#30- Linda Neal- "Award Winning Advanced Techniques" Two Day Class Feb 9-10 Fri-Sat


Join Linda for grand inspiration, as she takes you through the steps and techniques that she uses in all her award-winning quilts. You won’t have to wonder any longer about “how does she do this and that”! Linda is using the same basket that some of you made last year at TKDAA™ 2017 but she is offering a different basket for those who wish to expand on the class before.  She will be covering advanced techniques and working with you on different projects, to get you excited about applique! Linda would love to help you with your future quilts to get them the ribbons that you have been waiting for. Her techniques, hints and tricks will improve any project, (for any level of student) that you create in the future. Linda's award winning quilts have been viewed and enjoyed, with ribbons on them at Houston IQA 2016 and recently at Shipshewana Quilt Show.

Bias Basket Supply list:


 * I have included my favorite brands that I RECOMMEND, but you do NOT need to purchase them, if you have something similar. 

Niagara starch with small container (aerosol or non aerosol) - If you are flying in for class- I will provide for you

Roxanne's Glue baste it, tweezers, Stiletto- one with a good sharp point that feels comfortable to you, Brush- my FAVORITE is the Elf small angle brush (available in makeup section from CVS and Walmart for about $2.99)            I also use a 3/8 inch angular paintbrush.Clover bias maker- 1/4 inch (6mm) size, NOT fusible bias maker.  It MUST be green in color. A small craft iron- the new Clover wedge iron is awesome.  If you have another iron that's fine- just make sure it get HOT, Cheri's Cool Tool (a Clover mini iron works OK too), Flower head pins, Scissors: For fabric I prefer serrated - Kai (purple handle) or Karen Kay Buckley middle size - light blue handle, For paper:  curved and straight scissors in a variety of sizes.     (I use Kai 4 inch straight and curved, and Kai 5 1/2 curved), June Taylor Quilter's Cut n Press board (approx. 12in X 12 in size)1/4 white foam core board -(available from Walmart), Parchment paper, Blue painters tape, Freezer paper 8 1/2 X 11 (I use C. Jenkins or Cut rite Heavy duty Freezer Paper), Ultra fine sharpie or micron - black and red, Teflon hot pad (from Bed Bath and Beyond or Walmart) keeps your irons from burning tables or falling onto floor, Clover Wonder Clips, Clover Bias Maker- 1/4 size (6mm) (NOT fusible bias maker) Rotary Cutter, ruler, (18-24 inches in length), cutting mat(if you are traveling, I will provide cutter, ruler, and mat)Hole punches- 3/8 inch AND  1/4 inch.  (You may use mine if you don't want to purchase), Aleene's OK to Wash It- not need for class, but helpful when stitching, Extension cord, ** Simplicity 1/8 bias maker- these are discontinued!  But, IF you can find one- get it!  I will show other option

* I prewash all of my fabrics in warm water with RETAYNE.                   

Fabric for Basket - Light brown BATIK- should read almost as a solid.  1 fat quarter

Dark brown for "dirt"- should read as a solid, regular fabric. 1 fat quarter

Ric Rac- dark brow

Fabric for Stems- med brown batik-1 fat quarter

Fabric for leaves/flower stems- a variety of light/med/dark green fabrics.  A mixture of batik and small scale/ tone on tone regular fabrics

Fabric for Flowers/berries- Bring a variety of yellows, oranges, reds, pinks, light blue, and purples.  Bring small pieces. (approx. 8X8 or fat quarters)

Batiks, or small scale/tone on tone fabrics are perfect.  Consider bringing some fabrics with swirls/dots for fussy cutting flower enters. 

Fabric for Butterfly:  Black, solid purple and blue - tone on tone,black Ultra suede for body- I will provide embroidery floss or 12 wt Sulky for antenna- NOT needed in class

Fabric background: 24X24- NOT needed in class

1 Fat Qtr of batik choice for Feathered Wreath (Elly Sienkiewicz design)

Elly's Book 'Baltimore Beauties and Beyond - Volume One' will be available for $12 through Elly, at TKDAA™.

Downloadable Supply List

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These are the two fabrics that Linda will have for purchase if you desire.

 Basket from TKDAA 2017, that is part of this class, if you wish to work on this, along with basket shown at top of page   

Basket from TKDAA 2017, that is part of this class, if you wish to work on this, along with basket shown at top of page