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Wild & Spectacular Flowers with Guest Teacher, Jennifer Houlden

Wild & Spectacular Flowers Supply List

This class does not have a specific pattern but rather you will be designing your own piece during the class with direction from me - the size of your project is up to you but I suggest not making it any larger that 20" x 24".

Fabrics for Flower
- a variety of fabrics for the flower(s) - anything goes: bold, bright, geometrics, pastels, wild prints
to name a few - whatever colour scheme you wish
- fat quarters will be appropriate to make the flower

Fabrics for Background
- a single fabric background - neutral or something that goes with the flower fabrics - tone on tone, mottled, soft print, soft geometric -
⅔ yard or 0.6 metres (includes binding)
- pieced background - neutrals, monochromatic colour scheme or multiple colours that complement the flower - 6 fat quarters will be plenty with enough for binding
- You may wish to use some of the flower fabric in the background

Fabric for Backing
- can be a plain fabric or busy fabric - a plain fabric will highlight all the stitching and a busy fabric will hide the stitching-  ⅔ yard or 0.6 metres
Batting - a piece of batting 30" sq will be enough for the 20" x 24" maximum size suggested

Thread for stitching flowers & decorative stitching
- variety of colours to blend in or contrast with the flower fabrics
- variety of types and weights of thread
- variegated, solid, shiny
- rayon, polyester, cotton
- different weights: 12 - 50 for quilting and stitching
- 8 weight pearl cotton for bobbin work or hand stitching
Thread for Quilting
- thread for quilting the background - 30, 40 or 50 weight
- the neutral background samples were quilted with stitch in the ditch using a thread that blended
- variegated or solid thread can be used depending on the quilting motif - contrasting or blending in with the background fabrics
- cotton, polyester, rayon

- 80/12 universal or microtex for piecing - 50 weight thread
- 90/14 microtex or topstitch for quilting - 30 & 40 weight threads
- 100/16 topstitch for thread play with 12 weight threads
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
You must be familiar with the basic concepts of quilting but you need no experience with free-motion.
Instructor Name:
Jen Houlden

Wild & Spectacular Flowers with Guest Teacher, Jennifer Houlden

$ 195.00
Fri, May 5, 2023 at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sat, May 6, 2023 at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm