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Bobbin Work Appliqué Flowers

Bobbin Work Appliqué Flowers



©2011 Bobbin Work Appliqué Flowers Ellen Anne Eddy

 Working with thick thread and bobbin work techniques we can create an
embroidered flower we can appliqué on any project, quilt, or wearable.
Instant gratification! Different flower patterns available.

Skill Level: beginner/ intermediate  Skill Set: Bobbin Work       
 1 Session, 3 hours project oriented workshop.

  A. Demo straight stitch with thick bobbin thread
 1. Outlining
 2. Filling Space
 3. Shading
      B. Fabric and thread choices
      C. Prepare drawing
  3.Filling in
      D. Adjust  or bypass bobbin case
      E. Stitch appliqué
      F.  Straight stitch appliqué edges
      G. Trim appliqué
       H. Couch edging
Materials for 8” x 8” appliqué
18” square  fabric for top (hand-dye available)
8” square piece of poly felt
 #5-8 weight  thick threads (pearl cotton, pearl rayon, Glamour, Candlelight, Razzle Dazzle)
#40 poly  embroidery thread to match.

Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot
Extra bobbin case (optional for Pfaffs, drop in bobbin machines)
#90 topstitching needles
Extra Bobbins (at least 5)

Kit available:  Stabilizer/pattern, felt, fabric $7.  Price subject to change without notice. I also bring in a range of sheers, hand-dyes and thread in case they’re needed.

Student Class Information 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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