Put a Bird on It!

songbird5Ever make a quilt and feel that something is missing? Why not put a bird on it? You’ll learn how to create a quick improvised quilt top with fused fabrics, then step back and critique your design. Learn how to incorporate repetition, variety, and balance into your design process and how a clear focal point (like a charming 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