August 11, 2015 – Teresa Fusco

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August 11, 2015  Teresa Fusco

“Floor Mat Workshop” 

Floor Mat

The workshop was a fun and exciting exercise in creativity. Teresa is a colorful, wonderful, exuberant teacher who will spark your inner child as you cut and paste a one of a kind floor mat that is a work of art to put in your home or give as a gift.

Pictures of attendees art.

You can read more about Teresa at  teresasquiltstudio.com Click here for the supply list or see before.  Consider this an extension of your quilting life. In addition, she has made table inserts, placemats, and floor runners for hallways. Attendees made a 2′ x 3′ mat in class. Teresa did the prep work on the back of the mat so attendees concentrated on the design on the right side of the mat! The supply list will tell you everything she did, and the products she used, so you can duplicate your mat over and over again.

  • Project Size:  2′ by 3′
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Method:  Appliqué fabric on floor mat
  • Project Rating:  Easy
  • Sewing Machine:  Not needed

SUPPLIES:

  • a lightweight pair of sharp scissors (Teresa uses 5″ Fiskars)
  • 4 oz bottle of acrylic paint (Joanne’s, Michaels or AC Moore) she uses black or brick red, you can pick your choice of color
  • 16 oz jar of Mod Podge
  • (2) 2″ foam paint brushes
  • (2) 1″ foam paint brushes
  • (1) 2″ synthetic paint brush for finishing polyacrylic
  • 5-6 pieces of paper towels
  • Clear wrap to cover your work during lunch
  • (1) small can of Polyacrylic-Protective Finish Clear Satin….you will need this when you get home (This will not dry in time to move if done in class.) You can find this in paint stores.
  • (1) plastic cup for water
  • (1) washcloth or small rag to clean your hands
  • (1) throw away tray to spread the Mod Podge (about 10 x 14). Teresa uses a top to a rectangle Rubbermaid container and washes it afterward
  • (1) cookie sheet to hold your cut fabric designs
  • 1 large plastic drop cloth to cover your table. Do not bring newpaper to work on. Any hardware/home store will have it to buy by the yard or you can get it in a roll.

FABRIC:

At least 20 pieces of fabrics 8″ x 10″ ironed. Colors should contrast with your background paint color. Teresa used greens and 10 flower colors, bring what you like.