I had a wonderful day yesterday teaching my workshop on machine fusible applique. It's called Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Machine Applique. I designed it as a sampler project and I share the traditional methods and some fun ones.
It was held at a wonderful quilt shop in Haddonfield, NJ called The Little Shop. The owner, Debbie, carries an assortment of clear, modern fabrics as well as wool and lots of unique patterns and notions.The quilts on the wall are some class samples.
While I was driving there, I passed an exercise studio that was advertising itself as a bootcamp. I realized that this class is really a bootcamp for fusible machine applique. By the time the students are done they have been exposed to every technique and can then decide which one(s) is their favorite. There is no resting!!
This is my demo of the 3-D applique. I cut out a funky little tree out of scraps to show them how to add the leaves.
The following photos are the actual tree.
I love seeing how everyone's blocks look like based on their fabric choices.