Make a Stitch and technique Sampler Book
Taught By: Dalonna Cooper & Kathy Brown
Saturday May 12th - 9:00 - 4:00 pm
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Join us for a day of play with our machines. We will make a sampler book of our machine stitches and experiment with many of the different presser feet that come with our machines. We will learn techniques for sewing with double needles, couching threads, attaching ribbon and trims, making pintucks and piping. We will also sew with different thread types and weights. This class will jump start you to get out of the box and learn what your machine can do other than sew a quarter inch seam.
Materials needed to make a sampler book:
Muslin or neutral color cotton fabric—two fat quarters (18″ x 20″) backed with a fused stabilizer and ½ yd not fused. Please try to use STASH, this is just a sampler.
Fusible Fabric Stabilizer (for 2 fat quarters) and ½ yd of tear away stabilizer to bring to class uncut
Thread—Bring a variety of thread including colors that contrast with the muslin as well as a neutral color thread. Bring along any heavy weight or metallic threads you may own
8 ½” x 11” card stock, 50 sheets minimum (Staples, Target or Walmart)
8 ½” x 11” Three-Ring Binder—At least 1 ½” in width for this project.(Staples, Target or Walmart)
Sharpie Permanent Marker, Ultra Fine Point-
Vinyl Sheet Protectors, 8 ½” x 11”
Stilleto or carpenter’s needle to hold onto fabric rectangles while sewing
Bring to class:
Sewing Machine and Manual
All accessories and any presser feet you own, especially *open toe applique foot*
Sampler book supplies listed above
All regular needles, including 90/14 topstitch and a few double needles
Prepared fabric-See instructions following:
First add a fusible stabilizer to both fat quarters. Bring one whole stabilized fat quarter and one cut into fabric rectangles:
To maximize fat quarter yardage Start at the selvage edge and trim that away. Cut 1¾” strips across the 18″ width. You should get eleven strips from the fat quarter. Cut the strips into rectangles 3″ – 3/8″. You can get five from one strip so there will be 55 rectangles from a fat quarter.
If you hope to fill your Sampler Book, bring your lunch as we will take only a 30 minute lunch break.