International Quilt Festival Long Beach is only 2 weeks away and I’m in the midst of making up kits and preparing for my classes. I have yards and yards of fabric to Mistyfuse and cut for my “Lazy Daisy Table Topper” class and mounds of batting and fabric to make into sandwiches for my “You CAN Free Motion Quilt!” class.
I am enjoying this process even though it is taking me way longer than I anticipated. My Free Motion Quilting students will be stitching on luscious Ultra Sateen which is so soft and glowing. I am using two colors of the sateen for the Table Topper class-it is just divine to the touch. All this makes putting the kits together a tactile experience.
I’m also playing around with the same technique that I use in the Table Topper class on garments:
I took my Target denim shirt and “bubbled” the collar-I really like the way this turned out.
I’ve got lots of other samples to show how versatile this technique is for readymade or custom sewn garments, home dec and of course quilts. This is just a peek at one of the samples. I’m getting excited about Long Beach-can’t wait!