No Curved Piecing Seeds!

By Dawn Cameron Dick

Thursday 10th December

12:30 – 14:00

About

Known as “The Orange Peel” I’ve always seen this as a Seed! So my quilt is called “Summer Seeds”. I will teach you a “No Curve Piecing” method to stitch this iconic shape, without any bonding product!

Use some of your favourite scraps to make an exciting Seed quilt using my Invisible Machine Applique technique. My quilt is 83” X 95” but we will begin today making 4 blocks.

I will show you how to set up your machine, prepare the templates and stitch the blocks.

We will also discuss various layouts and colourways to make your quilt as special as possible.

You will learn:

  1. How to prepare your machine for the technique
  2. Choosing the appropriate needles and threads
  3. How to turn your seam allowances
  4. Making and positioning your templates
  5. Finalizing your design and layout

Materials

Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/ 

Piercing

You will need:

  • ¼ metre  Freezer Paper

  • Spray Starch

  • A very small paintbrush

  • YLI or Aurifil Invisible thread

  • 60 weight YLI or Mettler cotton thread in medium grey

  • 70/10 Microtex Sharps needles

  • 8” X 8” white fabric

  • Four 6 ½” squares of neutral background fabric

  • Four 6 ½” squares of various “Seed” fabrics…the bolder the better!

  • Sharp pencil or a fine Frixion pen

  • Scissors

  • Iron & ironing mat

  • Sewing Machine

No Curved Piecing Seeds!​

By Dawn Cameron Dick

Thursday 10th December, 12:30 - 14:00

Known as “The Orange Peel”, Dawn has always seen this as a seed and her quilt is called “Summer Seeds”. Dawn will teach you a “No-Curve Piecing” method to stitch this iconic shape, without any bonding product.

Use some of your favourite scraps to make an exciting Seed quilt using Dawn’s Invisible Machine Applique technique. Dawn’s quilt is 83” X 95” but we will begin making 4 blocks.

Dawn will show you how to set up your machine, prepare the templates and stitch the blocks. Various layouts and colourways will also be discussed, to make your quilt as special as possible.

    Piercing

    What you will learn:

    1) How to prepare your machine for the technique

    2) Choosing the appropriate needles and threads

    3) How to turn your seam allowances

    4) Making and positioning your templates

    5) Finalising your design and layout.

    Materials:

    Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/ 

    You will need:

    • ¼ metre  Freezer Paper

    • Spray Starch

    • A very small paintbrush

    • YLI or Aurifil Invisible thread

    • 60 weight YLI or Mettler cotton thread in medium grey

    • 70/10 Microtex Sharps needles

    • 8” X 8” white fabric

    • Four 6 ½” squares of neutral background fabric

    • Four 6 ½” squares of various “Seed” fabrics…the bolder the better!

    • Sharp pencil or a fine Frixion pen

    • Scissors

    • Iron & ironing mat

    • Sewing Machine

    About the tutor

    Dawn has been a quiltmaker since the 1970’s but in the 1980’s she was challenged by her Belgian students to teach them a way to “hand applique on the sewing machine”! Using no bonding products, any multi stitch sewing machine and easily sourced products, Dawn created Invisible Machine Applique. Once learned you will invisibly applique any shape, bias stem, curve or even mitre your borders! Dawn’s written two books on the technique and has taught it all over the world. Dawn is known for educating on the use of appropriate threads and needles for the very best results.

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dawn.camerondick
    Website: www.dawncamerondick.com

    Dawn headshot