Making Faces With Melissa was an exploration in raw edge appliqué faces.
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- sewing machine (with the ability to lower the feed dogs) and a foot to use for free motion stitching (freemotion or darning foot). (Experience with freemotion quilting is not a requirement for class, so don’t fret!)
- fabric scissors
- thread: a light thread and a dark thread. If you already have and use clear thread, you could bring that as well.
- elmer’s washable school glue (white liquid) and elmer’s washable glue stick
- fabric marking pen or pencil
- plain white printer paper about 20 sheets, held together with a clip or in a folder
- base fabric 2 fat quarters of muslin and 2 different fat quarters in your choice of colors. these should be low-contrast, small scale prints or solids and will mostly be covered up so probably don’t bring your Precious for this. Please back all 4 base fabric fat quarters with light or medium-weight fusible interfacing/stabilizer. We will have limited use of irons, so please do this before arriving to class! Test a sample of stabilized fabric with your free motion foot to make sure your machine likes it! You may need to adjust tension or use a heavier stabilizer. If you don’t have any interfacing on hand, or if this step is freaking you out, you can layer some batting and a backing piece of fabric to make a ‘quilt sandwich’ which should sew just fine.
- applique fabrics: assorted scraps. as above, these should be low-contrast, small scale prints or solids. make sure to include lights, mediums and darks. if you aren’t a scrap saver, don’t worry! just bring some fat quarters and you’ll be fine.
Optional Items: I don’t usually use these, but some students have found them useful in class!
- -small detail scissors -tweezers
- -Freemotion quilting aids such as ‘Machingers’ or sponges
Show and Tell from Melissa’s Workshop: