Classes - Basic Stitched Raw Edge Machine Appliqué

Basic Stitched Raw Edge Machine Appliqué

All levels - 1 day

Learn all about stitched raw edge machine appliqué in this informative workshop. Sue’s book “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co-authored with her sister Pat Holly is the basis for this class. 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 a practice sampler of ideas in class to learn the technique. Explore the details of inside and outside points, curves, circles and a great bias stem option. This is a technique class which allows time to explore the details of the technique. Feel confidant to work on any appliqué pattern after taking this class!

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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)  
½ 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 my fabrics)
            Background block- 12 ½” square (starch before coming to class)
            Appliqué Fabric- 5-6 small pieces (apprx. 10" squares) for applique flowers and leaves. Cut 1" x 18" bias strip for a stem. 

 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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