February 2019 Schoolhouse ~ Maureen Stevens “Machine Applique”

Instructor: Maureen Stevens
Date: Saturday, February 23
Time: 9am – 4pm
Cost: $15
Location: Boise Rigging Supply, 6750 West Victory Road, Boise

This is a learn it-and-do it class. We will learn about several types of machine appliqué. We will explore using different materials and stitches on our machines. Maureen plans to cover fusible, faced, turned under edges, and raw edge. We will use the blind-hem stitch, zig-zag, and blanket stitch on our sewing machines. If your machine only has a straight stitch we have some machines that can be rented for $5. Maureen will provide instructions and patterns and have different appliqué products for you to try.

We will make a “sample” of techniques and products. Then will make a pillow top using one of the techniques. Come prepared to have a great time with fellow class members and try out some new techniques and ideas.

Register for either class at the February 21 membership meeting or before by contacting Maureen Stevens schoolhouse@boisebasinquilters.org.
Class registrations will not be guaranteed until the fee is received.

Supplies:
..Sewing machine in good working order. Bring your manual in case we have “issues”.
..Feet to do various stitches
..Fabric:
……..12″ square of a suitable background for the pillow top
……..Scraps in various sizes and colors
……..7″ square of green
……..7″ square of a fall color
……..Fat quarter of muslin for the practice square
..Extra new needles
..Thread: multiple colors
..Full bobbin & extra bobbins
..45mm rotary cutter
..Small cutting mat
..Quilter ruler
..Fabric scissors
..Small cutting mat
..Quilter ruler
..Seam ripper
..Pencil or marking instrument
..Applique pressing sheet (or can use baking parchment paper)
..Iron and pad (we will have a couple of irons and boards available)

Contact Maureen Stevens at schoolhouse@boisebasinquilters.org or 208-336-5325 with questions about this class.