Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Journey class

This months Journey class we will be using liquid inks on fabrics. we will be doing a bit of experimenting so you will need the following.

White fabric , but also calico or osnaburg. it will be good to try a few different fabrics.
Four fat quarters in total. also bring a couple of mop cloths to clean up any excess ink.
paint brushes- one wide end paintbrush
Couple of yogurt pots or similar, if everyone brings 2-3 we will have enough.
Couple of hairdryers between us would be useful

In the afternoon you will need your sewing machine, ruler board cutter etc....bring all your feet in case you get on to the finishing stage and threads to suit your project theme.

See you thursday .


Friday, March 4, 2016

Requirements for Spring retreat 2016

Lone star
Pictured here is one star. If you want to make one star this would be the perfect size for a lap quilt or wall hanging. The requirements for this are as follows.

40 inches of background- black
27 inches of feature fabric-border and also in star
4 long quarters in colours to match the feature fabric. 
18 inches for binding.
Wadding and backing to fit. 

If you want to make a double bed quilt, this will comprise of four stars in the centre with the feature fabric border then another border outside that.
the requirements are as follows. 

Fabric 1- 10 inches
Fabric 2- 20 inches
Fabric 3- feature fabric 1 and 3/4 yards 
Fabric 4-20 inches
Fabric 5 - 10 inches 
Fabric 1,2,4 and 5 should be coordinating with the feature fabric.
Background fabric - 3 yards

Please bring all sewing equipment needed for the weekend. 

We are planning on arriving from Lunch time onwards on Thursday ....afternoon tea will be served at 3.30pm.