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Quilting: Applique and Edges

Studio Arts Workshop

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00SE

Appliqué by Lauren Kingsland

Appliqué is the quilter’s term for sewing one fabric on top of another. (This contrasts with piecing, which sews fabrics side by side.) Traditional appliqué uses a turned-under edge. Contemporary quiltmaking often incorporates fusibles or raw-edge appliqué strategies. Add three appliqué techniques to your quiltmaking skills as you create a fabric flower-garden wall hanging.

Finishing the edges of the quilt is often an afterthought, and yet the appearance of the edge makes a major difference in the impact of the quilt. Learn when and how to use applied bindings, flanges, self-bindings, facings, and overstitching to finish both rectangular and uneven edges.   

Some prior experience with hand-sewing, quilting, or both is useful. While most work is by hand, shared sewing machines are available in class for machine techniques.

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Instructor: Lauren Kingsland

One 4-hour session

S. Dillon Ripley Center
Room 3031
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)