Put a Bird on It!

songbird5Ever make a quilt and feel that something is missing? In this class, you create a quick improvised quilt top with fused fabrics, then step back and critique your design with other class members. Learn how to incorporate repetition, variety, and balance into your design process and how a clear focal point (like a bird) adds interest and draws the viewer closer. These colorful, individual designs are created with a kit of hand-dyed fabrics and threads. (No sewing machine needed.)

Supplies Participants Should Bring:

  • 2 yards of regular weight Wonder-Under (paper backed, #805). Please DO NOT BRING HEAT ‘N BOND or STEAM A SEAM.
  • Small, sharp scissors for free-cutting
  • Paper scissors
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat
  • Specialty rotary cutter blades, such as Pinking, Wavy or Scallop (optional)
  • 1 yard of parchment paper
  • Black fine point Sharpie marker
  • Batting, 1 piece measuring about 18″ x 18″
  • Quilt backing fabric, 1 piece measuring about 18″ x 18″
  • Iron and ironing surface (share with other class members if not provided by group)
  • Tweezers (optional)
  • Thimble (optional)
  • Small plastic bag for fabric scraps

$25 Kit Fee: Includes hand out, templates, hand-dyed fabrics and threads, and a needle.

Laura Wasilowski   324 Vincent Place   Elgin, IL 60123

847-494-9310   laura@artfabrik.com   www.artfabrik.com