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Workshops - More Patchwork Illusions (6 hour workshop)

More 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"x24 or 6"x12
  • Pencil
  • Straight pins with heads
  • 1/2 yard thin cotton batting or flannel to pin design to
  • Masking tape to put design wall up
  • Sewing machine (off white thread, bobbins, needles)
  • Book with block designs
  • Colored pencils 
  • Freezer paper (18" or so)
  • Can of Magic 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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