Art Quilt Collage
Designing with Layers of Fabric, Paint and Stitch
4 to 6 pieces of 1/2 yard solid color 100% cotton fabrics You’ll use these fabric to create a small art quilt, so choose a color palette you find inspiring. Include a variety of values (darks and lights). You’ll be adding surface design to many of these fabrics. If you work quickly or want to make extra, feel free to bring more fabric. Joann’s cotton solids come in three brands/qualities: Kona Cotton, Symphony Broadcloth and Country Classic Cotton. Any are fine. Or solids from your local quilt shop.
4 to 6 fat quarters (or equivalent scraps) Choose prints that coordinate with the solid color fabrics. Try to choose a variety of prints from large to small scale, including florals and geometrics and some that are tone-on-tone and some multi-color pieces.
3 to 5 yards fusible webbing I recommend Wonder Under by Pellon (available at Joanns) or Misty Fuse (which I’ll have available for sale for $8 at the workshop).
Micron Pigma Pen (or another fabric marker) I prefer the 08 size in black. StayzOn Ink Pad I like black, but any color is fine.
3 to 5 colors of acrylic paint Include darks and lights to coordinate with your color palette. Craft store paint is fine. I like Folk Art Brand from Michaels.
3 to 5 skeins of embroidery floss Coordinate with your color story… again, some darks and some lights.
Embroidery needle if you have one you love
Thimble if you have one you love
3 to 5 styrofoam meat trays or plastic plate for mixing paint
Small container for water
Scissors It’s nice to have a large pair of fabric scissors for cutting chunks and a small pair for hand embroidery.
Found objects for printing Consider kitchen objects, small toys, rubber mats or packaging, hardware, items from nature
Sketchbook, pen and pencil
- digital camera (You probably have one on your phone.)
- additional scraps of unique fabrics that you love, up cycled clothing, home decsamples, highly textured fabrics or sheer materials
- beads or other embellishments
- exacto knife
- Freezer paper and parchment paper.
- Felt batting and embroidery needle.
- Use of spouncers, some paint, rotary cutter, cutting mat, found objects, stencils,stamps and other printing options.
- Sticky back fun foam and cardboard for mounting stamps.Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!