Classes & Lectures

Landscape Design

Landscape Design



You’ll build fantastic landscapes flowers, and natural forms in this class. Cut-away appliqué allows you to do anatomically impossible appliqué. Using the latest fusibles we can add brocades, lame’s and organza sheers, to create the illusions of smoke, mist, water, or fire, using hand-dyed cotton creates wonderful vines, trees and greenery. Over it all, we add a layer of
incredible machine embroidery and embellishment. Truly magical. Skill level: Beginner/ Expert

Class Outline

A. Discuss quilt design
1.Discuss fabric and thread choices
2.Discuss difference between direct appliqué and reverse

B. Prepare top for quilting
1. add layers
3. Mark design
4. Baste

C. appliqué demo,
1.Discuss technique choices
a. Direct appliqué
b. Cut-away

D. Stitch choice
1. Darning foot for organic lines
2. Walking foot for straight or gently curved lines

E. Choose threads

F. Quilt outline

G. Trim out design

H. Demo appliqué bead techniques

I. Encase raw edges in appliqué bead

J. Demo adding decorative stitching over the overlay

Materials :


for 22"x18" Wall Hanging
(You can choose whatever size you wish)
1 fat?quarter yard fabric for top (hand-dye available)
1 fat quarter of fuse a shade ( heavy weight iron-on Pellon)
1-3 yards of Steam a Seam 2 12” wide
several scraps of sheers, lames, lace, or organza fabric for overlay

You can bring thread but you may not get to this step in class.
Decorative threads?Metallics, rayons, irridescents, both thick and thin.
(each metallic or thicker thread should have a, #40, rayon thread to match)



Rotary Cutter and mat
Zigzag sewing machine with appliqué foot, and darning foot
Extra bobbin case (optional)
#90 Jeans or topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (5?10)
1 pair, pelican (appliqué) scissors
Marking pencils or chalk
quilt-tack(you may use mine)
6-9” wooden machine embroidery hoop (optional)
Lo ran Needle threader
Chenille needles( a large sharp hand sewing needle with a big eye):

I have fabrics, threads and stabilizers available for students in class. If you have any doubts about materials or tools, please call or mail me. I’ll help make sure you have what you need.

December 15, 2018
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