Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Reminder: June Meeting

Just a reminder that the monthly meeting is this weekend! Here are the details.

When: Sunday, June 28 , 2015 from 2pm-5pm

Where: the Mass Ave RAD Space next to Crimson Tate in the 800 block of Mass Ave it's in the building just about 1/4 of a block away from the shop, enter in the back and watch for the signs. There is street parking (free on Sunday) and limited lot parking.

+Karen Ratliff will be showing us some applique techniques.
+Luggage Tag Swap
+Show and Tell
+Block Lotto

+An item for show and tell, either a finished project or work-in-progress.
+Luggage Tag to Swap
+May & June Block Lotto blocks
+Money to shop at Crimson Tate.

Details: Here are some details from Karen about the technique she will be sharing at the meeting.

Applique is like coloring outside the lines….Well, maybe that is a little bit of an overstatement.   Applique does provide another option for modern quilters to express their creativity.   There are other options besides the hand needle turn applique of our grandmothers’ day.    In the next meeting, I will share some of the techniques I have learned for machine applique.   Those include:

  • Design options
  • Why pre-wash
  • Thread choice
  • Cutting the fabric
  • Turning the seam
  • Pressing
  • Raw edge
  • Tacking/gluing,
  • Machine Stitching
  • Trimming


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