make*do*mend: Special Edition Boro-Inspired Cloth Class with Blair Stocker - Saturday, June 22nd, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Create a beautiful quilt top inspired by the patched, hand-stitched, and make-do philosophy of traditional Japanese Boro Cloth. A fan favorite from Blair's book, Wise Craft Quilts, she will show you how to approach color and design, as well as how to add hand-stitched details and patches to the surface further enhance your beautiful quilt top. You will be amazed at how quickly your quilt top comes together!
Experience Level: Confident Beginner to all levels
Embroidery thread in a variety of colors and a hand sewing needle. Suitable threads for this project are perle cotton, embroidery floss, or cotton sashiko thread.
Marking tool of your choice. This is something we can help you with on the day of class.
3 1/2 to 4 yards of fabric total, in a variety of colors and prints.
Suitable fabrics are quilting weight cotton, chambray, lightweight denim, home dec fabrics, etc. Please note- knits, t-shirts, or other stretchy fabrics are not suitable for this project.
A quick note on colors:
The Foundational Color Range is the color you will see most in your Boro. Choose any color you love, it will set the tone for your quilt top. You should bring a variety of solids, prints, and tones in your chosen color (5-6 is a good general rule), this will equal roughly 2 yards total.
Supporting Color Range will support the foundational color, but will also serve as a contrast. The contrast is important to help define the different areas of the quilt top, as it will help the eye see the forms and shapes. Bring several possible fabrics that might work,1 yard total.
Finally, the Pop Color Range helps break up the quilt top and offers an unexpected contrast. Bring a few pieces of pop colors/fabrics to consider, you may use all or only one of them, so better to have a variety.
Beyond class, you will also need low loft cotton quilt batting and backing fabric, each approx 4” larger than your quilt top (to allow for any shifting). You will also need about ½ yard of fabric to create the binding. There will be resources passed along after class for you to check out to help you with this process when you are ready for it.
*all materials available for purchase at Drygoods Design, including a 20% discount with proof of class registration (excludes sale items). We love seeing our fabrics in what you make with us too!
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