By Maggie Colpus, justhands-on.tv Event Co-ordinator. What a weekend. [...]
Date: 4 - 5 April 2020
Location: Denham Grove Hotel, Denham, Bucks
Spend two days with Janet Clare working on an amazing quilt
Valerie is the founder and Creative Director of justhands-on.tv , as well as our very own 'Queen of Scrap'.
Anne has sewn all of her life, prolifically for the last 25 years. She works across a wide range of patchwork and appliqué techniques and designs -- from the Navajo blanket quilt that includes simple and advance techniques to simple cushion designs.
With over 25 years as a textile designer and teacher, Janet regularly hosts talks and workshops, focusing on the design process and creative techniques she uses - - especially drawing with your sewing machine and free motion machine appliqué.
Julia loves making miniature quilts on a variety of themes - - especially small, pictorial quilts with little villages and sea sides. Her quilts have been inspired by travel in the UK & the Mediterranean.
Angela Madden is an internationally recognised quilter, teacher and author.
Sue is a prolific designer of quilt and patchwork patterns, as well as a popular tutor.
Unique to Village Fabrics this lovely programme runs over 13 months
In reply to your question I am not familiar with the craft product that Create & Craft sell; however I can tell you that the Applique mat we sell in the shop is see-through so that you can use it to position your pieces accurately; if the pieces are coated in Heat n Bond (or similar fusing web) they will stil to each other but not the mat -although you may have to let the mat cool a little.
Question: I am trying to do an applique flower it has abour 4 layers, including the back ground fabric, would it be better to applique 2 layers first, then do 2 on there own, and then attach it to the first 2 layers? as when i do the 4 altogether l am finding it hard to get the needle to go through all 4 layers.i am hand stitching the design.thank-you this is my first attempt at this so am very green on the best way to do this. Thank-you for any advice Sandra Answer from Valerie: The easiest way to do this layered flower is to put the first piece down - i.e.
Ena made this lovely felt 'penny cushion' which she was persuaded to share with us:
Dawn Cameron-Dick shows you in this video exactly how to set your sewing machine to do this amazing invisible applique stitch with is a must for all those who want to do machine applique. www.justhands-on.tv/videos/category/4/