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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars! Mini-Star of Wonder Ornaments

Date: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 10 am – 2 pm 

Where: Sew Downtown, 3820 10th St, Greeley, CO 

Cost: $35.00 plus Christmas RAPPing book and materials 

Make two quick, easy ornaments to twinkle on your tree this holiday season! One with Machine Reverse Appliqué and Appli-quilting. Then use the cut-outs from this one to make a second, Machine Appliqué ornament, too! 

Reverse appliqué gives an elegant, dimensional look using just two fabrics. The design is created in the background fabric peeking out of the top fabric. It’s simple and takes no time at all when you do it by machine. 

Come be empowered to machine reverse appliqué the Mini-Star of Wonder block featured in Christmas RAPPing by Margaret Brewster Willingham and Nan Baker. Learn the quick and easy steps of Eye of the Beholder’s Trace! Iron! Snip! & Stitch! process, and get pointers on how to satin stitch like a pro. 

Choose Red & Green, Blue & Gold or White & Gold. It’s so fun and easy you’ll want to make a tree full of Mini-Star of Wonder ornaments, and give them as gifts. 

This workshop will be taught by author/ pattern designer, Margaret Brewster Willingham, of Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs. 

Supply List 

Mini-Star of Wonder: Reverse Appliqué pattern (4” x 4”) on page A19 of by Margaret Brewster Willingham & Nan Baker. 

3 – 4” x 4” squares, top fabric & backing 

2 – 4” x 4”squares, background fabric 

2 - 4” x 4”squares batting 

5 – 4” x 4” squares Soft Fuse or other paper-backed iron-on fusible 

2 - 5” lengths of red ribbon for hanger 

Thread that matches or goes well with your top fabric for machine reverse appliqué and appliqué 

Thread that matches your background fabric for edging 

4-5 Safety pins/ pins for pin basting 

Marking pencil for tracing onto the paper side of your fusible 

Iron, ironing surface 

Small, sharp scissors 

Sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch for satin stitch, blanket stitch or straight stitch for raw edge 

Helpful items: Scotch tape 

Later Event: January 21
Teaching at Road to CA 2019!