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New York Beauty with Nancy Roelfsema

Learn my unique paper piecing technique to get super-sharp points for your block and you will also and you will also learn to piece perfect curves.



This quilt is a four block sampler. Each block measures approximately 8-12 inches.

If you choose to make the quilt larger you will need more fabrics but we will concentrate on technique so you will not need to bring tons of fabric to class – try to control yourself so you don’t get too distracting playing with fabrics during class.

I don’t recommend you purchase or bring any sashing or border fabrics to class unless you are looking for advice – I don’t believe those fabrics should not be chosen until all the blocks are complete so that they can help you decide what fabrics to use for the sashings and borders.

Eight Fat Quarters for the backgrounds and centers of the four blocks. Coordinate your fabrics, avoid true solids, include small and medium designs – be creative, don’t get to “matchy-matchy”.

Coordinating fabrics – a combination of dark, medium and lights so that you can see contracts. FQ’s or scraps will work – I would recommend no scraps smaller than 5”x18” for the points. Avoid true solids, include small and medium designs – stripes are fun to use for some of your fabrics.


Rotary cutter, 28mm or 45mm size – no larger

Rotary mat: small 9”x12” for use on the table to the left of your sewing machine.

Mat 18” x 24” recommended for squaring up your blocks – we can share with others this mat.


6” or 12“ Add a Quarter” ruler by CM Designs – you should be able to find this at your local quilt shop or at

Sewing machine in good working order

100% Cotton 50 Weight piecing thread – neutral color that would coordinate with your chosen fabrics.

New Sewing machine needle – Size 70 Microtex for piecing          

Fabric Marking tools that you can see on your chosen fabrics.     

Straight pins – I recommend the Clover Silk glass ball head pins. 

Spray Sizing – Mary Ellen’s Best Press (no spray starch)   

Personal small iron and holder that you trust. I love the Clover Mini Iron and a large mug to put it in when not in use.

New York Beauty book fee $10.00

Here is a sample of what your finished block could look like:

Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details:
Requirements: Advanced beginner
Instructor: Nancy Roelfsema

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