PO Box 667 New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5828

Sue Bleiweiss: It's Raining Cats or Dogs! (Full Day WS, Sat, 5/1/21, 12-6pm EST)

Sue Bleiweiss: It's Raining Cats or Dogs! (Full Day WS, Sat, 5/1/21, 12-6pm EST)
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Price: $70.00
ID Number : SQ005


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It's Raining Cats or Dogs!
Full-Day Workshop
12 pm - 6 pm, Saturday, May 1

Customize one of these charming 16” x 16” art quilts with your own pet's name. Make your pup or cat in a different color or give them spots or stripes! I’ll take you through my entire art quilt making process from start to finish, show you an easy no reverse way to create letters for your quilts and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd shaped images. 
All Levels

Students to Provide
- Mistyfuse fusible web and baking parchment paper* (NOT freezer paper) or a teflon pressing sheet. Please note that I only use and recommend Mistyfuse fusible web because it will not add any bulk or stiffness, it’s easily sewn through and does not leave any residue on the needle. If you use a different brand that’s fine, but your results may differ from mine. http://mistyfuse.com/. I’d recommend having two of the 2 1/2 yard packages of white on hand. *I like the Reynolds brand parchment paper

- Wool felt (NOT acrylic) or quilt batting of your choice I prefer to use National Non-wovens wool felt in the 65/35 rayon/wool blend. You can find it (or the 80/20 blend) at Joannes Fabric Stores or online at https://www.commonwealthfelt.com . I use wool felt instead of batting because it adds body but not loft and my quilts hang nice and straight without any buckling or waviness along the bottom edge. If you are going to plan on washing your quilt then you definitely should use quilt batting.
- Muslin or scrap fabric to be used as a backing 
- Transdoodle transfer paper or your preferred chalk-based transfer paper. Transdoodle is available at http://mistyfuse.com/ or a great alternative is the Saral brand white transfer paper. You can find it on Amazon and in craft stores: https://tinyurl.com/yye6mvvr
- Background fabric for the sky (needs to be at least 16”x 16”)
- Green fabric for the grass (needs to be at least 18” x 3”)
- Assorted fat quarters or scraps of fabric leftover from other projects for the dog or cat, sun, treetop, bowl, house and roof, bones and fish - scraps should be at least 10” and in some cases can be smaller.
- Black fabric - 1 yard for outlining and the binding (note that you can substitute a small scale black and white print or another color instead of solid black for a different look)
- Tracing paper is not required but you might find it helpful to have on hand.
- Iron and pressing surface
- Sewing machine
- Rotary cutter, mat, and scissors
- General sewing and quilting supplies.
At the start of the class, Sue will provide a downloadable PDF of the pattern pieces you will need to print for this workshop. 

Sewing Machine Required