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EMB001 - Embroidered Quilts: speed, detail, and layers
Thursday, February 23, 2023
9:00am – 4:30pm Atlanta Time
Non-Member Price: $240.00
Member Price until Nov. 30: $192.00
NOTE: Materials fees are required for some workshops. These fees are paid directly to faculty and are not part of your registration fee. Materials Fee: 0 Fee Details: 0
Required Supplies: -Quilt top fabric: We’ll be making a small quilt in class, so you’ll need a piece of base fabric. This can be cotton or linen. It can be as small as 6x6”, and as large as 18x18”. One foot square would probably be ideal. You are welcome to piece this base fabric, or use a single cut of fabric.
-Backing fabric: We’ll be quilting in the afternoon, so this fabric should be about 2 inches larger in both directions compared to your top fabric. This doesn’t need to be perfectly pre-cut, but could be if you’d like.
-Batting: Heidi likes warm and natural cotton batting, or any other needled cotton batting without glue. This should be the same size as your quilt top, but could also be larger if you don’t want to be too precise.
-Scissors: a snip scissors or larger 3” scissors would be fine, shared scissors will be provded.
-Safety pins: 4-10 total
-Thread: Heidi likes to quilt and embroider with DMC pearl size 8. She also likes size 10 crochet cotton. Sometimes for embroidery, she likes to use black sewing machine thread, or size 12 thread. Any combination of these is fine. (She is not a fan of embroidery floss. Sashiko thread is okay if you love the color, but mercerized threads are preferred) (She suggests at least 2-5 kinds of thread. One should be high contrast with your fabric, and another should be similar to your fabric)
-Needles: Heidi likes Dritz milliners, and clover and bohen will also work.
-An embroidery hoop, Heidi personally likes G2a 4”, 6” and 10”, but you’ll be fine with just one of your choice.
-A pushing thimble for quilting and embroidering
-A gripping/pulling thimble for quilting (see my supplies page for details and options) Optional Supplies: -You might want an image printed on computer paper, with the image ‘flipped horizonatally’
-You might want some tissue paper or tracing paper and a pen
-You might want an ‘air erasable’ fabric marker
-You might want a chalk pen like sewline
-You might want a needle threader, and there’s a good $18 one linked on my supply page, that’s compatible with my needles and thread.
-3 binding clips, if there’s time to bind
-You are welcome to preplan your embroidered imagery, but you’re also very welcome to improvise. I often find that I do my best work when I show up curious and figure something out on the fly. Prep Requirements: Students will be emailed before class with a link to some instruction on embroidery, so that they can (optionally) get a head start on that part of their quilt and/or practice technique. Additional Supply Kit URL: https://www.heidiparkes.com/my-favorite-supplies
Embroidery and quilting have a long history in redwork and signature quilts, yet the possibilities for this exciting combination remain endless. Heidi will guide students in learning some embroidery stitches, then she will guide students in how to quilt over them. Students will make mini quilts so that they can walk away with a project well on its way to completion. Heidi has exhibited several embroidered quilts at QuiltCon in previous years, and will share a variety of ways to keep your embroidery looking modern and fresh. Shortly before QuiltCon, students will receive links to video tutorials for several of the embroidery stitches to be taught, so that they can move through the workshop content efficiently at QuiltCon.