In a fabric collage of simple symmetrical shapes, you will learn the basics of Jane's accessible machine applique techniques. We will cut into stabilized fat fabric quarters and use the resulting shapes in a unique collage composition. This will also provide a chance to sharpen your design and machine embroidery skills.
Drawing materials: Micron pen, tracing paper roll or large pad.
Sewing basics: scissors, pins, etc.
Sewing machine in good working order
Open-toed embroidery foot - optional, #20 Bernina
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Masking tape, Xacto type knife with #11 blade (optional)
Fusible interfacing: white, non-woven, 4-6 yds. (Shir Tailor by Pellon is best)
Wonder Under or some kind of paper backed iron-on adhesive, half yard
Rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Fabrics: at least six fat quarters backed with fusible interfacing: white, non-woven (Shir Tailor by Pellon is best). Solids, batiks and/or simple prints in colors that you like together. I recommend including some contrasting colors, as well.
Threads: Basic 50wt sewing thread to match your fabrics and matching bobbins.
Extension cord, multiple-outlet strip, adaptors (if necessary)
Digital camera-optional, but very useful