I have sewn since I was a child, made my own clothing through high school and working years and have been quilting for over 25 years. Quilting has fit with my other interests from the beginning. I was a stay at home mom, volunteering and quilting for 18 years. Some of my fondest memories during that time are from making quilts to recognize the many volunteers I’ve known. When my oldest son started college and with a 3 year old at home, I began teaching quilting evenings and weekends at Harper’s Fabrics & Quilts in Overland Park. I’ve always taught “something”, Sunday school, aerobics during the Jane Fonda craze, my five kids. Teaching is what I love best.
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|Machine Applique X3
Friday, June 14, 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 7
SOLD OUT – Wait List
Workshop Cost: $50
Domestic Sewing Machine
You will learn all three methods of preparing your design for machine stitching. Finally, you will havethe opportunity to try all three stitches I sometimes use for applique—straight, zig-zag and button hole. We may be adventurous and try some other stitches as well!
What you need to bring:
A word about thread: We will be talking about thread in class. Each applique artist I know has a different preference. Mine is Aurifil 50 wt. or if I can find it, DMC cotton embroidery thread. Bring what you can find easily. Aurifil is becoming easier to find. Mettler will work. So will Gutterman. I prefer not to use Coats & Clark. Some like a monofilament. I don’t usually use mono. If I use it I like Sulky polyester. It comes in clear (for use on light fabrics) and smoke (for use on dark).
For colors, a taupe or medium tan works well and blends in with most fabrics. Or go with black for a more primitive look. Bring at least one spool of 50 wt. thread purchased this year.