IN THIS VERY INNOVATIVE AND FUN CLASS, STUDENTS WILL CREATE A BEAUTIFUL ONE OF A KIND QUILTED RUG. USING AT LEAST THREE AND UP TO FIVE FABRICS, PLUS BATTING AND BACKING, WE WILL LAYER THE FABRICS MAKING A SANDWICH.
THEN STUDENTS WILL “doodle” a design on the top fabric and stitch their doodle through all layers.
Once they have their design secured they will cut through to the desired colours underneath and begin to see their rug pattern and colors appear.
Once all the cutting is complete they will echo quilt inside the cut design.
Supplies needed (let GBarts know if you need help with the supplies, we have some here!)
At least three and up to five fabrics. Cotton works best. fabric should be 20″ X 36″. If you come with your fabrics pre cut to size it saves a lot of time.Choose colours and patterns you like. Try to mix it up with solids, large patterns and small patterns. ( stay away from stripes and directional patterns.) It works best if you use NEW fabric (older fabrics tend to…….look tired)
Batting…bamboo works fine but stay away from “puffy” batting. I recommend using Battilizer which is a combination of batting and stabilizer. There will be Battalizer for sale the day of the class for $10.
A backing fabric ( I like to use plain muslin)
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
OPTIONAL. (I will demonstrate these techniques, but you will have more time to put them on your rug at your leisure at home)
For added technique version you should also bring…..
Assorted embroidery threads
Thicker embroidery threads ( I personally like Sue Spargo Collection)
All these items can be in contrasting or co ordinating colors as the fabrics you choose for your rug
Open mind and ready to work!
PLEASE COME TO CLASS WITH YOUR SELECTION OF FABRICS PRE CUT TO 20″ X 36″
This will save time.