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Heirloom Sewing: More Classic Techniques

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Item # 15241219
Instructor : Susan Stewart
$49.99 $39.99
Skill Level 3 : Proven experience
Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If you’d love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start. Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If you’d love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start. More
Elevate your craft with advanced heirloom sewing techniques for pieces they'll cherish forever.

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Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If you’d love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start. Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If you’d love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start.
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   Susan Stewart

Susan Stewart was a primary designer for Martha Pullen Company for fifteen years, and instructed many of the company’s bi-annual school events through 2012. She has had dozens of feature articles in Sew Beautiful Magazine, including a tips and tricks column, “Sue Says.” In 2004, Susan became interested in incorporating machine embroidery into her quilts, which have been featured in multiple publications and won various awards, notably at Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter’s Society show. Four of her pieces are permanently featured at the National Quilt Museum.

Materials: What you Need

1 . Acrylic gridded quilter's ruler with lines for 45-degree angle (to cut bias strips)
2 . Fabric shears (both a sharp pair and a pair with rounded ends for trimming)
3 . Rotary cutter and mat
4 . Bias tape maker
5 . Lightweight cotton thread, such as Mettler 60, Madeira Cotona 80 or YLI Soft Touch
6 . Pintuck foot
7 . Sewing machine needles, size 70  (Optional: size 100 or 110)
8 . Spray starch
9 . Water-soluble fabric marker
10 . Water-soluble fabric glue or glue stick
11 . Water-soluble stabilizer
12 . Optional: Piping Hot Grooving Piping Tool - cutting ruler with groove for piping
13 . Fabrics and trims for samples, including  rickrack, lace insertion, handkerchief linen or quilting cotton, batiste or linen, silk organza or cotton organdy, entredeux, fine cording

Lesson Plan: What you Learn

Lesson 1 : Bridging Rickrack to Entredeux & Lace
00:26:17

Meet Susan Stewart and start by learning how to prepare narrow rickrack with water-soluble stabilizer. Then, join your rickrack to lace with precision zigzag stitching, or join it to entredeux for curved edges.

Lesson 2 : Bias Appliqué
00:24:31

Cut bias strips from fabric and get comfortable using a bias tape tool. Susan shows you how to interweave the strips in an over-under pattern to create an appliqué. And you'll explore Susan's favorite combination of linen bias strips on a batiste base layer.

Lesson 3 : Transparent Reverse Appliqué
00:23:21

Discover the transparent reverse appliqué technique of creating a shaped fabric "window" with an intriguing faced edge. Then, stitch a sheer fabric layer into the window. Plus, find out how to adapt this technique for a sheer edge treatment that's perfect for skirt hems.

Lesson 4 : Straight & Curved Puffing
00:27:20

Susan shows you how to gather strips, or puffing, and join them to entredeux and lace. You'll also learn how to create perpendicular gathers, even in curved shapes.

Lesson 5 : Tiny Piping
00:18:04

Create tiny piping that's custom-covered with your fabric, and insert it into seams without showing your stitching. Then, discover how easy it is to add double piping in two colors!

Lesson 6 : Seam Finishes & Bias Bindings
00:23:20

Make your garments beautiful inside and out with exquisite seam finishes. And find out how Susan creates rolled and French seams, and create clean, elegant edges with bias binding.



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