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Sue has created two Flower Basket patterns with JWD Designs, Ashley's Flower Basket and Jessica's Flower Basket. Students will select their favorite and work on this project at the retreat. The supply list below will work for either pattern to make a one block small quilt. If you would like to make a four block version, contact Sue for these yardages. Learn all aspects of Sue's stitched raw edge applique' technique. The patterns also include an original feather design for quilting and Sue will demo and allow time to practice some machine quilting. Sue's website has photo's of both patterns— www.Sue.Nickels.com go to the store to look at the patterns. Sue will provide patterns for students at the retreat.
Machine Applique' Flower Basket - In this workshop learn how to applique' using a raw edge fusible machine technique. Learn the fine points of machine applique' including perfect points, neat curves and creative surface embellishments. This technique is the focus of the new AQS book "Stitched Raw Edge Applique'" co-authored by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Quality workmanship is the priority in this workshop!
Thread: colors to coordinate with applque' fabric
Sue's favorite for machine applique' include 50 weight and 40 weight cotton threads. *Sue will have a selection of her King Tut "Tone on Tone" threads for sale in class.
The following are not needed in class but will be needed to complete the quilt:
For practicing machine quilting: