The instructor is saving you the price of a pattern - this is one of her original designs for paper piecing using the add-a-quarter ruler and post card method. You will piece a pine tree on one side of the mat, with colorful binding also on the mat. You will use the instructors' add-a-quarter rulers but they will also be available for purchase (about $6.00). After the piecing you'll try your hand at machine quilting. The instructor is gathering all the fabric and batting for the project, which yields TWO placemats!
Students bring: sewing maching, neutral thread, thread snippers, shears, rotary cutter and mat, ruler or tape measure, add-a-quarter ruler (if you have one).