2 DAYS, Saturday, June 19th, 9am to 4pm and Sunday, June 20th, 9am to 4pm.
Join Albert Cote and learn his innovative quilting technique, aptly coined “Pancakes”. You will start by making circles of all sizes and shapes with a top fabric, a bottom fabric and a piece of batting sewn together to create a sandwich. These are turned inside out to reveal a good side and a reverse side. You can use commercial fabrics from your stash (or GBarts also has lots of fabric scraps) or consider painting some fabric to make it even more unique. This is a great use of fabric scraps.
Next step, building a background base using curved piecing techniques and straight piercing, then the background foundation is quilted with a domestic machine.
The different size circles are placed in pleasing ways onto the foundation and hand-appliqued.
Finish with more hand embellishments and beads and you will have a beautiful piece of personal art!
Fabrics and fabric scraps……a good assortment of colours. Pick colours you like. Also think of different types, like velvets, wools, silks, upholstery fabrics. It works best if you use NEW fabric (older fabrics tend to look tired)
A backing fabric (Albert likes to use plain muslin)
Batting…bamboo works fine but stay away from “puffy” batting. I recommend using Battilizer which is a combination of batting and stabilizer. (Albert will bring some to sell)
Sewing machine in good working condition
Free motion foot or darning foot
Assorted threads to match or compliment your fabrics
Fabric marking pencil ( white or dark)
Paper….typing paper is fine ( maybe three sheets)
Small scissors ( very sharp ) and seam ripper
Ruler (6 1/2 X 24) works great
For added techniques you could also bring…..
• Assorted beads
• Assorted embroidery threads
• Thicker embroidery threads ( I personally like Sue Spargo Collection)
• All these items can be in contrasting or co ordinating colors to the fabrics you choose
• Open mind and ready to work!