Rob Appell

Rob Appell

Rob Appell is the host of “Man Sewing” on YouTube videos. He brings a fresh, young feel to his quilts. He specializes in quilted seascapes, free motion quilting and The Endangered Species Project. His line of patterns feature a variety of techniques. Recently, he has partnered with Missouri Star Quilts and enjoys traveling the country sharing his enthusiasm and knowledge. Find out more on his website, and

Three Dudes Quilt
Thursday, June 13 8 am – 2 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 4

SOLD OUT – Wait List

Workshop Cost: $95

Domestic Sewing Machine Technique —
This quilt is very basic construction, yet a very dramatic finish in just a few hours of piecing. I started with a 2 1/2″ precut strip pack of batiks and another 1 1/2″ strip pack of solid black Kona cotton. That was all that was needed to create this quilt top, including the borders. I recommend finding a strip pack that offers two of each color in the pack, but just about anything will work. The skinny, 1 1/2″ strips are all solid black, but any fabric can work here too, but I do recommend using the same fabric for all the skinny strips. We will strip piece the sets, then make blocks, then make new blocks, and before you know it the whole quilt top will be dancing in front of your eyes.

Supplies Needed:

40 – 2 1/2″ x 44″ strips of fabric, small scale prints or batiks work best, preferably 2 strips of each color.  Precuts work great for this.
40 – 1 1/2″ x 44″ strips of fabric, preferably all the same solid fabric.  Precuts work great for this.

Basic sewing supplies — rotary cutter, ruler and mat, thread, pins.

Simple Strip Scramble
Friday, June 14 8 am – 2 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 4

Domestic Sewing Machine Technique —
The Simple Strip Pieced Scramble lends itself to a huge variety of theme fabrics for the adults or kids
at heart. The quilt top is easily constructed in an afternoon and makes for a wonderful base for
appliqué and or simple machine quilting.

Workshop Cost: $95

Fabrics – Please Do Not Pre Wash Fabrics – We will be cutting and piecing the fabrics in class. There is no need to precut. Finished Quilt 50″ x 84″
– 1 Yard of Theme Fabric (Dolphins with coral scene)
– 2 Pillow Panels with at least a 10×10 scene (Dolphins jumping, and Whales diving)
– ½ Yard of Light Fabric (Mottled Turquoise Water)
-½ Yards of Two Medium Fabrics (Two Tone Fish, and Bright fish)
– ½ Yard of Dark Fabric (Whales and Dolphins on Navy)

Other Supplies:  Cutting mat, long ruler, rotary cutter

Trunk Show
Saturday, June 15 4 – 5:30 pm

Location:  Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 1

Rob will bring his enthusiastic and creative energy to life while he talks about his quilts and journey as a popular YouTube host!