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Karen's Hospitality WORKSHOP at Stitchin' Tree


  • Stitchin' Tree 3131 US-30 Woodbine, IA 51579 USA (map)

Add a Touch of Elegance to Your Life:

Karen's Hospitality Table Runner Workshop

   Karen's Hospitality, Table runner IV   (20" x 52.5"). Machine reverse applique.

Karen's Hospitality, Table runner IV (20" x 52.5"). Machine reverse applique.

Stitchin'Tree

3131 Highway 30, Woodbine, IA 51579

July 24 - 25, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Taught by Margaret Willingham

Cost $75.00 plus pattern & materials

Sign up today for this workshop at Stitchin' Tree for Hand reverse applique.

Two days of quilting fun at Stitchin' Tree's lovely Quilters Cottage, and an elegant table runner to show for it!

 Make our Karen's Hospitality table runner in fabrics that complement your life by hand or machine reverse applique.   Be inspired and get tips from the creator and designer, Margaret Willingham.

Our hand and machine methods for reverse applique will both be presented, and then you choose how you want to make it.

Choose your creation process.

...For hand stitchers, learn our Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch process, .  The Eye of the Beholder way makes hand reverse applique easier than the traditional method.   You will be hand stitching like a pro in no time.

   Karen's Hospitality, table runner IV   (20" x 52.5"). Hand reverse applique.

Karen's Hospitality, table runner IV (20" x 52.5"). Hand reverse applique.

...For machine enthusiasts, learn our speedier Trace, Snip, Iron & Stitch process with Appli-quilting.

What fabrics will you choose to decorate your home with?  See how easy it is to add a touch of elegance to your home.

SUPPLY LIST

For Hand & Machine:

Karen's Hospitality table runner IV pattern $24.00 by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs – 

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.

For Hand

  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”)  of light-medium fabric for background(you will need to be able to see the pattern through this fabric for tracing the design onto fabric)
  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”)  medium – dark fabric for top
  • 1 yard for binding.  I suggest of top fabric
  • Safety pins for pin bastin
  • 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 material for appliqué

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:

Fabric option: When creating by machine, you have the option to choose a medium-dark fabric for the background, and a light fabric for the top. For machine, you trace the design onto the paper side of your fusible.

  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”)  of light-medium fabric for background
  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”)  medium – dark fabric for top
  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”) iron on fusible paper (ie. Wonder under, soft n’fuse, ex)*
  • 1 yard for binding.  I suggest of top fabric
  • 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 fabric for machine 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:

  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”) of fabric for backing.  You have the other half of either your top or background fabric available
  • 1 2/3 yards(22” x 60”) 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.

Contact Stitchin' Tree to sign up. www.stitchintree.com or call 712.647.3161.

 

 

Earlier Event: June 21
Vermont Quilt Festival, 2018