Heather Thomas

Making Quilted Fabric Bowls

Heather Thomas
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Heather introduces all of the products needed to create these bowls and shares several examples of partially completed and completed bowls. She will review stabilizers and iron-on adhesives and talk about choosing shape, fabrics and embellishments.
The shape you choose for your bowl will inform how you construct the base. Heather shows how to layer up and quilt the base, how to measure and cut the wedges for the sides, and finally, how sew up those wedges and form the bowl.
Learn the various approaches to adding the decorative fabric layers to your bowl.
You'll use free-motion quilting for a decorative element. Heather demonstrates how to manipulate your bowl to fit under the foot of your machine, and how to stitch it with simple or complex shapes. This is great practice for your free-motion quilting!
This final session is all about ways to finish the edges of the bowl to dress it up. Heather will demonstrate topstitching and zigzag techniques and discuss how to bead the edges or add couched fibers. She will finish class with laundering and use instructions.
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6 Lessons
1  hrs 42  mins

This class features a fun and easy way to make quilted bowls in a variety of shapes and sizes using all your favorite fabrics and easy machine quilting. You’ll want to make tons for yourself and even more to give away as gifts. This is a fun project for any skill level!

Using heavy stabilizer, some batting and fabric scraps, you can create your own one-of-a-kind round, square or oval vessel.

Instructor Heather Thomas will review how to layer the base of the bowl and the process of measuring and cutting the wedges that will be used to form the bowl. Once that is complete, she will go over a variety of ways to add decorative fabric layers.

You can quilt the fabric bowl with simple or complex designs. Heather will show how to manipulate the bowl under the foot of your machine for the best quilting results.

Finally she will demonstrate how to embellish your bowl with decorative edges, from couched fibers to hand beading.

Heather Thomas

Heather is a mixed media fiber artist with a passion for color and a dedication to teaching. After a decade of making original yet traditional work, she began venturing out toward art quilting, embellishments, and mixed media work. With more than 12 years of studying and teaching color and design under her belt, she wrote her second book, A Fiber Artists’ Guide to Color & Design, which came on the heels of her very popular first book, Fabric Embellishing: The Basics & Beyond. In 2011 Heather was a guest writer for Quilting Arts magazine with a multi-part feature on Free Style Machine Quilting. She also participates in group and individual instructional DVDs produced by the Creative Crafts Group. You can visit Heather’s blog at heatherthomasblog.blogspot.com.

Heather Thomas

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