Toss the templates and trash the rulers! Fusing is free-form art making at its best. Working with fusible web on fabric, discover fusing techniques like free cutting, strip fusing, collage building, bias fusing, and improvisational assemblage. Fusing is fast and free so you quickly invent your own design language to explore. You’ll create several original art quilts and learn to get loose, really loose. As an added bonus, learn tunes from the Chicago School of Fusing Glee Club and graduate with an advanced degree in Fusology! $20 Kit Fee.
Supplies Participants Should Bring for a 4-5 Day Workshop:
- 20 – 30 yards of regular weight Wonder-Under fusible web (paper backed, #805). Please DO NOT BRING HEAT ‘N BOND or STEAM A SEAM. (This may seem like a large amount of fusible web but you will be fusing all of the fabric listed below.)
- DO NOT BRING FABRIC WITH A PERMANENT PRESS FINISH
- Pick hand-dyed or batik fabrics. Hand-dyed or batik fabrics work best in raw edge fusing. (Printed fabrics will show a white line around the raw edge of the fabric.) I’ll have some hand dyed fabrics for sale in the classroom.
- Wash all fabrics.
- Bring fabric similar to the colors listed below:
- about ¼ yard (fat or long quarter) each of 8 different colors of light value washed fabric (yellow, orange, red, fuchsia, turquoise, blue, violet, green)
- about ¼ yard (fat or long quarter) each of 8 different colors of medium value washed fabric (yellow, orange, red, fuchsia, turquoise, blue, violet, green)
- about ¼ yard (fat or long quarter) each of 8 different colors of dark value washed fabric (yellow, orange, red, fuchsia, turquoise, blue, violet, green)
- Sharp fabric scissors 5″ knife blade scissors recommended
- Paper scissors
- Rotary cutters, ruler, and mat
- Specialty rotary cutter blades, such as Pinking, Wavy, Scallop, or Deckle (optional but fun!)
- Batting measuring about a twin size. (This is an estimate; it does not have to be exact). Hobbs Heirloom Premium Batting (80% cotton, 20% Polyester) is recommended.
- 3 yards of quilt backing fabric. (This is an estimate; it does not have to be exact.)
- Fine point black Sharpie marker or lead pencil
- Teflon pressing sheet (optional)
- Timtex about 15″ x 18″ (optional)
- Iron and ironing surface (if not provided by group)
- Thimble for hand stitching
- Tweezers (optional)
- Sewing machine (optional)
- Thread for machine work
Supply Fee of $20 includes hand out, fabric, thread, and needle for initial projects
Laura Wasilowski 324 Vincent Place Elgin, IL 60123