Classes - Machine Appliqué Flower Basket

Machine Appliqué Flower Basket

Intermediate- 1 day

In this workshop learn how to appliqué using a quick raw edge fusible machine technique. Ashley’s Flower Basket, the first pattern in a series of flower basket designs Sue created for JWD Publishing will be used in this workshop. Learn the fine points of machine appliqué including perfect points, neat curves and creative surface embellishments. This technique is the focus of the AQS book “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co-authored by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Quality workmanship is the priority in this workshop!
Please note: for the one day version of this workshop students will be working on a small practice piece to learn how to do the techniques featured in this appliqué project. Students receive all the information needed to complete their Flower Basket Quilt, but we will only work on the practice piece in class.  There will be a pattern fee of $8.00     

Supply List

Sewing Machine- Blanket stitch used
Don’t forget your 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- ½ 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, hand sewing needle, straight pins, small tweezers. Bring if you have- circle templates.
Fabric: 100% cotton (Sue pre-washes her fabrics)
             12” x 12” square background fabric for practice piece
              Small pieces of fabric for appliqué flowers and leaves,
              fat quarter of green for stems
Thread:  100 % cotton in colors to match appliqué fabrics.
Sue’s favorite for machine appliqué include 50/3ply and 40/3ply cotton threads. *Sue will have a selection of her King Tut “Tone on Tone” threads for sale in class.
To make Ashley’s Flower Basket Quilt you will need the following supplies. We will not work on the actual block in class.
Fabric:  Block background- 2/3 yard
             For Appliqué: 8-10 fat quarters of assorted coordinating
             prints and/or solids.  
             Bias Stems and Leaf Appliqués- ½ yard
             Bias Branches- 1 fat eighth
             Dogtooth border- 3/8 yard
             Outer Border- 7/8 yard (28” x 28” square)
Thread: colors to coordinate with appliqué fabric
             Binding- 3/8 yard
             Backing- 1 yard
             Batting- 32” x 32” square

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