Join quilt artist Sue De Vanny as she shows you her technique for creating a fabric collage with thread sketching to create photo-realistic art quilts. Follow along with Sue as she shows you how she created her Eddie the Emu mini art quilt and you’ll feel confident to give her fabric collage technique a go.
Instructions and digital pattern sheet included with online class so you can make your own version of Sue’s art quilt
Full materials list included in instructions
Follow along with Sue as she demonstrates how to sort and select your fabrics, then cutting them up and creating the fabric collage to create the look and texture of Eddie the Emu’s feathers
Once your fabric collage is complete, Sue shows you how she uses free-motion machine thread drawing to secure down the collage and add texture and dimension to the design, before finishing it off with free-motion machine quilting
Detailed step-by-step instructions take you through all the steps from cutting your fabrics through to finishing the quilt with a facing
A great class for intermediate-level quilters looking to try something new and practise their decorative machine quilting and thread drawing skills
Chapter 1: Meet Sue de Vanny (3 min)
Meet textile artist and teacher Sue de Vanny as she shares her journey into art quilting and introduces you to the project and technique she’ll be demonstrating.
Chapter 2: Prepare the background fabric (6 min)
First, you’ll learn how to convert photos into images and drawings for making pictorial quilts, then tracing your image onto fabric ready for making your fabric collage.
Chapter 3: Sorting and selecting fabrics (5 min)
Sue will show you how to select your fabrics according to colour and value, and what to look for when choosing fabrics for making fabric collages.
Chapter 4: Assemble the collage (19 min)
Sue shows you how to cut your fabrics and choosing where to put them in your collage and then glue them onto your image outline ready for sewing, as well as selecting your background fabric.
Chapter 5: Appliqué and thread sketching (13 min)
Once you have your fabric collage, Sue shows you how to use thread sketching to secure down your collage to the background and add some more colour and texture.
Chapter 6: Quilting (12 min)
Sue will show you how to prepare your piece for quilting, then you’ll learn how to finish your quilt with some free-motion machine quilting to add texture and dimension.
Chapter 7: Show and tell with Sue (5 min)
Explore a gallery of Sue’s other amazing pictorial quilts showcasing her fabric collage technique and with some stunning examples of free-motion machine quilting.