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Longmont Workshop on October 11 at Maggie's Sewing and Vacuum

  • Maggie's Sewing & Vacuum 1450 Main St., Unit B Longmont, CO 80501 USA (map)

Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X (28” x 28”)

Trace, Snip, Iron & Stitch: The easy way to Reverse Appliqué and Appliqué by Machine

 Teacher: Margaret Brewster Willingham, Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design


Date: October 11, 2019, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (6 hours)

Cost: $65.00, includes practice piece and handout. Register at Maggie’s by clicking here: maggiessewvac.com.

Pattern purchased separately from www.eobquiltdesign.com.

 Join the fun!

Be empowered and learn as you make the 18” Amidala’s Flower block, the center of our fantasy Amidala’s Flower Mini-quilt X. Its beauty gets added depth by combining appliqué with reverse appliqué.

It’s fun and easy with Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design’s Trace, Snip, Iron & Stitch process. Get the beauty of machine reverse appliqué and appliqué in a third of the time with iron-on fusible and satin stitch.Learn tricks and tips for beautifully satin stitched inside and outside points and smooth circles. I will lead you step by step through the process, empowering you to do reverse appliqué and appliqué by machine.

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Required: Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X pattern - $22.00 print/ $16.50 digital. Pattern purchased separately, at www.eobquiltdesign.com.

Amidala’s Flower mini-quilt X (28” x 28”) has a center fantasy Flower Block surrounded by a border with 16 pieced Fan Blocks and 4 appliquéd Butterfly Blocks. Pattern includes full-size pattern pieces, instructions for hand and machine reverse appliqué with appliqué, piecing and paper-piecing directions for the fan blocks and quilt assembly.

 CLASS SUPPLY LIST: is to make 1 – 18” x 18” Amidala’s Flower Block. (Total yardage for the mini-quilt is in the pattern.)

To maximize workshop time, come to class with the Amidala’s Flower Block & Blossom appliqué patterns traced onto the paper side of your iron-on fusible.

  •  1 - 19 ½” x 19 ½” square of batik, top fabric of your choice (Cream/ turquoise in pictures)

  • 1 - 19 ½” x 19 ½” square of batik, background fabric (green stems & leaves in our pictures)

  • 3 colors of scraps, up to a fat quarter each of batik, appliqué (flower petals and parts)

  • 1 – 18” x 18” square & 1 – 9” x 9” square Steam a Seam 2 (paper-backed, iron-on fusible)

  • 1 – 18” x 18” & 1 – 8” x 11” wash-away or tear away fabric stabilizer, or Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer

  • Threads for machine stitching (SAME COLORS as top & appliqué fabrics)

  • 9 - 10 pins for pin basting (straight or safety)

  • Mechanical pencil for tracing pattern onto paper side of fusible

  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors 

  • Sewing machine that has a zig-zag stitch

  • New, sharp sewing machine needle (bring an extra)

  • Open toed sewing machine foot

Sign up today: Register at Maggie’s by clicking here: maggiessewvac.com. Pattern purchased separately from www.eobquiltdesign.com.

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