Thunder Bay Golf|
& RV Resort
Hillman · MI 49746
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Students are instructed to come to class the 1st day with their basket tubes cut and sewn. The basket is then woven and attached to the background. The 2nd day is devoted to appli-bonding the hydrangea blossoms, needle-turn applique, stem construction and finishing touches. (A sewing machine is not needed!)
Needs List - Tools
- Required pattern ($5.00/each)*
- Basic sewing supplies
- Fabric scissors *
- Paper scissors
- White marking pencil*
- Blue water-soluble pen*
- Template material (or pre-cut templates*)
- Template marking pencil
- Cutting board / rotary cutter / ruler
- Celtic bias bars *
- Appliqué / straw needles*
- Appli-bond needles*
- Embroidery needles
- Embroidery floss: green, cream, beige
- White glass seed beads (optional)*
- Gold metallic thread Thread to match fabrics
- Glue baste-it or glue stick*
Needs List - Fabrics
* These products will be available for purchase in class.
For flowers and leaves
- 1/4 yd. each of 4 shades of fabric for Hydrangeas
- Background fabric 27" x 30"
- Assorted green fabric for leaves
- 1 yard Heat N Bond Ultra Hold Iron on Adhesive
- 1/4 yd. for binding
- 1 yard fabric for basket
- 3/4" x 8" strip wood grain fabric for basket base
- 1/2 yd. fleece or flannel
|In order to devote more class time to the construction of the basket, please cut, sew and press the vertical and horizontal tubes for the basket, as instructed below, before class.
The staves are the vertical basket strips.
The fillers are the horizontal basket strips.
- Staves 1 " x 44" ( cut 8 )
- Fillers: 1 " x 44" ( cut 7 )
- Rim: 1 1/8" x 15" ( cut 1 )
- Base: " x 8" ( cut 1 wood grain fabric)
- Handle: 1 " x 28" bias strip. Note that true bias is not necessary.
- Without pressing in the crease, fold the strips for the staves, the fillers, and the handle lengthwise, wrong sides together. Sew along the raw edges with a " seam allowance. Trim the allowance to 1/8".
- Cut the stave tubes in quarters ( approximately 11" each) and the filler tubes in thirds (approximately 14 " each).
- Be sure to keep the staves and the fillers separate.
- Using the appropriate bias bar, press the tubes so that the seams fall in the center back of the tubes, not along the edges.