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Come learn 3 ways to applique–machine turned edge, machine raw edge and turned edge hand applique. For successful applique, the real secret is in the preparation and we’ll be covering several methods so you can learn which ones work best for you–including how to make tiny perfect circles. You can work on a small sampler similar to the class sample choosing your own shapes and placement. This class is appropriate for confident beginners and intermediate sewers–you will need to have a sewing machine that can zigzag

Supply list:

Your favorite rotary cutting ruler. I recommend either a 12 ½” square Creative Grids ruler or a 6 ½” x 12 ½” Creative Grids ruler. Both are available from Lyons Quilting.

A piece of light neutral fabric (white, light grey or cream colored) that is at least 18” square.

Assorted colored fabrics. I recommend that you bring pieces that are large enough to give you options for cutting such as fat quarters or fat eighths. Fabrics that you may with to fussy cut are also a good choice – remember that fussy cutting usually requires larger pieces.

Sewing machine with all the usual supplies including a quarter inch foot. I recommend a size 80 needle. For thread, I highly recommend Aurifil – any neutral color. You will also need a foot with a wide opening for zigzag stitching. I like to use an open-toed foot.

40 weight decorative thread such as Isacord or any polyester machine embroidery thread. I recommend that you bring several colors that will complement and/or match your fabric colors.

Rotary cutter - Please put a new blade in your rotary cutter.

Fabric and paper scissors. For fabric scissors, bring ones that can use small tricky shapes easily such as Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors – all the sizes are available at Lyons Quilting.

Marking pencils – bring one that will mark on dark fabrics & one that will mark on light fabric. I recommend Sew Line ceramic chalk pencils. Also please bring a water erasable blue felt tipped marking pen.

All your favorite sewing notions such as pins, scissors, tweezers, seam ripper, etc. I also recommend that you bring a bottle of Mary Ellen’s Best Press.

Pre-class preparation: None. If you would like help before class picking out fabrics, contact Mary to make an appointment. We will also have plenty of time in class to work on fabric and color choices. Mary will also be bringing a wide selection of shapes to choose from for your applique sampler.

We will be taking a lunch break – feel free to bring your lunch (we have a frig & microwave in the classroom) or we will also be ordering in from a local restaurant.

 Any questions? Email Mary at or call/text to (520) 247-1359.


Instructor Name:
Mary Ramsey


$ 50.00

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