Beginners & Beyond Appliqué
Join Jo for 3 days of nothing but appliqué! Learn her perfect method of needle turn appliqué. There are lots of lovely projects to choose from. If you want to start a new project, I have several basket designs and one I am working on that has a pieced washed and worn background, then large flowers, it looks antique and has been on the back burner – now it’s full steam ahead! Both my daisy quilts are an option or the antique bouquet or a new rose basket which is at the drawing stage, or an appliqué horse quilt with multi coloured horses, so plenty of choice.
Basic sewing kit, to include Golden Eye appliqué needles, scissors, threads, etc
Sewing machine with ¼” foot and open toe 20 for appliqué as option to hand appliqué
Rotary cutting set (if available), paper & fabric scissors, threads to match fabrics
Tracing paper or layout pad, if wishing to alter basic design
Old washed clothing like check shirts old embroidered table clothes, bits of lace and some soft linens can all be incorporated,( enough to make 48” square)
Selection of colours fat q’s size for leaves, stems and flowers
If wishing to make a central basket you will need approx. 50” of either calico or subtle pattern, or we will show you how to put lots of pieces together to make a pieced background this block can be used centrally or off centre, and be surrounded by smaller appliqué blocks and bits of lace and old linen etc, bits of ticking or you can follow a more formal design with pieced borders.