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Digitizing w/Aggie Jan. 10, 2015

“Santa in a Car” 

Masterworks or Floriani FTC/U

SANTA IN CAR STITCH-OUTWhen: Saturday – January 10, 2015 – 10 pm – 1pm 

Where: Humble Sewing Center/SewVac Outlet 

Class Project: Santa in a Car (Beginner & Advanced)

Cost: $30 pre-paid at SewVac  (in store, online via PayPal, credit card via phone)

Before Class: Get latest software update, run anti-virus, bring your computer mouse! 

Santa will be on vacation in Hawaii for this class, but he is a great subject to digitize because of the techniques that you learn. This “Santa in Car” design measures 7.5” x 8.5” high.  Santa’s suit, cap and car are appliqued, his hair is wave filled and his beard and mustache are embroidered with the “Satin Path” to provide a silky, curly look.

It utilizes the following stitch types:

  • Running Stitch
  • Satin (Steil) Stitch
  • Standard Fill
  • Wave Fill
  • Column (Satin) Path
  • Jagged Column (Satin) Path

Because of the stitch types used in this design, its clipart is excellent for learning how to digitize.  However, depending on a minimum familiarity with your software, this entire design cannot be taught or digitized within a 3-hour class period, but it can be managed by separating into the following suggested parts:

  1. Face, Beard and Mustache
  2. Hair, Facial Features, Cap and Holy Wreath
  3. Body and Car

You will learn how to:

  • Digitize for Applique
  • Choose and use stitches that give the appearance of texture – such as the look of fur
  • Apply stitches that curve with the artwork
  • Determine the correct pathway through the design – the order in which parts should be stitched

You will learn how to perform the basics for digitizing the design and get you setup for completing parts on your own away from class.  In the first class you will learn how to prepare your artwork before beginning to digitize and will be given a “pathway” plan to follow that will minimize time required to stitch-out because of fewer thread cuts and thread jumps.

Register

Masterworks Digitizing Class (Feb. 7, 2015)

  “Carousel & Scatter” 

MasscatterterWorks II will achieve same results using different tools.

When: Saturday – February 7, 2015 – 2 pm – 5pm

Where: Humble Sewing Center/SewVac Outlet

Class Project: Create an In-the-Hoop Design for Baby Bib or Blanket (Suitable for Beginner +)

Teacher: Ann Schmidt

Cost: $30 pre-paid at SewVac

In this class you will create a design suitable for a baby’s bib or blanket. We will:

  1. Use text and skew the letters for a cute look;
  2.  Add two buttonholes with a border design (What for? Come and find out);
  3. Select an outline design provided by the software, resize and add stitches.
  4. Circle and scatter the bottles – one button for each choice. ( In MW II the process is different, but achievable. This is a nice repetitive process for newbies to learn from.
  5. Discuss stabilizers to use to achieve a nice stitch out.

Click here to register for this class.

Babylock Inspiration Class

This class is for owners of the Babylock Symphony, Esante, Ellageo, or Ellegante. The Babylock Inspiration class will be on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30. This month we will discuss the Quilting features on your Babylock. I will have instructions to make a quilted placemat. You will piece the blocks, sew them together, add the batting, backing, and quilt the placemat. I understand that some of you are already experienced quilters. The goal of the class is not to teach you to quilt since that is not my expertise, but to explain the quilting features of your Babylock, how to use them, and what feet to use.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • ¼” inch piecing
  • Crazy Patch piecing
  • Channel or Cartridge Quilting
  • Grid or Diamond Quilting
  • Outline Quilting
  • Stitch in the Ditch
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Hand Look Quilting
  • Sashiko
  • Serpentine Quilting
  • Stippling – Machine
  • Stippling – Free Motion
  • Thread Painting
  • Applique

Supply List:

  • Cotton Quilt Fabrics scraps (enough to make 12- 6×6 blocks) (can be all muslin) This is for practice and trying various stitches.
  • Backing – same amount as for the top (can be all muslin)
  • Batting  enough for about 12 6×6 blocks)
  • Placemat Supplies
    • 24”x24” fabric
    • 12”x24” coordinating fabric
    • 12 ½” x 20 ½” batting
    • Thread
    • Needles
    • Straight Pins
    • Pencil or Chalk Marker
    • Scissors
    • 4 ½” square template
    • Ruler

Feet:

  • ¼” piecing foot or ¼” piecing foot with guide
  • “J” foot
  • Open toe foot or “N” foot
  • Walking Foot with Quilting Bar
  • Edge Joining Foot
  • Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
  • Free Motion Echo Foot
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot “C” or Free Motion Quilting foot “O”
  • Straight Stitch plate

Ellisimo Inspiration Class

The Ellisimo Inspiration Class is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 from 10:30-1 PM and from 5:30-8PM.

There will be two parts to the class. The first will be on Quilting. I will have instructions to make a quilted placemat. You will piece the blocks, sew them together, add the batting, backing, and quilt the placemat. I understand that some of you are already experienced quilters. The goal of the class is not to teach you to quilt since that is not my expertise, but to explain the quilting features of your Ellisimo, how to use the quilting techniques, and the feet that can be used for each technique.

Part I – Quilting

Topics to be discussed are:

  • ¼” inch piecing
  • Crazy Patch piecing
  • Channel or Cartridge Quilting
  • Grid or Diamond Quilting
  • Outline Quilting
  • Stitch in the Ditch
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Hand Look Quilting
  • Sashiko
  • Serpentine Quilting
  • Stippling – Machine
  • Stippling – Free Motion
  • Thread Painting
  • Applique

Supply List:

  • Cotton Quilt Fabrics scraps (enough to make 12- 6×6 blocks) (can be all muslin) This is for practice and trying various stitches.
  • Backing – same amount as for the top (can be all muslin)
  • Batting  enough for about 12 6×6 blocks)
  • Placemat Supplies
    • 24”x24” fabric
    • 12”x24” coordinating fabric
    • 12 ½” x 20 ½” batting
    • Thread
    • Needles
    • Straight Pins
    • Pencil or Chalk Marker
    • Scissors
    • 4 ½” square template
    • Ruler

Feet:

  • ¼” piecing foot or ¼” piecing foot with guide
  • “J” foot
  • Open toe foot or “N” foot
  • Walking Foot with Quilting Bar
  • Edge Joining Foot
  • Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
  • Free Motion Echo Foot
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot “C” or Free Motion Quilting foot “O”
  • Straight Stitch plate

Part II Supply List

  • Embroidery Unit
  • 8×8 Hoop
  • Stabilizer
  • Fabric
  • Embroidery thread

You will stitch a design that you created with on Screen Designer and another that matches designs perfectly.