Quilters and other crafters have inserted words and messages into their work since the beginning of needlework.
In this class we'll learn a fun method that adds your personality to the your project in the form of your own handwriting. The primary skill here is that of machine applique. We will also cover use of the several interfacings and stabilizers that help us get great results.
Your finished piece can be used to make a pillow cover, or a wall hanging, or be inserted into a larger quilt project. (Know that you will not have a finished product at the end of this class.)
Prerequisites: To get the most from this class, the student should be comfortable using the classroom sewing machines. In particular, threading, winding and inserting a bobbin, changing the presser feet and adjusting the machine settings.
Required Materials (sold separately)
Fabric: Choose 2 fat quarters, one for the background and the second for the word you will be writing/appliqueing. Be sure there is contrast so your word shows up against the background.
Thread: a spool of cotton thread, 50 wt, to match your Word fabric.
- Wonder Under (Pellon 805) or Heat n Bond-a piece large enough to fit a fat quarter
- Easy Pattern Tracing Paper (Pellon 830) -Large enough to fit a fat quarter
- Sharpie-fine or medium point