Classes - Baltimore Style Appliqué by Machine

Baltimore Style Appliqué by Machine

Intermediate- 1 day

Learn machine appliqué using an easy raw edge fusible technique that is perfectly suited for the smaller more intricate style associated with Baltimore album blocks. This project features folk art inspired designs reminiscent of the beautiful quilts made during the 19th century. Students will receive one pattern and will work on this one design in the workshop. Additional patterns will be available.  Sue and her sister, Pat Holly, have been inspired by the this folk art style of appliqué quilts to create their award winning “The Beatles Quilt” and “The Space Quilt”. Learn the same techniques they have used in these modern Baltimore style quilts in this wonderful workshop. Focus on quality workmanship that never compromises quality for speed! 

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Sewing Machine- Blanket stitch used
Don’t forget your foot pedal and power cord!
Open Toe Appliqué Foot- a must for machine appliqué
(sometimes called an open toe embroidery foot)
Scissors- small embroidery type, good for precise cutting of appliqué pieces
Sewing Machine Needles- 80/12 sharp (Schmetz brand called Microtex sharp)  
Paper Backed Fusible Web- 1 yard
I use Soft Fuse and will have this for purchase in class. Please do not bring Heat and Bond products or Lite Steam a Seam 2 or Steam a Seam 2 (Lite Steam a Seam is fine) 
Spray Starch (I use Best Press, Niagra or Faultless original weight)
Iron and small ironing board (one for every 4-5 students)
Extension cord/multi-plug strip
Basic Sewing Supplies- pencil, pencil sharpener, fabric marking pencil, hand sewing needle, straight pins, small tweezers.
Bring if you have- circle templates.

Fabric- 100% cotton (I pre-wash and press)
             Background fabric- one 15” square and one 8” square
             Starch both squares before coming to class.      
             Appliqué fabric- variety of fabrics for flowers and leaves
             (fat quarters will work, approx. 8-10 fabrics)
Thread- 100% cotton in colors to match appliqué
Sue’s favorite threads for machine appliqué include Mettler 50/3ply cotton and King Tut 40/3ply cotton.

*Sue will have some Soft Fuse paper backed fusible web and some King Tut Tone on Tone threads available for purchase in class.

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