Create a beautiful cardinal in a machine appliqué block that can be used
to make a table topper, block for quilt, block for a bag or anything you
should choose. It will be created in raw edge appliqué using fusible web.
To finish the edges, satin stitch applique will be taught as well as a free
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Students should Bring
-Zigzag sewing machine and it's manual.
-Open toe applique foot. An open toe applique foot has a groove on the
bottom to ride over the satin stitch and is open on the top allowing good
visibility of the stitching line. Open toe darning foot if you would like to
try my free motion edge.
-machine embroidery needles if you are using rayon embroidery threads.
-Fine point permanent marker or mechanical pencil.
-Scraps of fabric in the following colours. For the cardinal- red (mottled
red works well), black and orange. For the branch- dark grey or brown. For
the leaves- one or two mottled greens. For the berries- red or maroon (can
be same fabric as used for cardinal).
-Threads to match your applique fabrics.
-1/4 m of wonder under lite or other paper backed fusible web. Steam-a -seam
2 lite lets you position the appliqués before fusing but it also has a
nasty gum that sticks to the needle.
-12 inch square piece of tear-away stabilizer.
-Fabric scissors and regular sewing kit.
Applique pressing sheet if you own one. Not necessary to purchase one.
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