Applique Class at New Zealand Symposium
I am teaching applique at the New Zealand Symposium held in Christchurch in October. There are three classes all with a different technique, over my years of quilt making I have played with many different ways to applique. Fusible, freezer paper, needle turn, starch, glues, etc, etc...... through all that trial and error I have now found the techniques that suit me.
I now do most of my applique by machine, but you would not know it when you look at my quilts. I love the look of turned edge applique, but after the beginning of RSI in my hand, I had to find another way. I love how the machine can make my stitches so even and stable. Without taking anyway from the look of what had been created by hand.
All the methods I use can also be stitched by hand, giving you the option to choose.
The classes I am teaching are :
Creative Machine Applique this class will teach you how to create applique by machine and then add subtle embellishment using your sewing machine.
Invisible Machine Applique
This class will teach you how to do turned edge applique by machine or by hand without the use of starch or glue, using only freezer paper. You will learn how to make circles simply and quickly. Turning points and making bias and straight of grain vines. How to place your applique pieces onto your background fabric accurately> How to layer flowers and shapes. How to stitch your applique by machine or by hand.
Turned Edge Applique by Hand or Machine
This Class will teach you how to do turned edge applique using Spray Starch stitched by Machine or Hand. You will learn how to layer your shapes, make circles and stems and stitch by machine or hand.
In all classes there will be tips on selecting fabrics, needles, threads, placement and layering of flowers and shapes. Along with any other useful information I am happy to share.
The classes above will give you the tools to create any applique project you desire.
I would love to have you come and enjoy time learning to applique, to come to the class you can sign up here
I look forward to meeting you all and sharing the joy of applique with you.
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