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Introduction to Machine Piecing

Time Frame:
1 class period that runs 90 minutes.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Students will begin to learn how to use the rotary cutter, cutting mat, and ruler to make quilt blocks. In this class the students will make a 4-patch quilt block. Students will also write a paper on their first memories of a quilt.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Textile Design Entrepreneurship
Strand 7 Standard 2

Design and fabricate bedding and pillows. (e.g. quilts, comforters, pillow shams, bed skirts, throw pillows, etc.)

Rotary cutters, cutting mats, rulers of various sizes, samples of 4-patch block, quilts with 4-patch blocks, 1/4" presser foot, iron, ironing board.

Background For Teachers:
Teacher needs to know how to use a rotary cutter and mat to make a quilt block. Teacher also needs to know how to make a 4-patch block.

Student Prior Knowledge:
No prior knowlegde is needed.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will make a 4-patch block. They will understand how to sew a 1/4" seam. Students will also write a paper on their first memories of a quilt.

Instructional Procedures:
This lesson plan is on the attachment.


Assessment Plan:
Students will be evaluated on the accuracy of the 6" finished 4-patch block.

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Mary Baker

Created Date :
Jul 17 2003 17:22 PM