#25 - “FROM FOTO TO FABULOUS" Two Day Machine Class Feb 9-10
Fri - Sat
"From Foto to Fabulous" Using a photo provided by Myra, students will place base pink petals on background fabric, using only a washable glue stick to adhere the petals. Myra will instuct the students on making a quilt sandwich and then start the process of painting the details of the flower with threads after practicing on a test piece. Explore the different kinds of effects caused by different types of thread. Myra is an expert! You will love her easy to follow instructions and uplifting classroom setting. Experiment and learn about texture before working on the flower. The finished size of the piece will be about 24" x 24". The first day is happily spent on building the flower and testing different threads. The second day will fly by during a fun-filled class working on the flower, itself.
A $25 kit is mandatory and will contain:
A full size photo of the hibiscus
2/3 yards of fabric for the front and 2/3 yards of backing for the quilt.
A piece of cotton batting will also be included.
Enough fabric for binding will be included.
***The students will have a choice of pink shades of fabric for the flower petals from the selection that the instructor provides.
1 top stitch needles, size 90
washable glue stick
Various threads to chose from for the petals and backgrounds.
A test sandwich for practice.
Class supply list:
Sewing machine in good working order that will do free motion quilting or you can rent a machine from the TKDAA through our machine sponsor, Happiness is...Quilting. Your machine must allow the feed dogs to drop.
A walking or hopping foot
Sharp pointed scissors, both large and small
Seam ripper or unsewing tool
rotary cutter, ruler and rotary board
safety pins for sandwiching the quilt
Beads and beading needle for embellishing the stamen if desired.
It is recommend that students have taken a beginner “introduction to free motion applique class “ if they aren’t familiar with this method. Please email Myra at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure of your ability or just have questions.
Myra will have supplies such as: needles, chalk pencils, magic erasers, fabric glue for sale in the class room if you can’t find these items.