Classes - Folk Garden Borders: Machine Appliqué Techniques

Folk Garden Borders: Machine Appliqué Techniques


Beginner/Intermediate - 1 day

In this workshop, learn Sue’s Stitched Raw Edge appliqué technique while creating a folk garden border from Sue’s Quilt “Blue Tulips on Pink Skies”. Nineteenth century folk art quilts were the influence for this completely machine made quilt. Learn all the details of the technique including bias stems, points and circles. Make your quilts spectacular by adding beautiful appliqué borders. Project can be the start of the quilt or can be made into a small runner…

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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)
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)
Basic Sewing Supplies- pencil, pencil sharpener, fabric marking pencil, hand sewing needle, straight pins, small tweezers.
Bring if you have- circle template
Iron and small ironing board (one for every 4-5 students)
Extension cord/multi plug strip
Small matt board, rotary ruler and cutter

Two 8” x 24” piece of white paper (apprx. 24” is fine)
2 sheets white paper (copy paper good)
Paper scissors
(Sue will have tracing paper to share)

Fabric: 100% cotton (I pre-wash and press)
12” by 44/45” piece of fabric for background, please starch this fabric before coming to class. (bring 10”sqaure of background for practice)
Assorted fabric for appliqué- bring small amounts (8-10 fat quarters) of colors for floral appliqué, include ½ yard piece for bias vine.
Thread: Cotton* (40/3, 50/3 and/or 50/2) in colors to coordinate with appliqué fabric. My favorites are Mettler 50/3 and King Tut on Tones on Tones by Sue Nickels 40/3

Some King Tut Tone on Tones cotton thread and Soft Fuse paper backed fusible web will be available to purchase in class.

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