Classes - Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué: Tulips and Hearts

Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué: Tulips and Hearts

Beginner- 1 day

Learn all about easy machine appliqué in this great little project. A small amount of fusible is used to seal the edge yet leaves the block soft. The machine blanket stitching makes this project secure for washing. Students will work on one block in class to learn the technique. Explore the details of points, curves, and a great bias stem option. This quilt looks perfect in 30’s prints, but can be done in your favorite fabrics as well. Students will receive the block pattern and instructions to complete the small project.  

Supply List

Sewing Machine- Blanket stitch used
Don’t forget foot pedal and power cord!
Open Toe Appliqué Foot- a MUST for machine appliqué (sometimes called an open toe embroidery foot)
Scissors- small embroidery type for precise cutting of appliqué pieces.
Sewing Machine Needles- 80/12 sharp (Schmetz brand called Microtex sharp)   
1 yard paper-backed fusible web- I use Soft Fuse and will have this for purchase in class. Please do not bring Heat and Bond products or Lite Steam a Seam 2 or Steam a Seam 2 (Lite Steam a Seam is fine)  
Basic Sewing Supplies- straight pins, hand sewing needle, extra bobbins, pencil, pencil sharpener, fabric marking pencil, small tweezers.
Spray Starch (I use Best Press, Niagra or Faultless original weight)
Iron and small ironing board
(irons may be shared, one iron for every 4-5 students will be fine)
Extension cord/multi-plug strip
Fabric: 100% cotton (I pre-wash and press fabrics)
             Background block- 10 ½” square (starch before coming to class)
             3 more squares needed to complete project
             Bring extra background for practice
             Appliqué Fabric- assorted fabrics for hearts, tulips, leaves
             and stems (5-6 different fabrics, fat quarters will work)
To complete the quilt top you will need- ¼ yard for inner sashing, ¼ yard for outer border, ½ yard for corner triangles.   

Thread:  40/3 or 50/3 weight cotton* in colors to coordinate with          
              appliqué fabric. I like Mettler 50/3ply thread and/or Superior
              40/3ply King Tut Tone on Tones by Sue Nickels
              *Sue will have some King Tut thread for sale in workshop

Sue’s book “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” book is a companion for the workshop, not required.

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