Come and have fun creating a one-of-a-kind tree. Using the “Tree” pattern by Laura Heine, we will make a tree wall size quilt (29 x 53”). It can be a Christmas tree, a jeweled tree, a spring time tree, or maybe a patriotic tree. The possibilities are limited only by our imaginations. I will give you tips to make your tree easy to build. We will add borders (options) and you will leave with your tree ready to layer and quilt. And then, embellish a little, a lot, or leave it simple. I will demonstrate options for embellishment.
Pattern: “Tree” by Laura Heine. (Required and available at store)
See supply list on pattern. Please note the following:
Pattern says Steam a Seam. You may use Lite or Regular Steam a Seam. Must be 24”wide. I used Lite.
The tree “foliage” is made from strips. Bring at least 20 coordinating 1 ½ to 2 ½” strips. More if you like scrappy. Jelly roll strips work great. The fabric listed for the border is for 5” cut border. Border can also be pieced.
For tree trunk, I recommend a small print OR textured print that reads as a solid.
Medium to fine dark Sharpie pen (must be a ‘no-bleed’ permanent pen). You can use any type of no-bleed marker EXCEPT markers that disappear as you iron them.
6 x 18” ruler or larger
Applique pressing sheet. Any size except small.
For sewing borders: you will need your sewing machine and regular sewing supplies
Fabric glue (e.g., Fusion Glue) with small tip.
Karen K Buckley medium (blue handles) scissors (ridged blades make cutting easier) or similar scissors. I also like the small embroidery size scissors for cutting inside edges (ex., Karen Buckley green handles with slim point.)
Yo Yo makers (circles, flowers, hearts, etc) in various sizes with hand needles and thread
Any other embellishments you want to decorate your tree
Please contact (Kelly.Zellars1@gmail.com)if you have questions prior to class