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Heirloom Sewing: More Classic Techniques

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Elevate your craft with advanced heirloom sewing techniques to make pieces they'll cherish forever.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Stewart
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Give your heirloom projects a French, hand-sewn look, all with the ease of your machine. Susan Stewart returns to follow up her popular class on heirloom essentials with even more techniques for appliqué, custom fabric-covered piping, French seams and more. If you’d love to create pieces that will be handed down for generations, this class is the perfect place to start.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Bridging Rickrack to Entredeux & Lace
Meet Susan Stewart and start by learning how to prepare narrow rickrack with water-soluble stabilizer. Then, join your rickrack to lace with precision zigzag stitching, or join it to entredeux for curved edges.
2. Bias Appliqué
3. Transparent Reverse Appliqué
4. Straight & Curved Puffing
5. Tiny Piping
6. Seam Finishes & Bias Bindings

Taught by

Susan  Stewart
Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart was a primary designer for Martha Pullen Company for fifteen years, and instructed many of the company’s bi-annual school events through 2012. She has had dozens of feature articles in Sew Beautiful Magazine, including a tips and tricks column, “Sue Says.” In 2004, Susan became interested in incorporating machine embroidery into her quilts, which have been featured in multiple publications and won various awards, notably at Houston International Quilt Festival and the American Quilter’s Society show. Four of her pieces are permanently featured at the National Quilt Museum.

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