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Workshops - Patchwork Illusions (6 hour workshop)

Patchwork Illusions (6 hour workshop)
Supply list
(Handouts: $18, includes handouts and rotary templates. This will be collected by the teacher by the end of class)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary mat (medium size)
  • Rotary ruler 6"x12 and 6"x24"
  • Pencil
  • Paper scissors (optional)
  • Straight pins with heads
  • Tape or glue stick (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 yardflannel or thin cotton batting to use as a design wall
  • Sewing machine (off white thread, bobbins, needles)
  • Freezer paper  (18" or so)
  • Can of Magic Sizing or light spray sizing (sizing available in laundry aisle of grocery store) or small bottle of Best Press
  • Reducing Lens or Door Peephole (available in class)
  • Red and Green Value tools (available in class)

FABRIC: choose three or four color families, such as blue, pink, green, yellow or purple. Any colors will work, so don't worry about "matching" the color families to each other. Bring 2 to 8 lights, 2 to 8 medium and 2 to 8 darks in that family. Make sure your fabric is not busy prints. A fat quarter of each is fine. You may bring more color families or more values if you wish.  (Fabric will be available for purchase in class)

You can also use Karen Combs' gradated fabric, available on her webpage. Click here for Karen's online catalog. If you use Karen's fabrics, select 2 or 3 colors you enjoy working with.

What is a busy print?  Any high contrast print such as white over a dark color, a small calico print or a "loud" print.  The fabric "Fossil Fern" is a good example of a non-busy print.    CLICK HERE TO SEE FABRIC SUGGESTIONS



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