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Fall Leaves

SKU: PAT11009

Another adventure in thread painting!

* Excellent for just starting Embellishment
* Instructions for Hand Beading and Beading by Machine.
* Confident beginner Level Project

Material and Supply List for Leaves Quilt

* Background: 1 fat quarter or ½ yd neutral or blue color fabric
* Border: ½ to ¾ yd (depends on width of your border) cut into 4” strips.
* Backing: ¾ yd solid or coordinating fabric cut at least 24” x 28”.
* Binding: ¼ to ½ yd fabric
* Leaves: At least 5 pieces of fabric in various colors (be creative); scraps, 1/8 yd pieces, fat 1/8’s or fat ¼’s are excellent.
* Extra fabric and/or scraps for practice and testing
* Batting: At least 24 x 30 inches.
* Decorative Threads to contrast and to match your leaves (rayon, polyester, metallic, etc) Cotton (or poly/cotton) thread for piecing
* Paper backed Fusible webbing: ½ yd (light weight) (aprx).
* Stabilizer: 1/2 yd. (stitch and tear type or water soluble)
* Pins, Scissors and snips, tweezers
* Bobbin Thread (light weight 2 ply)
* Polyester invisible thread, beads, yarn pieces
* Rotary Cutter, Mat, and Rulers
* Machine Needles: Universal, Embroidery, and Metallica (if using metallic threads) in Size 11 or 12. Also Sharps size 8 for beading.
* Pencils and pens (permanent marker), a chalk pencil is useful.
* Light weight pressing sheet, muslin works fine.
* Helpful items may include: tweezers, seam sealant, stylus
* Optional: Yarn snips and Beads in various colors, sizes, and shapes.
* Hoop: Optional, but very helpful, machine embroidery hoops are spring action hoops.

Cover Sample Finished Wall Quilt size: 22 x 28

It is always advisable to wear glasses and/or protective eyewear when sewing, especially when using appliqué, free-motion, and embellishment techniques.

Notes: All fabrics should be 100% Cotton and prewashed. Backing may also be a coordinate to your border print. Appliqué fabrics should be solids, balis, hand dyes, marbles, etc…these all work well. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Fusible webbing should be a lightweight stitchable. Stabilizer should be the stitch and tear type. Decorative threads to use are rayons, and occasionally metallic. Sliver metallic does not work well in this process. Polyester decorative threads also work well but care should be taken when ironing. You will mostly use threads that match your flowers and leaves to machine appliqué, and many matching, coordinating contrasting threads for the ‘thread painting”.

Price: $9.00