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Button, Button


1/2 DAY WORKSHOP: Plant a nosegay of button flowers on a sample quilt block you can turn into a mini-quilt, pillow front or album cover. As you go, you'll cultivate at least a dozen wild & crazy ways to sew on a button, adding a special decorative accent to a quilted accessory or any wearable.

No sewing machines needed for this workshop.

I'll share:

  • bunches of buttons

  • the pattern for the hand-held nosegay (inspired by Picasso)

  • other innovative designs and ways to showcase buttons

  • how-to's for making your own buttons from polymer clay or shrink-art plastic

Class Supply List:

Assorted buttons for flower centers, shank type and sew-thru (with 2 or 4 holes), in various sizes and shapes, too

Fabric: 8" x 11 1/2" (fat eighth) of muslin or quiet substitute solid, for background

9" x 11" piece of white fusible interfacing

9" x 11" piece of thin batting

10" x 12" piece of fabric, for backing

6-strand embroidery floss in 3 shades of green, plus assorted colors for flower centers

Tapestry needle

Fabric pencil