Melissa Averinos – Workshop July 11, 2017

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 Making Faces Using Raw Edge Appliqué

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Goodwill Firehouse
552 E. Union Street
West Chester, PA 19380
Price: $54.00
There was a $5.00 handout fee.


Making Faces With Melissa was an exploration in  raw edge appliqué faces.

For more info about Melissa, click here.



  • 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
  • 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

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