Back Basting Appliqué (class added January 28th)

Learn how to add a scalloped accent border AND experience the Back Basting Appliqué technique. In this 3 hr workshop students will begin to add a scalloped border to a 12” block and start the center sunflower. Finished size 17” x 17”.

June 18, 2021 – 4:00pm
Room: 1
Fee: $60

Student Capacity: 20

Supply List: 

Fabric for the Center Sunflower:

  • 5” square brown for center
  • 3” x 12” strip each of three gold prints and one green print.
  • Border and binding fabric of choice (1/4 yd each cut as yardage, not a fat quarter)

Additional Supplies:

  • Pencil or chalk marking tool that shows up well on the wrong side of the background fabric. I like a #2 pencil
  • Appliqué thread to match each appliqué fabric
  • Hand quilting thread
  • Fabric scissors
  • Embroidery needle (size #8 is good)
  • Straw or milliner needle (size #10 or 11)
  • Small sharp scissors for cutting thread
  • Straight pins
  • Small ruler with a 45 degree angle


Class Registration $60
Available Tickets: 20
The Class Registration ticket is sold out. You can try another ticket or another date.


Barb Eikmeier


Barb Eikmeier

Here's a little about me - I learned to sew in 4-H and made my first quilt while in high school but didn't start quilting seriously until after my marriage in 1984. I've been teaching quilting since 1990 and my favorite technique is applique'. Married to a military man, quilting became my portable career as we moved around the country and to South Korea for military assignments. I'm the mother of two, grandmother of one, and author of four quilting books. I'm a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, a pattern designer, a Craftsy instructor, and I present programs and workshops to guilds around the country. I live in Lansing, Kansas with my husband and two dogs where in addition to quilting I enjoy flower gardening, baking pies, writing, and sailing on our vintage sailboat at nearby Perry Lake.