20 October, 2011

Marilyn's workshop on hand appliqué in November: requirement list

Needle Turn Applique Supply List Fabric

(100% cotton) Avoid stiff or loosely woven cottons
Background Fabric-21 inches by 22 inches - light colored solids or tone on tone -if choosing a print fabric, make sure background fabric doesn’t overwhelm applique pieces (applique should be the focus)
Stems- green fabric -3 strips cut on bias, 1 ¼ inch wide and 8 inches long
Flowers- prints of your choice
Notions Embroidery or small fabric scissors-tips of scissors must be pointed not round
Needles-size 10 or 11 milliners or straw needles are best but sharps will work as well
Thread- 100% cotton is best but use whatever is available.
Match thread as closely as possible to to stems and flowers (don’t match thread color to background)
Paper scissors
Basting thread
Light and dark marking pencils for fabric (can use a lead pencil for light fabrics)
Pencil sharpener
Needle threader
Several wooden toothpicks
Small fabric pins
Small cutting mat
An iron and ironing cloth

Pre-class Preparation
Please bring the following to class already prepared:
Background: Pre-cut to specified size
Stems: Fold bias strip, right sides out (wrong sides of fabric will be to the inside) in equal thirds -Strip should be approximately ½ inches wide -Baste along middle of strip (don’t baste along edges) -Press