| 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.
Hour 1 -
Discuss necessary tools
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
Watch demo of stitching of outer curve
Discuss use of the “Appliqué Turner” tool
Stitch your first outer curve.
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.
Watch demo of outer points
Stitch an outer point
Watch demo of inner points
Stitch an inner point
Discuss layering of pattern pieces
Discuss additional techniques
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)
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
#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
1-spool Kimono silk in a neutral color
Pattern to make after class
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.