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Pick a Flower Workshop

  • First United Methodist Church 1101 Bluebonnet Drive Marble Falls, TX, 78654 United States (map)

Pick a Flower Workshop: 

Added Dimension: Reverse Applique with Applique 

 From left to right and top to bottom: Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia and Iris.

From left to right and top to bottom: Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia and Iris.

August 16, 2018 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Highland Lakes Quilt Guild

Marble Falls, TX

Class taught by Margaret Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs

Learn how fun and easy it is to add dimension to your quilt with reverse appliqué and appliqué by hand or machine while you create the beautiful Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia or Iris   from Eye of the Beholder’s Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV. 

Each flower makes a 16” block that may be a put in a quilt or finished as a pillow to decorate your sofa. You may also choose to stuff your blossoms to add more dimension. 

      Hand appliqué is a labor of love, but when you trace, baste, snip & stitch, it’s fun and easy! 

        Machine reverse applique is easier and speedier with our Trace, Snip, Iron & Stitch method.

Come join the fun!  I will lead you step by step through the process. Learn how easy it is to get sharp points, crisp corners and graceful curves by hand, and machine. You will love the results you.   Be empowered to do reverse appliqué by hand or machine, do it like a pro and enjoy it!  

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For Hand & Machine:

Flower pattern by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs. Choose Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia or Iris  – Pattern cost $15.50

Fabric suggestions- Batiks are the best, and I strongly recommend them for this project.  They are tightly woven, have a fine hand, and don’t fray as much as other cottons.  These qualities make it easier to turn under.  Additionally, they are rich in color and texture.

  • 18” square Green background batik (you will need to be able to see the pattern through this fabric for tracing the design onto fabric)
  • 18” square light batik for top (You will need two 18” squares if you wish to make a pillow)
  • Scraps up to a fat quarter for blossoms

For Hand:

  • Safety pins for pin basting
  • Marking pencil that contrasts your background material. (mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen
  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors
  • No. 7 Sharps needle for basting
  • No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué
  • Button or quilting thread in color that contrasts the top material for basting
  • Sewing Thread that matches the top materials for reverse applique and appliqué
  • Optional: some pillow stuffing to puff the blossoms

Helpful items: Light box helpful (It may be needed, particularly if background fabric is towards the medium - dark value), Scotch tape, Needle Threader helpful for small eyed needles

For Machine:

  • 2 - 18” x 18” squares Soft Fuse for reverse applique and applique
  • Marking pencil for tracing onto the paper side of your fusible
  • Iron, ironing surface
  • Small, sharp scissors
  • Thread that matches or goes well with your top fabrics for machine reverse applique and  applique or Appli-quilting
  • Sewing machine (having a zig-zag stitch is needed for satin stitch. Without a zig-zag stitch, you can do raw edge applique.)

For Appli-quilting option:

  • 18” square batik
  • 18” square batting batting
  • Safety pins for pin basting or Spray adhesive

 Helpful items: Light box, Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer or other stabilizer, Spray Adhesive, Scotch tape

For Finishing the piece:

The finishing of your piece will not be part of the scope of this class.  However, like any quilt piece, you will layer with your batting and backing, and then quilt.  You would need 1 yard of fabric for binding.

Catch our Trunk Show "Quilting! A Creative Journey!", August 15, 10:30 am  at Highland Lakes Quilt Guild.

 

Contact Highland Lakes Quilt Guild to sign up: HLQGuild@gmail.com

Earlier Event: August 15
Quilting! A Creative Journey
Later Event: September 21
Quilt-A-Fair 2018