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786 Goldstream Ave. Victoria BC. V9B 2X6

Machine Applique Basics - Tea Towel Project

Here's what you can expect:

  1. Satin Stitch Mastery: Explore the intricacies of satin stitching—a versatile technique for creating durable and visually appealing appliques. Learn how to adjust stitch width, length, and tension for optimal results.

  2. Versatile Application: Discover how satin stitch applique can be applied not only to tea towels but also to quilts, bags, clothing, and various fabric projects, adding a personalized touch to your creations.

  3. Hands-On Practice: Engage in hands-on learning as you practice satin stitch applique techniques, mastering the art of securing applique shapes seamlessly onto fabric.

  4. Project Focus - Tea Towel: The class centers around a tea towel project, allowing you to apply your newfound skills immediately. Create stunning and lasting designs on fabric that can elevate everyday items or serve as personalized gifts.

  5. Tips for Lasting Appliques: Gain insights into the best practices for securing appliques, ensuring durability and longevity, regardless of the project type.

This class offers a comprehensive introduction to satin stitch applique, empowering you to confidently apply this technique to a wide array of fabric projects, adding a touch of creativity and personalized flair to your creations.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: In a class focused on fusible applique and machine settings, you'll cover a range of essential techniques: 1. Fusible Applique Products: Explore the use of popular fusible applique products like Heat'n'Bond and Steam-a-Seam. Learn their differences, how to apply them to fabric, and their varying effects on different projects. 2. Stabilizers: Understand the importance of stabilizers in applique work. Explore various stabilizer types, their application methods, and how they enhance the quality of your finished applique projects. 3. Machine Settings for Satin Stitch: Dive into your sewing machine's settings, configuring it for satin stitch?a key technique for securing applique shapes. Learn how stitch length, width, and tension impact the final result. 4. Free-Motion Stitches: Explore free-motion stitching techniques for creating intricate designs on your applique projects. Practice and refine your free-motion skills for more creative and artistic applique work. 5. Needle Selection for Threads: Understand the relationship between sewing machine needles and different thread types. Learn how to select the appropriate needle for various threads, ensuring smooth stitching without breakage or damage. This comprehensive class equips you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to confidently use fusible applique products, apply stabilizers effectively, configure your machine for different stitches, and select the right needles?enabling you to create stunning and durable applique designs with finesse.
Materials Included: In this class, the fee covers the cost of the session itself. On the day of the class, a kit necessary for the project will be available for purchase separately. This arrangement ensures you have everything required to participate in the session without worrying about sourcing materials beforehand.
Requirements: 1. Supply List via Email: Registered students will receive a detailed supply list via email, outlining all necessary materials required for the class. This list ensures you're fully prepared to dive into the quilting experience. 2. Discount Offer: All supplies purchased for the class entitle you to an exclusive 20% discount on regular-priced merchandise. Take advantage of this offer to gather your quilting essentials at an advantageous rate. 3. Sewing Machine Rental: For added convenience, sewing machine rental is available at a nominal fee of $5.00 per class. While machines can be rented during the session, it's strongly recommended that students have their own machine for homework assignments and practice. 4. Machine Selection Assistance: Looking to invest in a portable sewing machine? Our experts are on hand to assist you in selecting a great sewing machine suitable for quilting and sewing needs. We offer a range of quality machines to suit various preferences and budgets. At our store, we prioritize providing you with the necessary tools and equipment to enhance your quilting journey. Whether it's acquiring supplies at a discounted rate, renting a machine for class convenience, or selecting a sewing machine tailored to your requirements, we're here to support your quilting endeavors. Prepare for an enriching quilting experience and take advantage of our resources to ensure you have everything needed to embark on this creative journey with confidence!
Instructor: Natasha Cloutier
Instructor Bio: Join Natasha in her classes and embark on a quilting journey where learning is infused with joy, discovery, and an abundance of creativity. Discover the art of quilting under the guidance of Natasha, who's dedicated her life to sharing the magic of this beloved craft.

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