Sunday, January 4, 2015

January Meeting - Saturday 17th, from 10am to 4pm

Our January meeting is quickly approaching and it is going to be a good one! Our very own Amy (@houseofbadcats) is going to be teaching a workshop on Reverse Applique + String Piecing. Here are all the details!

We will meet in the Founder's Hall downstairs instead of our regular room, so make sure to take note.

*Bring a snack/sack lunch or something to share, and we'll break from about 12-1 for announcements, show and tell, and eating!

The workshop will teach you a reverse applique technique combined with a fun use of strings (those skinny scraps you never know what to do with!).  You can make your choice of a mini quilt or pillow with the large design choices, or a mug rug or set of coasters with the smaller design choices.  Supplies list is below!

If you are a current member please RSVP HERE if you plan on attending so we can make sure we have enough places for everyone set up!
Supplies List:

  • Sewing machine and extension cord
  • Iron (try to coordinate and share with a few friends, as too many irons will blow the fuses in the room!)
  • Background fabric, two pieces at least 18” square – this should be either a light solid or near-solid
  • Batting, at least 20” square
  • Neutral thread to match your background fabric
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Rotary cutter and mat
  • Ruler – something approximately 12” x 4” should suffice
  • Freezer paper, at least 18” square
  • Glue stick
  • Pins
  • Spray starch
  • An extra sewing machine needle or two, as we will be sewing on both paper and fabric
  • Walking foot or free motion foot for quilting your piece
If you want to finish your piece as a pillow, you should bring fabric for the back of the pillow to finish in your preferred method.  If, instead, you want to finish your piece as a mini quilt, then you will need a 20” square of backing fabric, and also binding fabric.  You may also choose to use a smaller design and make coasters, but the same fabric requirements apply.

We hope to see you there!

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