Pet Applique 1/5

PET APPLIQUE with Nancy Brown

5 Sundays: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 14, May 19, 2019     12:30 - 2:30    

Come learn all about hand applique while working on one pet a monthin a wallhanging. In this class, you will learn how to make a bird, a cat, a dog, a goldfish in a bowl and a  rabbit. Learn how to make the personality of each animal come to life. Nancy will also teach you how to customize the patterns to look like your own pet. She will also show you how to make a more exact pattern of your pet from a photo. Your hand applique skills and hand quilting skills will greatly improve and you are likely to have great fun in the class. Beginners welcomed.


Fabric Scissors (Any sharp scissors with a pointed tip. I like the 5" embroidery scissors)
Paper Scissors
Freezer Paper (available at New Pieces or most grocery stores)
Straight Pins
Pencil sharpener (for marking pencils)
Needles: no. 10 or 11 Sharps (I like the English Brands like Richard Hemming)
Thread to match fabric (I use Superior Thread's Bottom Line Polyester but any 50 or 60 weight cottons or silks are also good)
Marking pencils:
       For dark fabrics: Quilter’s Rule or Roxanne’s white or your choice
       For light fabrics: Blue chalk or Blue Washout or your choice

Fabric (Prewash all fabrics. Prints or solids- I like prints.)

     For the first class we will work on the rabbit. You can make your rabbit in any colors that you choose but in the sample I used light, medium and dark browns with a little light pink for the ears. We will talk about the colors for the background and the other animals at the first class. We will be working on one animal a month and I can show you how to change the pattern to look like your own animal. In later classes I will show you how to make a pattern from a photo so that you can make a more exact portrait of your own pet(s). So start taking photos of your pets!

    When looking for animal fabric you don't need to find things that look exactly like what you are trying to portray---such as fish scale fabric or fur or feathers. The color is the most important thing and then prints of any kind will add a lot of texture and dimension to your animals . Prints that suggest what you are trying to portray are even better--stripes work well for fish fins, fabric with lines suggest fur, etc. We will talk a lot more about fabric choices in class.

Date: 01/20/2019

Cost: $95.00

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