By using this freezer paper method to prepare the shapes and stitching them to your block by machine with a zigzag stitch, you’ll learn how to machine appliqué in a fraction of the time it takes to hand appliqué with stunning results!
In class, you will learn the standard freezer paper preparation method, reverse appliqué, how to appliqué on a pieced block and how to sew the appliqué down with a zigzag stitch. We’ll also talk about other ways to sew the shapes down, how different threads can result in different looks and other modern techniques for making appliqué quilts.
Must have or purchase from shop The Modern Applique Workbook
A fabric kit will be provided by the shop for $14.99.
Supply List for Freezer Paper Appliqué Shapes
• Freezer paper—Reynold’s Wrap brand is okay
• Water soluble glue stick—any brand. Make sure it is clear, NOT blue or purple
Elmer's School Glue
Regular quilting/piecing thread in a color to contrast OR blend with the basket fabric.
• Ironing board and iron – personal-size is okay.
• Scissors for cutting paper and fabric and a pair of snips.
• Sewing machine with zigzag (Please don’t bring a machine to class you don’t know how to use! We will be setting the width and length of the zigzag, so please be familiar with how to do this on your machine.)
• 80/12 needles
• Spray starch
• Open-toe applique foot—if you have one. If you don’t, you can get by with your regular zigzag foot.
• Terry cloth towel
• Spray bottle with clean tap water (if you have one already—we’ll share if you don’t have one!)