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Have a Heart: Conquering Reverse Applique at Vermont Quilt Festival

  • Vermont Technical College 201 Lawrence Pl. Williston, VT 05495 USA (map)
6” Heart block from Snowy Hearts table runner IX stitched by hand reverse applique.

6” Heart block from Snowy Hearts table runner IX stitched by hand reverse applique.

Have a Heart: Conquering Reverse Applique by Hand,

Friday, June 28, 2019, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

  • The 6” heart block from Snowy Hearts table runner is a perfect afternoon project for hand reverse applique.

Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs

Beginner-Intermediate - Half Day

 De-mystify with knowledge and skill, finding the FUN and EASE of reverse needle-turn applique done the Eye of the Beholder way.  Learn all the steps in the process of Trace, Baste, Snip and Stitch, giving you crisp points and graceful curves.  See the beauty of the 6” Reverse Applique Heart block for Snowy Hearts table runner (21” x 35”) revealed as you sew. 

Snowy Hearts table runner IX ( 21” x 35”)

Snowy Hearts table runner IX ( 21” x 35”)

Come be empowered ! Make it in red and soft grey/ white as we did, or re- imagine it in your colors.  Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse applique by hand.

 Required: Snowy Hearts table runner IX (21” x 35”) - $18.00 print/ $13.50 digital

Snowy Hearts pattern available at www.eobquiltdesign.com

                Snowy Hearts table runner quilt has 4 – 6” reverse applique Heart blocks set with pieced 4-patch blocks. Pattern includes full-sized pattern pieces, directions for pieced blocks and table runner assembly by hand or machine.

BRING TO CLASS: Supply List below is to make 1 - 6 1/2” x 6 1/2” Heart Block*

  • 1 - 7 1/2” x 7 1/2” square of Light (grey/ white) batik for top

  • 1 - 7 1/2” x 7 1/2” square of Medium (red) batik for background

  • No. 7 Sharps needle for basting

  • No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué

  • 1 spool of Button or quilting thread for basting (CONTRASTING COLOR to top fabric)

  • 1 Spool of thread for stitching (SAME COLOR as top fabric)

  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors

  • 4 safety pins/ straight pins for pin basting

  • Mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen for tracing pattern onto wrong side of background fabric

Helpful items: Light box (to trace design onto background fabric; Needle threader for small-eyed needle

 *To maximize workshop time, come with pattern for Heart block already traced out onto wrong side of background batik

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