Learn the basics of needle-turn appliqué quilting by hand to create your own designs for quilts, clothing, and more!
The course will delve into hand sewing techniques that facilitate the appliqué process as students create a template for a basic floral-design quilt square. We will discuss needle sizes, thread, pinning, and basting, and go over techniques for sewing concave versus convex curves, corners, and points, as well as techniques for creating circles. Students will leave with a materials list, a template for a basic floral quilt square pattern, and a start to their own neede-turn appliqué journey.
This course is open to students ages 16 and older, and welcomes students with no prior knowledge as well as those with some basic experience who would like to refresh or advance their skills.
All materials will be provided. Please bring a notebook and pen, and reading glasses, if needed, for small detailed handwork.
Classes takes place at Arbutus Folk School, 610 4th Ave E, Olympia, WA.