Zoo Friends

Join Jennifer and others from around the world for this three lesson online class.

$30.00

Summary

Briefly: Learn the basics of applique in this adorable baby quilt - easy piecing and applique
Tutor: Jennifer Houlden
Finished Size: 44" x 44"
Number of Lessons: 3
Skill Level: All

Join Jennifer and others from around the world for this three lesson online class. This class will cover many basics of quilting along with color, fabric selection, precise piecing, fusible applique with machine blanket stitch and machine quilting. In the first lesson, you will pick your fabrics for the blocks and sashing as well as sewing those 4-patch star blocks together. The second lesson will cover everything you need to know about fusible applique and picking the appropriate background. Finally, in lesson three we will put it all together and go over the different quilting techniques that have been used for quilting. Be prepared to have lots of fun as Zoo Friends is sure to brighten up any child's room and provide hours of enjoyment.

Also included with this class is two free patterns - a child's bib and child's place mat. How much fun will they be to make? Join Jennifer today.

Option A - stars in 4-patch blocks only

1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
48 x 31⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
Applique Background - 3⁄4 yd (.75 m) each of light yellow & light green
13 - 24 assorted bright fabrics for animal appliques (scraps to 12" squares) 
3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting
Stabilizer for applique, either tear away or leave in
Fusible web (should be stitchable) such as steam-a-seam 2 lite
23 - 1⁄4" (4 mm) black buttons for eyes or black embroider thread for french knots

Option B - no animal appliques

1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
48 x 3 1⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
Scrappy Squares - 13 x 7 1/2" squares in assorted brights
3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting

Option C - stars in sashing and 4-patch blocks

1 yd (1 m) yellow/orange fabric for stars and binding
1 yd (1 m) black print for sashing and borders
48 x 3 1⁄2" squares assorted brights for 4-patch star blocks
Applique Background - 1 yd (1 m) solid colour
13 - 24 assorted bright fabrics for animal appliques (scraps to 12" squares)
3 yd (2.5 m) fabric for backing
1 1⁄2 yd (1.3m) wadding/batting
Stabilizer for applique, either tear away or leave in
Fusible web (should be stitchable) such as steam-a seam 2 lite
23 - 1⁄4" (4 mm) black buttons for eyes or black embroider thread for french knots

General Sewing Supplies

Sewing machine and accessories
walking foot and darning foot will be needed for quilting
quarter inch foot for piecing
open toed embroidery foot for blanket stitch
Cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler ie 8.5″ x 24″ or 6.5″ x 24″ and a small square ruler)
Scissors for paper & fabric
Pins: flat head for pinning pieces together & forked for pinning seams together
Neutral thread for piecing
Threads suitable for quilting
Seam ripper
Universal and topstitch sewing machine needles
Fabric marker/pen/pencil
Teflon applique sheet or parchment paper or baking paper
Iron and ironing board
Pencil
Safety pins for pinning quilt sandwich together
Design wall may be useful