Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Hawaiian Applique Without The 'A Word'

Ever want to own a quilted Hawaiian Appliqué but don’t do the “A’ word… or even if you do appliqué, don’t want to spend the amount of time it takes to complete a complicated design such as this.  My very first quilt ever was a hand appliqué, hand quilted pillow that took several weeks.  Forget that!  For this class, you may create whatever color faux appliqué you like. (I’ll bring a variety of colors)  You will use a pattern laid underneath your cotton fabric as a guide to paint your entire appliqué in class using 1 bottle of Tsukineko fabric ink and one same color matching marker. Bottom line, this project is both economic AND fast !!!!   Absolutely anyone can do this!     Project size varies in 3 and  6 hr class versions. 

 Standard Student Supply List: 
a) A smooth surface white trash bag ( 13 gal. kitchen can size is fine), b) A few paper towels in case of a rare spill,c) Small amount of painters or masking tape
 A Kit will  include  :
 Kit includes: Hawaiian Appliqué Pattern, One bottle of pigment ink, Matching fabric marker, One ink applicator, Paintable sateen fabric, Class instructions.  Option choices in class: red, blue, green, purple, or black applique color scheme. 

Quilters Filling Station

 Quilter's Filling Station : Attend this class and you’ll leave with confidence and quilting motif samples to use in your work at home.  We’ll look at and create in free motion  3 ‘types of motifs: ones that stabilize, harmonize, and  even ‘MOVE’ your eyes on your quilt tops. You’ll create a sampler piece of stitched motifs of each type and that sampler can serve as your own quick reference library OR you can approach it as a standalone machine quilted art piece.  You’ll grow through FREEDOM to fill and learn in the doing!!.  Machines  are sometimes  provided at large venues as will be outlined in venue description/supply list info. Guild venues will require students to bring their machine to class.   There will be a small  material fee for a Quilting Art handout of  sample textures and fillers. This is designed for fairly new to intermediate  quilters.) At least some experience with free motion quilting advised.     6 hrs
 Standard Supply List: 
a     A pre-pinned cotton fabric quilt sandwich (top,,batting, backing)  appx 24”x 24””  or any width/length you’d like  to quilt in this class. (Suggest you have a white or light valued plain or mottled fabric on which  it will be easy to  add markings.
b     Frixion making pen by Pilot ( found at Staples or most quilt shops)
c     Appx 6” see through ruler (Omnigrid makes a great one 1” wide by 6” long)
d     up to 3 different colored spools of thread… appx 40 wt. and bobbin thread/ bobbins.  FYI: You may use multiple bobbin fills.     (If you prefer one color for all, thats okay too...  It all will work… don’t get too tied up in the ‘planning.’)

e     Basic quilting supplies… thread snips or scissors, quilting gloves, machine needles( my favorite=microtex sharps 70/10 but bring what you have)  or whatever product you like  for holding/moving your quilt as you stitch, ripper.
f)      OPTIONAL… a few 14 x 14  pinned quilt sandwiches if you wish to practice quilt  a few motifs before you leap into the real thing.Once you have mastered a motif you like.... quilt it on your to- be -saved large sandwich.
g      DESIRABLE: bring photos, drawings, or printouts of quilting motifs you like.

h      OPTIONAL.. if you already own and have room in your supplies, your standard sized Supreme Slider
i)     OPTIONAL: Notepad and pen for any notes you might want to take.