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Finishing Your Quilt Top: Randomly Pieced (RPB) and Randomly Appliqued (RAB) with Grace Errea

Skill Level: All Levels


Have you ever struggled trying to find just the right background fabric for your wonderful future quilt? Sometimes the colors, values, and textures are just not working. You visited every store in the neighborhood and still nothing! 

In this class we will demonstrate how to create Grace's Randomly Pieced backgrounds and also Randomly Appliqued backgrounds. 

We will discuss fabric selection for backgrounds that are dynamic and showcase the focal point. We will also discuss how to “mix” the fabrics so that they create a smooth, flawless background for a quilt.

We will show you how to change value and colors smoothly, how to plan your color/value scheme so that the background works compatibly with the focal point(s) that will be attached to it. 

The RPB is a piecing process but the key here is that the shapes are placed and stitched Randomly so not only you will control the look of your background but you will also have ease of piecing, as there are NO points that meet in this pieced background unlike some controlled pieced stitching.

In the RAB technique you will learn how to create background from chunks of fabric that help the focal come to life.

Kit Contents: ($ 5 )

- 1 FQ of Pellon 807 Wonder Web for the RAB technique.


  • Fabric - Choose at least 5-6 fat quarters of tone on tone fabrics that blend well together in Value. If you are having problems choosing the fat quarters, bring any 5-6 fat quarters for the practice even if they do not blend together. We will have a discussion on best fabrics to use

  • 1 FQ of low loft batting, such as Warm and Natural

  • Board to work on, at least FQ size, Insulation board or foam core work well 

- Fabric scissors
- You will need your sewing machine with a ¼ foot and thread.  Pre-fill your bobbin so as to save time in class. 

 - Ruler 24”, if you have a quilters ruler bring that. The larger the better. 

- Square type ruler.  I use a 12” square but smaller will work too.  

-Rotary cutter and rotary cutting board. 

- Pins  


Finishing Your Quilt Top: Randomly Pieced (RPB) and Randomly Appliqued (RAB) with Grace Errea

$ 45.00
(does not include kit)