Patchwork & Quilting: All About Applique Tutor: Dawn Cameron-DickCourse Code: 2419-06
Applique adds so much to your quilts! You will learn hand, reverse, machine satin stitch, blanket stitch and my signature Invisible Machine Applique applique, and make four lovely elephants for a wallhanging or baby quilt. I will also show you how to mitre borders, make bias stems and avoid curved piecing using applique. Fun, useful and satisfying, ALL ABOUT APPLIQUE is an easy way to build your skills amongst friends.
Many of us are completely unaware of all that our machines can do! SO, on this weekend we will explore your machine's capabilities and expand on what you can do by hand. Making these easy elephant shapes (or a moongazing hare) you will have a tangible example of each technique. I will provide the basic fabrics, threads and needles for the practice pieces and you will need to bring the fabrics for your finished project (see items to bring with you below). A knowledge of threads and needles will be very useful in all your future quilt making projects. The workshop also provides many interesting tips, the opportunity to try new products and the company of like minded people to interact with …. a weekend of education and fun that you won't soon forget.
Applique will never again be a scary word!
Please bring with you
Your sewing machine, plug and foot pedal
Scissors and rotary cutter/ruler
General sewing supplies
A 10 inch minimum piece of mylar (template plastic) *
Eyeglasses if you need them!
Background – four 10.5inch squares
Elephants or Hare – four 10.5inch squares
Scraps for saddles
Sashing – 0.25 metre
Border (not needed for the workshop) 0.5 metre
Six strand embroidery floss for tails*
Beads or buttons for eyes if required*
The following items can be purchased from your tutor
Any items listed with an *
A kit for the top £40 (please ring me for details)
Machine and hand needles
Steam-A-Seam and freezer paper
Suitable for all levels
Missenden Abbey Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD
I’ve been making quilts for over 40 years and been teaching for over 30! I’m a traditional quiltmaker who loves to find the quickest and easiest way to produce quilts everyone can be proud of. I’ve written four books, ten patterns and teach every year at Festival of Quilts. I am an authorized educator for Mettler threads and Schmetz needles. www.dawncamerondick.com