November's on-demand class review - part 5

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Onward to Part 5 of previewing our on-demand classes. These workshops include some wonderful ideas to create gifts such as embroidered or star block pockets on totes or jackets, decorative wall hangings or boxes. You can get started today, or later when you have more time as that's one of the beauties of our on-demand workshops.

This presentation shows four on-demand classes:

1: Embroidery on Applique by Joanne Winn

Joanne Winn's online workshop "Embroidery on Applique"

Embroidery machines have made it possible to appliqué beautiful full size quilt blocks in no time. You can make any shape you like and attach it to the background fabric. Let Joanne show you how to stitch multi-hooped designs as well as learn how to use the Mega Hoop. Her step-by-step instructions will take you through eight designs: Aster, Dresden Plate, Spring Tulips (original) and Sweet Sixteen (original design shown here), as well as four other small tulip designs.

Embroidery designs will be provided in all formats except where a machine does not have the ability to use a particular size hoop. Skill level: Intermediate. Students must know how to use their embroidery module and be able to resize, move and convert designs.

Learn more about Embroidery of Applique...


Anita Eaton's online workshop "Entwined Star"2: Entwined Star by Anita Eaton

This beautiful starry quilt is truly patchwork when made as a scrappy quilt. Mix and match your colors for that old fashioned patchwork look or use a three fabric combination (light, medium and dark) for a more modern day appearance.

Anita helps you with fabric selection, which fabrics work well and which fabrics you are better to leave in your stash for another project. She shows you how you can make this project without the need of purchasing a special ruler and she guides you through the process, step by step.

Her class includes an option for star sashing, options for alternative borders and multiple options for quilting, but best of all, if you are uncertain about any point or detail in the class, she will be there to answer your questions. Class includes a Lap size quilt of 56" x 70" (12 blocks) and a queen size quilt of 98" x 112" (42 blocks), however with Anita's alternative borders there are also additional sizes.

Learn more about Entwined Star...


Barbara Dieges' online workshop "Victorian Sewing Box"3: Victorian Sewing Box by Barbara Dieges

This padded hexagonal box with its unusual closure, was illustrated in an 1867 Godey's Lady's Book. Use it for sewing, jewelry or other special treasures. Barbara will show you how to choose your fabrics, make the templates and complete all the sewing steps. 

The pattern includes three sizes, 6", 8" and 10". If you prefer, a precut kit is available for the 10" size, for $8.00 (includes postage in the U.S.). The pieces can be cut to fit the smaller sizes. For the experienced quilter or sewer.

Learn more about Victorian Sewing Box...


Ruth Blanchet's online workshop "Christmas Poinsettia"4: Christmas Poinsettia by Ruth Blanchet

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 Christmas Poinsettia...

With plastic bags on the outs, I think some of these courses would make great pocket features on totes - the perfect idea for your friends and family. I'd love to hear your ideas as well. Leave a comment below.



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