Pick a Flower Workshop:
Added Dimension: Reverse Applique with Applique
August 16, 2018 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Highland Lakes Quilt Guild
Marble Falls, TX
Class taught by Margaret Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs.
Learn how fun and easy it is to add dimension to your quilt with reverse appliqué and appliqué by hand or machine while you create the beautiful Lily, Rose, Sunflower, Apple Blossom, Forget-Me-Not, Trumpet Vine, Thistle, Fuchsia or Iris from Eye of the Beholder’s Victorian Flower Garden Quilt IV.
Each flower makes a 16” block that may be a put in a quilt or finished as a pillow to decorate your sofa. You may also choose to stuff your blossoms to add more dimension.
Hand appliqué is a labor of love, but when you trace, baste, snip & stitch, it’s fun and easy!
Machine reverse applique is easier and speedier with our Trace, Snip, Iron & Stitch method.
Come join the fun! I will lead you step by step through the process. Learn how easy it is to get sharp points, crisp corners and graceful curves by hand, and machine. You will love the results you. Be empowered to do reverse appliqué by hand or machine, do it like a pro and enjoy it!
For Hand & Machine:
Fabric suggestions- Batiks are the best, and I strongly recommend them for this project. They are tightly woven, have a fine hand, and don’t fray as much as other cottons. These qualities make it easier to turn under. Additionally, they are rich in color and texture.
- 18” square Green background batik (you will need to be able to see the pattern through this fabric for tracing the design onto fabric)
- 18” square light batik for top (You will need two 18” squares if you wish to make a pillow)
- Scraps up to a fat quarter for blossoms
- Safety pins for pin basting
- Marking pencil that contrasts your background material. (mechanical pencil or Frixion gel pen
- 1 pair small, sharp scissors
- No. 7 Sharps needle for basting
- No. 11 Milliners needle for appliqué
- Button or quilting thread in color that contrasts the top material for basting
- Sewing Thread that matches the top materials for reverse applique and appliqué
- Optional: some pillow stuffing to puff the blossoms
Helpful items: Light box helpful (It may be needed, particularly if background fabric is towards the medium - dark value), Scotch tape, Needle Threader helpful for small eyed needles
- 2 - 18” x 18” squares Soft Fuse for reverse applique and applique
- Marking pencil for tracing onto the paper side of your fusible
- Iron, ironing surface
- Small, sharp scissors
- Thread that matches or goes well with your top fabrics for machine reverse applique and applique or Appli-quilting
- Sewing machine (having a zig-zag stitch is needed for satin stitch. Without a zig-zag stitch, you can do raw edge applique.)
For Appli-quilting option:
- 18” square batik
- 18” square batting batting
- Safety pins for pin basting or Spray adhesive
Helpful items: Light box, Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer or other stabilizer, Spray Adhesive, Scotch tape
For Finishing the piece:
The finishing of your piece will not be part of the scope of this class. However, like any quilt piece, you will layer with your batting and backing, and then quilt. You would need 1 yard of fabric for binding.
Catch our Trunk Show "Quilting! A Creative Journey!", August 15, 10:30 am at Highland Lakes Quilt Guild.
Contact Highland Lakes Quilt Guild to sign up: HLQGuild@gmail.com