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Introduction to Machine Embroidery - Applique

This class will focus on teaching you how to get your best results with doing appliqué using machine embroidery.  We will use a machine appliqué quilt block in class. This block combines two different techniques for doing appliqué with embroidery.


As a bonus, you will also learn how to get nice flat, pucker free embroidery on quilting cotton. This will enable you to use any type of embroidery for quilt blocks and any project using quilting cotton as the backdrop for machine embroidery.


There may be time in class to stitch another appliqué design of your choice, to give you an opportunity to get assistance with the design for best results. Please bring the fabric and threads desired for this optional design of your choice.


NOTE: Any embroidery machine may be used for this class as long as you know how to operate your machine and already know how to get designs loaded onto your machine. Your design should be loaded onto your machine prior to class. (Assistance is only available for Bernina machines as that is the brand sold at the store with experts on hand.)


The following design will be used:

   From Embroidery Online by OESD, Design BC00513 from the Design Collection Rose of Sharon. The collection is currently on sale for $25 and includes 27 - 5.5 x 5.5 inch appliqué quilt blocks and 13 - 9.5 x 9.5 inch appliqué quilt blocks. You may also purchase the design we will be using in class individually, BC00513, for $1.00. The files may be purchased through the Embroidery Online website for an electronic download.




    Sewing machine with embroidery module

    Machine Embroidery hoop that can accommodate a design measuring 5.5 x 5.5 inches. This will be the Oval hoop on the Bernina machines.

    Bobbin loaded with bobbin thread

    Size 75/11 Schmetz Embroidery Needles

    Small scissors such as small duckbill scissors or fine embroidery scissors. Curved blade scissors are also helpful.

    Paper cutting scissors

    Small iron and pressing mat, if you have one. (Pressing supplies will be available for use in the class to share if you do not have a small iron.)

    Embroidery Thread for the design as you desire. It allows for three green colors as well as colors for the flower portions. (There are embroidery threads available at the shop to purchase.)

    Background cotton fabric large enough to hoop. (For the Bernina oval hoop, a 9.5 x 12.5 inch piece is sufficient.)

    Colored cotton fabric of your choice for flowers and leaves. (Small pieces.)


    OESD Fusible Woven Cutaway

    OESD Poly Mesh Cutaway

    Paperbacked fusible web, such as OESD Soft Web









Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Basic sewing knowledge with your sewing machine. Learn all the quilting techniques in class.
Instructor: Wendy Crook-Abel
Instruction only. Materials and supplies sold separately.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.