The Pleated Pillow workshop is offered on Sunday February 22 from 9am – 5pm. I’ll show you how to make pleats, tucks, and origami style folds to create a pillow top with texture and dimension. Pre-cut strips are used to spend less time cutting and more time playing with pleats. Learn tricks to turn and press your work for a crisp clean result.
I’m sure you’ve seen this pleated pillow before here on my blog, I taught this workshop at the Mid Atlantic Mod Retreat this past April and it was super fun! You can really get a lot of different effects depending on your fabric choices. You’ll get a copy of my Pleated Pillow Trio Pattern and we should have time in class to play around with the other two pillow styles as well, so if you have any *extra fabric* (ahem) bring that along!
The Sweet Life Pillow workshop is offered on Saturday February 21 from 9am – 5pm. In this class we’ll layer, stitch, and cut to create a rich and textural pillow front. Learn a special reverse appliqué technique using felt, fabric, and water soluble stabilizer. Apply your motif to a pieced and quilted pillow top.
I’m so excited to show off my Sweet Life Pillow and to teach the technique! You are getting a super sneak peek of one of my favorite projects from my upcoming book, Present Perfect, 25 Gifts to Sew and Bestow. It even made the cover! By the way, my book is already up on Amazon available for pre-order. Plus it’s got the “Look Inside” feature if you’d like to see more! I’ll share more about the book as it gets closer to publication in the fall. 🙂
In the meantime, I hope you’ll join me at QuiltCon! There area a lot of really great classes and lectures to participate it. You can find the full QuiltCon schedule to download here.
These are the important QuiltCon registration dates, mark your calendars:
June 24, 2014: Registration open for all MQG members 11am EST/8am PDT
July 1, 2014: Registration open to non members
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