November's on-demand class review - part 8

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On-demand classes part 8 includes five different workshops. What fun it has been presenting all these online workshops that are all so different. Do you have a favorite? Have you taken any? I'd love to share some photos of your work if you have. How about displaying some in our student galleries for others to see too? 

Today's presentation shows the following five on-demand classes:

1: Celtic Knot Table Runner by Nancy Chong

Nancy Chong's online workshop "celtic table runner"

Celtic knotwork designs are captivating because of their intricacy and symmetry. Do not let that frighten you away. Now you can learn Nancy's stress-free methods and discover how easy it is to make this table runner. You will learn about marking fabrics (whether light or dark); learn a new, easier and quicker way to make bias tape; learn a wonderfully easy method to hand appliqué the Celtic bias strips in place; and explore options for inserting fabric, stained-glass-style, to create your own unique

You will learn about marking fabrics (whether light or dark); learn a new, easier and quicker way to make bias tape; learn a wonderfully easy method to hand appliqué the Celtic bias strips in place; and explore options for inserting fabric, stained-glass-style, to create your own unique table runner. Master the technique in this small project and you will be able to use it in other quilting projects. This class is suitable for beginners, but experienced appliquérs will learn new skills too.

Master the technique in this small project and you will be able to use it in other quilting projects. This class is suitable for beginners, but experienced appliquérs will learn new skills too!

Learn more about Celtic Knot Table Runner...

 


Jennifer Houlden's online workshop "zoo friends"2: Zoo Friends by Jennifer Houlden

Join Jennifer and others from around the world for this fun three lesson online class. Zoo Friends is sure to brighten up any child's room and provide hours of enjoyment. This class will cover many basics of quilting along with color, fabric selection, precise piecing, fusible applique with machine blanket stitch and machine quilting.

In the first lesson, you will pick your fabrics for the blocks and sashing as well as sewing those 4-patch star blocks together. The second lesson will cover everything you need to know about fusible applique and picking the appropriate background to make it stand out and say look at me here I am. Finally, in lesson three we will put it all together and go over the different quilting techniques that have been used to quilt this quilt.

Be prepared to have lots of fun and these thirteen little animals cannot wait to become part of another child's life.

Learn more about Zoo Friends...

 


Daphne Greig's online workshop "ripless paper piecing"3: Ripless Paper Piecing by Daphne Greig

This small project will pay big dividends. Daphne will show you how to foundation piece without sewing through the paper. Using this easy method, you will have perfect points without spending hours removing tiny scraps of paper with tweezers.

You will also save time and thread by being able to sew with a regular stitch length. Daphne will teach you how to choose a range of values for your blocks, a skill which can be used in many other projects. She will continue to guide you as you choose a quilting design and bind your project with a single fold binding. Skill level: Easy.

Learn more about Ripless Paper Piecing...

 


Nancy Chong's online workshop "hawaiian quilting 101"4: Hawaiian Quilting 101 by Nancy Chong

Hawaiian quilts are visually striking because of their sophistication, symmetry, and strong contrasting colors. They look difficult to make and yet are surprisingly easy.

Nancy shows you each stress-free step, as you create this 20" breadfruit block. Traditionally it is believed that if your first quilt is a breadfruit, you will be certain to make many more quilts, and we want you to get off to a great start! This is an ideal way to learn the needleturn appliqué method. No previous appliqué experience is necessary.

In this class you will learn how to transfer the design to the fabric, cut it out, lay it open on the background fabric, baste and hand appliqué the design. You will learn to mark echo-quilting rows, to hand quilt and to bind your project. Along the way, Nancy will share some of the history, superstitions and traditions surrounding Hawaiian quilt making.

Learn more about Hawaiian Quilting 101...

 


Ruth Blanchet's online workshop "Pacific Aquarium"5: Pacific Aquarium by me (Ruth Blanchet)

This is a four lesson class suitable for all levels. The background was made using basic Bargello techniques. Applique, embroidery, and quilting are applied to the background making up the underwater 3-D scene. It is a fun class with lots of different techniques to try and experiment with.

This is a great design for the creative student to add his/her personal touch with the addition of other ocean occupants.

Lesson One takes you through the requirements and different media that can be used, plus where to look for inspiration. Some cutting out will also be done. The background is made using very basic Bargello strip piecing techniques which is accomplished in Lesson Two. During Lesson Three, you will learn, through different techniques, to make fish, shells, seaweed and any other pieces you wish to add. In Lesson Four, the appliqués and beads will be added, you will embroider and quilt areas to the background making up the 3-D scene. Once all is complete, we will also then look at making the split binding.

Learn more about Pacific Aquarium...

Have you tried any of these classes? You are bound to learn a lot of information if you do!

 

 

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