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  1. 'Fresh Cut' book by Sue Spargo

  2. 'Creative Stitching' Second Edition book by Sue Spargo

  1. 1 fat quarter of background felted wool fabric.

  2. Assorted colors of felted wool. A couple of greens for leaves, a vase color and several colors for your flowers.

  3. Assorted cotton fabric scraps:  black fabrics for background and a variety of colored fabrics for leaves, flowers and vase.

  4. Assorted fabric embellishments and trims. Narrow ribbon and ric-rac make great flower stems.

  5. A selection of Perle Cotton embroidery threads. Begin with with four or five colors to coordinate with your wool and cotton fabrics. You can add more as you continue embellishing your block.

  6. Assorted colors of cotton thread to stitch down your appliqué pieces.  2 strands of standard 6 strand embroidery floss works well. So does sewing thread.

  7. ½ yard 8 gauge 54” clear vinyl

  8. Quilters Freezer Paper Sheets

  9. ½ yard fusible web

  10. Pen and pencil

  11. Black Fine Point Sharpie marker

  12. Fabric glue stick

  13. Frixion Pen

  14. Chalk Marker

  15. Scissors to cut out wool and cotton appliqué.

  16. Appliqué pins

  17. Hand sewing needles to stitch down your appliqué elements. A size 11 Sharp or Straw needle works well.

  18. Embroidery needles: 

    1. oSize 5 and 7 crewel/embroidery needles

    2. oSize 24 chenille needles

    3. o Size 1 Milliners needles or Straw Needles

Fresh Cut
Instructor:  Pam Elhers
Tuesdays: April 30, May 7, 14, and 21, 2019  6-9pm

Class Description:

Celebrate Spring by stitching up a whimsical floral block from the popular Sue Spargo book Fresh Cuts. Select the block of your choice from Fresh Cuts and learn to customize it with wools, fabrics, embellishments and hand embroidery stitches. This four session class teaches you all the handwork skills needed to create your own embellished block. We will begin with tracing and cutting out the pattern pieces and learn how to achieve an accurate layout on the background fabric. Next we will assemble the blocks and stitch down the elements using a variety of appliqué methods.  Then we will learn some of the beautiful embroidery stitches you will need to embellish your block.

Your instructor for this class is Pam Ehlers who has made nearly all of the blocks in the Fresh Cuts Book.  A few of the blocks are in the store. She will teach you everything that she has learned from working on these blocks and will help you to create your own one of a kind masterpiece.

Twin Cities Quilting, 1085 Dionne Street Roseville, MN 55113

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Class Supplies:

Before class you should select the block that you want to make in class. You can follow the fabric and thread recommendations in Fresh Cut or select the fabrics and threads that you want to work with. The Creative Stitching book had a very informative section in the front titled Needles and Threads. Read this to familiarize yourself with the types of needles and threads that are typically used with embellishing projects like the ones in 'Fresh Cut'.