I’ve said it a few times here on my blog. I like taking sewing classes. I have a local quilting and sewing store called Keep Me In Stitches. They have amazing instructors. Taking a class is a great way to learn new techniques and brush up on my sewing skills.
This time around, it was an applique class that caught my eye. And a very cute pillow as the class project. The pillow project was called “Little Monsters” by the amazing quilt designer Kellie Wulfsohn. She is Australian and designs incredible products – her pillow and quilt patterns are sold internationally under the name “Don’t Look Now”. It isn’t easy to find current information for her, but check out her Facebook page here.
- Fabric – you will need a variety of colors
- Fusible Web – Steam-A-Seam 2
- Batting – Pellon Fusible TP971F is a good choice
- Child’s or baby’s name print out
- Sewing materials, scissors, pins, thread
- Rotary cutter, cutting mat, creative grids quilting ruler
- Sewing machine, iron and ironing board
- Little Monsters pattern – comes with pattern for 2 pillows and a quilt
The class at Keep Me In Stitches is over. I didn’t get nearly as much completed as I thought I would.
The monsters have been cut and placed onto the pillow. Steam-A-Seam was used to set the little guys into place. Next up is to applique around everything. In hindsight I wish I had layered and appliquéd in a more systematic process – 1 layer at a time. Placing everything at once and then appliquéing down seems to be a more difficult approach.
If you want to learn to sew, or have thougth about taking a quilting or applique class – Go for it! I am so happy to have found such an incredible local resource. In just a few short hours, you will have learned a valuable skill and something new.