Classes & Lectures

Free Motion Applique Mastery

Free Motion Applique Mastery

© 2011 Free Motion Applique Mastery

Build fantastic landscapes and natural with Cut-away  and direct appliqué techniques. Add sheers, Angelina fiber,Couching, brocade and cheesecloth for a unique landscape. Skill level: Beginner/ Expert. Skill Set: Direct Applique, Cut-away Applique, Angelina Fiber, Working with sheers and brocades, couching, soft and hard edge applique. 6hr workshop
A. Build Landscape
  1.Discuss technique choices
  a. Direct appliqué
  b. Cut-away
      2.Stitch choice
             a Soft edge
             b. Hard edge
 B. Choose threads
 C. Create elements on felt stabilizer
 D.  Trim out design
 E.  Edging Appliqué
 F.  Adding  decorative stitching over the overlay
G.  Couching

Materials for 11”" Wall Hanging (You can choose whatever size you wish)
     1/2 yard fabric for top (hand-dye available)
     11”  square Hydrostick
      2-5 sheets  of Steam a Seam 2 12” wide
      2 9” Squares of Polyester Felt
      several scraps of sheers, lames, lace, or organza fabric for overlay
     Decorative threads Metallics, polyesterboth thick and thin.
     (each metallic or thicker thread should have a, #40, rayon thread to match)
Angelina and crystalina fiber

Zigzag sewing machine with appliqué foot, and darning foot
#90 topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (5 10)
1 pair, pelican (appliqué) scissors
Marking pencils or chalk
quilt-tack(you may use mine)
halo hoop

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.

Kit available:1/2 of hand dyed fabric (your choice),2 sheets of Steam-a-Seam 2, all.  Stabilizers for $17 Threads are extra .Hand-dyes, tools and threads are available if needed.

Please read this before class.

I know many of the things I use for creating my quilts are hard to find. I won’t do kits for most classes because kits limit what I can bring you and limit your choices for your work. Instead I bring all kinds of resources into class for you so you can have what you need in class, without having to purchase something you don’t want.

Please bring anything you want to experiment with to class if you have them. But don’t worry about finding things that you don’t know where to get. Kit’s for fabric and stabilizer are available. But I leave thread choices up to you. I’ll bring in the right stabilizers, fusibles, hand-dyed fabrics, the best threads, and tools I trust. They’re there for you to choose so you can pick exactly what you need and want in class. You can make a tab and settle up at the end of your class time.

A big part of enjoying a class is being able to participate and experiment.  If your machine isn’t working right, it makes that harder. I will make every effort to help you if your machine is in trouble, but there are things you should do to help avoid problems.

Please bring a machine you are familiar with!  If you are borrowing a machine, make sure you know how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and change the feet. Bring your manual if you can, and all your attachments. In general, sewing machines are like cars. They need regular maintenance. Before any machine class, please take your machine out, check that it has the correct feet, and that it's working properly. If it hasn't been tuned up in the last two years, please have that done. Your good experience in any machine quilting class depends on your machine being in its best condition.

You probably know what you need to make your sewing day more comfortable.  If you are more comfortable with a special light, chair or a pillow, bring it.  Also if you have an extending table for your machine, that can be a great help.

As a personal favor, please don’t wear perfumes or anything with strong scents. Or clothes that have perfume on them. I’m quite allergic to them. Other people may be too.

If you have questions or problems with your machine, or anything you are having trouble finding, feel free to call me and discuss it before class. I may be able to bring just the right gadget or book to make things work better for you.

Ellen Anne Eddy, 125 Franklin, Porter, IN 46304 219-9210885E-mail at Web site at Office Manager at  405-735-3703

December 15, 2018
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