Classes Offered by Connie Sue

                           Class 1 - Beginner's Quick Prep Applique

Class 1: Beginner’s Applique 5-6 hours

Description: This class is designed for the beginner. It is designed to get the beginner off on a firm foundation that they will be able to build on after the class. Each student will purchase a $20.00 kit that I will supply.

Course Outline

Hour 1 -
   Discuss necessary tools
       Fabric
       Pattern
       Needles
       Thread
       Scissors
       Toothpick
       Appliqué turner
   Draw pattern on reverse side of background fabric.
   Discuss the placement of appliqué patches
   Watch demo of back basting
   Learn the quick prep appliqué stitch
   Baste your first patch

Hour 2
   Watch demo of stitching of outer curve
   Discuss use of the “Appliqué Turner” tool
   Stitch your first outer curve.

Hour 3
   Watch demo of stitching an inner curve.
   Stitch your first inner curve.

   Practice! Practice! Practice! I will give individualized attention to all participants – particularly beginners.

Hour 4
    Watch demo of outer points
    Stitch an outer point

Hour 5
    Watch demo of inner points
    Stitch an inner point

Hour 6
    Discuss layering of pattern pieces
    Discuss additional techniques


Supply list:

1 light box for every 5 students

    Each student should bring a basic sewing kit including:
    Scissors (both regular and serrated if you have them)
    Thimble
    Needle threader if you normally use one (Optional - can skip if you don’t usually use one)
    1 spool 50 wt. or heavier white or light-colored thread
    1 spool 50 wt. or heavier black or very dark-colored thread
    1 fat quarter of good quality muslin or light-colored 100% cotton quilting fabric
    1 large needle size 5, 6, 7, or 8
    Pins
    #2 lead pencil

Each student will purchase a kit that I will supply. It will contain:
    Pattern for class
    Applique fabric for class
    Packet of needles
    Applique turner
    1-spool Kimono silk in a neutral color
    Pattern to make after class
    Handouts

Number of students: Maximum 20. If there are more who want to take the class, I would be happy to repeat the class. The $400.00 charge applies for each class taught.

Charge: Trunk show - $100.00. This includes up to 2 trunk shows. If applicable one will be in the afternoon and the second in the evening.   Workshop - $400.00 per class.

Note: Trunk show and one workshop must be booked together. The workshop and trunk show do not have to be on the same day.

Click here for PDF file of the information for class 1.




Contact Us:        Phone: 515-835-0457          Email: abqhaidle@mchsi.com      Snail Mail Address:  P.O.Box 486, Webster City, Iowa 50595