1. Is this too involved for a beginner?
No. If you can sew a straight stitch, Alice will show you the rest. If you like a mix of handwork and machine stitching, this is a great class for you! Alice is meticulous in showing every detail so you can understand and the video format allows you to see everything close up. When Alice demonstrates a technique, you can clearly see what she is doing and she works at a great pace for those learning new information.
2. Will I learn all the fancy stitches I associate with traditional crazy quilts?
You sure will. You’ll also learn silk ribbon embroidery, how to attach lovely vintage hankies, and beading. When you complete this class, you will be able to use those valuable skills in many other quilts and projects!
3. What types of appliqué will I learn?
Alice teaches a variety of appliqué methods. She begins with needle-turn appliqué in Lesson 2. In Lesson 3, she demonstrates the cut-away method which is good to use with fabrics that tend to fray. She continues with the back basting method which is useful because it does not require the use of templates. Then, she shows how to do reverse appliqué which adds such nice dimension to your work.
4. What if I have questions?
We recommend that you watch the class in its entirety and become familiar with the downloadable materials. At that point, if something is unclear, go to the tab that allows you to ask a question and Alice will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
5. When can I start the class?
We know you are excited to get started. After you have purchased the class, you can enjoy it anywhere and anytime you have the Internet. The class belongs to you, so watch it as many times as you like!