#19 - “Stained Glass Style Swan with additional Glitter Swan outline option" Two Day Machine Class Feb 7-8 Wed-Thu

finished photos will arrive soon...

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 After tracing the design to the top fabric, students will make a quilt sandwich consisting of 5 layers of fabric.  After free motion stitching over the traced lines, students will cut down to the correct color to reveal the swan image. We will finish the swan with our favorite free motion quilting motif.  It is recommended that students have taken a beginner "intro to free motion applique class" if not familiar with this method. The glitter swan is an option for the second day so I can show the students how to be successful using Superior Glitter Thread as a design item. I will teach them how to set up their machines so that the thread won't break, as well as show them how to make invisible starts and stops.  Students will have the option of continuing to finish their stained glass swan piece or moving over to learn the new technique. The cost of the glitter swan is included in the kit price and I will provide the glitter thread for this experiment; Superior Thread will be on site to sell these threads, as well.

Stained Glass Style Swan with additional Glitter Swan outline option.

Required $22.00 kit includes: 7 different ¾ yards of fabric including backing, transfer paper and  matching threads that are appropriate for this project. A top stitch machine needle with be provided as well as matching fabric for the binding.

Supply List:

Sewing machine.  Either bring your personal machine that can sew either a fine narrow satin stitch or free motion stitch with appropriate feet or rent a machine at the TKDAA™.

Gloves for free motion quilting, Portable light, Top stitch needles size 80 and 90, Tweezers, Washable glue pen or stick, Sharp curved bladed embroidery scissors, smaller size is best, White chalk pencil for retracing lines if needed, Magic eraser for removing traced lines, Permanent fabric glue, Fine pins, Safety pins

I will have needles, chalk pencils, magic erasers, fabric glue for sale in the class room if you can’t find these items

Myra Forbyn Glitter Swan photo 2018.jpg