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Use Your Words



Words in quilts have a long history, whether it’s just names, initials, dates or phrases. Most often the words have identified the maker(s) or been a collection of names within the quilt blocks as in friendship quilts. Those were often stamped, inked or appliqued. I will teach you how to piece your words using the method created by Tonya Ricucci in her book Word Play Quilts. This is indeed a playful and easy way to add words to your quilts as it is “liberated,” allowing you to modify your words – changing the height, size or setting to suit your quilt. Once you learn this method you may be tempted to add words to all your quilts!

Supply List:

Sewing machine, including an extra machine needle and 1-2 wound bobbins, foot pedal, cord and sewing manual.

Basic sewing supplies: ruler, rotary cutter, mat, thread, pins, scissors, seam ripper, etc.

Bring a piece of flannel or batting that can be used as a design board in class and transport your work home intact.

Please mark all your tools!

Fabric: an assortment of scraps for your letters. On half – 1 yard of background fabric. Take care that your fabric choices include good value contrast so that your words are visible.

Highly recommended: Check out the book Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci. Tonya has books available for purchase. To request a book email her at Unrulyquilter@gmail.com. Ebooks are also available from Martingale.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor: Fern Royce
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