November's on-demand class review - part 4

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Part 4 of introducing on-demand classes starts with a variety of workshops and includes some classic techniques such as Seminole Piecing and Foundation Piecing through to modern day design courses such as Marker Mania and Two Fabric Applique. All our on-demand workshops include access to the teacher for help, suggestions and guidance so you gain the best learning opportunity.

This presentation shows four more on-demand classes:

1: Seminole Piecing with Daphne Greig

Daphne Greig's online workshop "seminole piecing"

Seminole Piecing is a patchwork method used by the Seminole people of south Florida to enhance their garments. Daphne will show you how to create eight bands of patchwork using simple rotary cutting and basic piecing techniques.

The magic comes when you cut the units apart and sew them back together. You will be inspired by her suggestions to use the bands to trim garments and home décor items.

You will learn to make a tote bag, bolster pillow and wall quilt. Level: Advanced beginner and up.

Learn more about Seminole Piecing...


Pat Daniels' online workshop "marker mania"2: Marker Mania with Pat Daniels

Marker Mania introduces the use of all sorts of fabric and paper markers to produce a little stained glass quilt called ‘Sunrise-Sunset’ or a slightly more ambitious one called 'Duet For Celestial Bodies'.

You will work with all sorts of fabric markers to create the flames for either of these quilts. And you can learn about making your own bias tape. As an alternative to the usual fabric choices, you can hark back to your crayon days (or maybe get your kids to help with this step) as you draw with fabric markers to color your own, unique fabric.

No artistic flare is necessary. This is playtime. You will be able to add a little bling to your quilt as you learn about metallic threads of all sorts (bobbin threads included), when and where to use them, and how to avoid breaking them as you sew. There is no piecing. To assemble the quilt, you will work with fusible web, bias tape, and machine quilting. This class is about options. You chose the method that suits you best. We are talking serious fun here. For all levels of expertise in three lessons over three weeks

Learn more about Marker Mania...


Jane Hall's online workshop "Firm Foundations"3: Firm Foundations with Jane Hall

Stability, precision, speed, and versatility. What more could you ask of a technique? No wonder it has become a basic tool for us. Jane shows you how to piece on top, underneath and with single templates.

You will learn how to use the foundation as a stitching guide without actually sewing into it. This is a process class. You will get 21 different block patterns but there is no project.

Skill level: beginner to advanced. It helps to have a basic familiarity with piecing and with your sewing machine. Rotary cutting is also an efficient way to work, but foundation piecing can be done with basic tools and can be sewn by hand, if you wish.

Learn more about Firm Foundations...


Nancy Chong's online workshop "two fabric applique quilts"4: Two Fabric Applique with Nancy Chong

If you want a positive appliqué experience, this is the class for you. Nancy’s unique and bold design concept is easier than you can imagine, making these quilts fast, fun and portable. Nancy assumes that her students learn best with lots of information and that starts with her well-explained Supply List.

In this class, she teaches you how to hand appliqué using her unique stress-free needleturn techniques while making one of the three designs she created just for her online students. You will also learn how to use her patterns for machine appliqué and raw edge appliqué.

Level: Although this is a great class for beginners, experienced appliquérs will learn new skills, too.

Learn more about Two Fabric Applique...

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  • Yes, it's a great class for sure! This like all our classes are online. Firm Foundations is an on-demand class which means when you register you have continuous access and help from your teacher whenever you need it.

    Posted by Ruth, 09/11/2016 2:28pm (6 years ago)

  • Love the Firm foundations with Jane Hall is it an online class or in class

    Posted by DianeSinclairMeigs, 09/11/2016 1:47pm (6 years ago)

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