Classes - Stitched Raw Edge Machine Applique 'Morning has Broken'

Stitched Raw Edge Machine Applique 'Morning has Broken'

Intermediate- 1 day

Explore the details of this great fusible machine appliqué technique. Students will work on one block* from Sue’s quilt “Morning has Broken” featured in the AQS book “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co- authored by Sue and her sister Pat Holly.  Really sharp points, reverse appliqué, embellishments and other details will be covered.  Embellishing the background will also be an option for students on this block. Learn the machine skills used by Sue and Pat for their award winning quilts “The Space Quilt” and “The Beatles Quilt.
*Please note
- Students will receive the pattern for the center block only, books will be available to purchase for the remaining patterns for this quilt.  

Supply List

Sewing Machine- Blanket stitch used
(We will also be using the decorative stitches on your machine: bring cams, cards and instruction manuals for your specific machine)
Don’t forget foot pedal and power cord!
Open Toe Appliqué Foot- a MUST for machine appliqué
(sometimes called an open toe embroidery foot)
Darning foot- use for surface embellishments
Scissors- small embroidery type, good for precise cutting of appliqué pieces
Sewing Machine Needles- 80/12 sharp (Schmetz brand called Microtex sharp)   
Paper Backed Fusible Web- 1 yard
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)  
Spray Starch (I use Best Press, Niagara or Faultless original weight)
Iron and small ironing board (one for every 4-5 students)
Extension cord/multi-plug strip
Basic Sewing Supplies- pencil, pencil sharpener, ruler (plastic 12” x 6” or larger), hand sewing needle, straight pins, small tweezers.
Bring if you have- circle templates.
Fabric: 100% cotton (I pre-wash and press)
             Background block- 17” square (starch before coming to class)
                                                Bring extra background for practice
             Appliqué Fabric- 8-10 different fabrics for leaves and flowers
                                           Fat quarters to half yard cuts   

Thread:  40/3ply or 50/3ply cotton* in colors to coordinate with      
appliqué fabric. Sue’s favorite threads for machine appliqué include Mettler 50/3ply cotton and King Tut 40/3ply cotton. Sue will have a selection of her King Tut “Tone on Tone” threads for sale in class.   
60/2ply or 50/2ply weight cotton to match background       

*Please note- yardage is enough for one block, for yardages for complete quilt project refer to the book “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” or contact Sue for yardages

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