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Postcard Workshop – Jeffersonian and also on ZOOM
August 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Jane Sweet Waddy
Get your creative juices flowing while you make quilted postcards perfect for all occasions. Jane will walk you through the basics for creating a quilted postcard, and then show you variations to make your creations unique. As the day progresses, you will find yourself planning, improvising, playing with fabric, browsing your machine’s stitches, and thinking about leftover odds and ends in your stash.
This workshop is suitable for all levels of quilters. Beginner and intermediate quilters will become more proficient working with interfacing, fabric selection, and working with their machine on small, forgiving projects. Experienced quilters will pick up the process quickly and appreciate the opportunity to design, create, and explore limitless possibilities.
Supply List for one card:
*6” x 4” on one sided fusible stabilizer (Pellon 71F Peltex Ultra Firm Fusible Stabilizer
*1 sheet 9” x 12” double sided light weight fusible
*1 piece 4” x 6” piece of cardstock 80 – 110 lb weight – light color.
Fabric for background pieces, fabrics for fussy cutting embellishments, and fabric scraps you love. Cards are 4” x 6” so pieces under 5” x 7” are big enough, even smaller pieces can work.
Several colors of thread on spool, light and dark thread for bobbins. Great use for holiday and novelty fabrics.
Scraps for flat embellishment such as ribbons, rick rack, lace, cord, translucent fabrics, etc. You won’t need much, but it’s fun to have a selection.
Glue Stick – white, like Elmer’s All Purpose Glue Stick
Scissors for fussy cutting – Optional: I recommend a pair like Karen Kay Buckley’s micro serrated blades or at least a pair with fine, sharp points.
Sewing machine with at least a zigzag stitch. *Presser foot with wide opening (suitable for decorative stitches)
Basic sewing supplies with rotary cutter and cutting board
Iron and pressing cloth
If you are comfortable free motion quilting, bring your hopping foot. Technique will not be taught, but is an option when embellishing.
I will have *supplies for sale if you’d like to purchase them.
71F Peltex – 30¢ a piece (4” x 6”)
Flexifuse double sided light weight fusible – $1 for 10 1/2” x 10 pre cut sheets or $7 per yard 21” width. Will cut in 1/4 or 1/2 yard lengths on site.
Cardstock 85 lb. 4” x 6” precut pieces, assorted pastel colors – 25¢
Here’s a link to many of the postcards I have made to give people an idea for fabrics. Also, you’ll notice I’ve used orphan blocks as backgrounds, too.