On the 4th and 5th Tuesdays of the month we put together study groups & workshops to learn new techniques, patterns, or handmade items for our Quilt Show boutique. There is $5 fee to attend these workshops to defray prep costs for the presenter unless otherwise noted. Please pay at time of sign up unless otherwise arranged with instructor. Fee is not refundable if you do not attend.
Mar 28, 2023 - Invisible Machine Applique - Dianna S.
This is a technique that gives you a close approximation of hand applique that is much less time consuming. Learn techniques to prepare pieces for machine applique, setting up your machine and practice sewing with mono poly invisible thread. The end result is determined by what your sewing
machine is capable of doing which you won’t know until you try.
Supplies to bring:
*A sewing machine that at minimum will zig zag, better if it will allow variable width and length of zigzag or buttonhole stitch
*Your machine’s manual
*Open toe applique foot
*Basic sewing supplies, including hand sewing needles
*Small pair of sharp, pointed scissors
*Machine needle size 10, 11 or 12 (I like Microtex size 10 needles best)
*Mono poly thread if you have it (I will have some to share) Prefill a bobbin no more than ¾ full or less
*2 extra bobbins if you will be using some of my thread
*A fine thread such as Metrolene (no longer on market) or 60 weight to match or blend with background fabric (some machines do not like mono poly in the bobbin)
*Fabric glue stick with applicator (always useful for other uses) As an option you can also hand baste
*Fabric for background and applique pieces
*Spray starch or fabric sizing if you have some
*Optional: you might like your own iron and pressing mat and portable light
Past workshops: click here to see more archived workshops