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Have A Heart: Machine Reverse Applique

  • Maggie's Sewing & Vacuum 1450 Main Street Longmont, CO, 80501 United States (map)
Heart Block, machine or hand reverse applique (6” x 6”)

Heart Block, machine or hand reverse applique (6” x 6”)

"Have A Heart: Machine Reverse Applique"

Saturday, July 20, 10:00 am - 2:45 pm

Location: Maggie’s Sewing & Vacuum

Cost: $35.00 plus pattern + materials

Reverse appliqué gives a unique dimensional look to your quilted piece! The design is created in the background fabric peeking out of the top fabric. When you do it by machine, it takes no time at all. 

Learn the quick and easy steps in Margaret’s Trace, Snip, Iron, and Stitch process to machine reverse appliqué, and get pointers on how to satin stitch like a pro. See the beauty of the 6" Reverse Appliqué block for the Snowy Hearts table runner (21 ½" x 35 ½") revealed as you stitch.  Come be empowered as you make a Heart block! Make it in red and soft grey/white as Margaret did, or re-imagine it in your own colors. Learn with others and experience the fun and beauty of reverse appliqué by machine.

Snowy Hearts, table runner IX (21 1/2” x 35 1/2”)

Snowy Hearts, table runner IX (21 1/2” x 35 1/2”)

Required: Snowy Hearts table runner IX (21 ½” x 35 ½”) - $18.00 print. Snowy Hearts pattern available at www.eobquiltdesign.com or from Maggie’s.

                Snowy Hearts table runner quilt has 4 – 6” reverse applique Heart Blocks set with pieced 4-patch blocks. Pattern includes full-sized pattern pieces, directions for hand and machine reverse appliqué, pieced blocks and table runner assembly.

BRING TO CLASS: Supply List below is to make 1- 6” x 6” Heart block*

(Total yardage for Snowy Hearts table runner is in the pattern)

  • Snowy Hearts table runner IX pattern

  • 1 – 7 ½” x 7 ½” square of Light (grey/ white) batik for top

  • 1 – 7 ½” x 7 ½” square of medium-dark (red) batik for background

  • 1 - 6” x 6” square of paper-backed iron-on fusible

  • 1 – 7 ½” x 7 ½” square fabric stabilizer or Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer

  • 1 Spool of thread for machine stitching (SAME COLOR as top fabric)

  • 1 pair small, sharp scissors

  • 4 straight pins

  • Terial Magic spray-on stabilizer or other light-medium fabric stabilizer (wash away or tear away)

  • Mechanical pencil for tracing pattern onto paper side of fusible

  • Sewing machine that has a zig-zag stitch (Student must supply)

  • Practice piece: 1 - 9” x 12” square each: top fabric, contrasting background fabric, Soft Fuse, stabilizer. Pattern supplied.

  • Helpful items: Light box to trace design onto fusible

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