PO Box 667 New Hope, PA 18938 215.862.5828

Sue Bleiweiss: Life's a Beach! (Full Day WS, Weds, 4/28/21, 10am-4pm EST)

Sue Bleiweiss: Life's a Beach! (Full Day WS, Weds, 4/28/21, 10am-4pm EST)
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Price: $70.00
ID Number : SQ004


Life's a Beach!
Full-Day Workshop
10 am - 4 pm EST, Wednesday, April 28

Create a tropical getaway themed art quilt. Use my patterns or create one of your own adding or altering the imagery to create a quilt that is uniquely yours. Create your quilt with solids, prints, batiks - whatever you like! I’ll take you through my entire art quilt-making process from start to finish and you’ll learn my cookie cutter outline method for getting those black outlines around odd-shaped images. 
All Levels

Click Here for a Printable Supply List

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 24” x 24”)
- Brown fabric for the sand and tree trunks (the sand piece needs to be at least 24” wide)
- Aqua fabric for the water (needs to be at least 24” wide)
- Green fabric for the treetops
- Yellow fabric for the sun
- 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)
- An assortment of fat quarters or scraps to use for the beach houses
- Any other elements you want to add to your version of the Life’s a Beach art quilt.
- 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