Wednesday January 23, 2019

Deb Karasik

Wednesday January 23 9am - 12pm (1/2 day class)

Something Fishy

Something Fishy is a whimsical, relatively easy wall hanging. It started out as a simple block for one fish, but I found that if I made more of them, I could arrange them in a variety of ways.

By adding fabric to either side of the fish, and facing them in opposite directions, students can get creative with their individual projects. They can add sashing, applique, embellish with beads or buttons, play with color! An opportunity to make their own unique quilt.

Kit $14.95

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Wednesday January 23
12:30pm - 3:30pm (1/2 day class)

Binding Workshop

I am also a quilt show judge. One of my observations while judging is that many quilters can improve their projects by improving their binding skills. Like many of you, I was never offered a class focused on Quilt Bindings, and how they affect judging.
Students will learn and experience: What judges look at when they inspect a quilt's binding.
Why proper pressing of quilts and batting enhances how flat a quilt lays.
How to easily join fabric strips to create the long binding strip.
How to easily affix the binding strip using school glue and sewing.
How to create perfectly mitered corners without bulk.
How to easily 'close' the binding without using math, measuring, or special tools.

At an AQS show a few years ago, I met Sharon Schamber and we became friends. Sharon suggested that my quilts could be even nicer if I learned how to make a nice, tight binding with perfectly mitered, flat corners. Sharon taught me her binding method. I loved the way this method resulted in a precise, finished quilt. Over the years I have improved the technique to include a method for ‘closing’ the binding without needing measurements or special tools

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