Using the Nifty Nine Patch quilt pattern participants will construct a 50”x 62” quilt top. Class will also construct a small table runner from beginning to final completion. Most class time will be spent on the actual construction of the quilt top. Construction topics to be included: reading a quilt pattern, fabric selection and thread, basic supplies needed for quilting, sewing machine operation including maintaining, importance of consistent seam allowance, safely using a rotary cutter, cutting of fabric, pressing vs. ironing and the importance of organization and cleanliness of the work area. Finishing topics to be included: piecing the top, borders, batting and backing, the quilt sandwich, finishing techniques—quilting techniques, binding and quilt label. They will have the option of machine quilting or having the lap quilt long arm quilted for an additional fee.