bring with you (all supplies available for purchase at Gotham Quilts):
– Straight pins
– Needles for hand sewing (I recommend appliqué 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 – at least 1/8 yard of at least 4 fabrics that look nice together, and then 1/4 yard of one solid that will serve as a background.

Notes on Fabric and Thread:
More details and inspirations for fabric and thread selection will be discussed in class, and there will be time to shop! The selection at Gotham Quilts is great for this project. If you already have a bunch of thread and scraps and fat quarters and random fun fabrics that you’d like to use, go ahead and bring as many as you don’t mind carrying. The more the merrier! I especially recommend bringing fabrics with interesting prints that repeat often, and stripes are tons of fun for this design.

Cutting mats and iron will be provided for use in the classroom.


January 9
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.