You will stitch a stunning teardrop-shaped piece using a paper pattern. The completed top will be embellished with felt and optional stamped motifs with a facing instead of a binding. Macky will also demonstrate her technique for applying facings to square and rectangular quilts.
The compulsory kit contains paper patterns; 50 cm square of placemat batting; 50cm square of interfacing; use of paints and stamps.
Fabric for the top: o 12cm square of fabric for the centre circle o 20cm square of felt for the central motif o Fabric selection for the 31 “rays”. The top strip is from a 10-inch x 3-inch strip. The other rays are paired in graded colours using strips between 1.5 inches and 6 – 10 inches long. You decide how many different fabrics you want for the rays.
Fabric for the back: Fat quarter of backing fabric
Machine quilting thread
30cm square of fusible web
150cm bias strip (2” wide) for the front border (it may be joined)
150cm bias strip (2 ½” wide) for back facing (it may be joined)
Machine thread to match fabric choices
Cutting mat and rotary cutter with a new blade
Sewing Machine in good working order; o Quarter-inchch presser foot o Open toe appliqué presser foot if you have one
Extension cord, 15 amp plug or adaptor, surge protector plug
NOTE: Macky will assist with fabric choices and cutting instructions after registration.