THE STAIN GLASS TECHNIQUE CLASS BY GAIL SMALL
I taught myself the Stain Glass Technique after seeing this beautiful Iris flower wall hanging that is shown in the picture below. I was at a NJ quilt show, when I saw this wall hanging and knew that I had to learn how to sew/quilt it. I met a very nice woman who was selling the pattern. I asked her if I could take a class from her, but she replied that she lives in Maryland. But, if I really wanted to learn the technique she would help me over the phone. I bought everything I needed and with her help I finished it in four months. I will never forget how kind and helpful she was to me every time I called. I sent her a picture with a thank you gift and she told me that I did a great job. I finished it in 2002 and I proudly hang it on my living room wall. This is a picture of “My Beautiful Iris” wall hanging.
What is the Stain Glass Technique?
The simplest way for me to explain this is to type a summary of the steps involved:
Trace your pattern to your background fabric and also to fusible web. Cut fusible web for each piece of the Iris flower, leaves, etc. Iron fusible web to back of each piece. Place the fusible pieces in place following the tracing that has already been done to the background fabric (like a puzzle). Do this to the entire pattern and iron pieces down.
Carefully sew the black bias tape to the edge of the pattern (see the picture below). Layer batting and backing fabric and quilt by following along the edges of the pattern. Sew on your binding.
My class is at least 5 hours long. You will not sew the Iris wall hanging because it is for an advanced quilter. Instead, you will sew either of these lovely small wall hangings you see below.
A supply list will be provided after the booking is confirmed.
Cost is $350.00 plus a mileage fee of .80 per mile, covering round trip miles. I prefer a maximum of 10 students so everyone gets the personal attention they deserve.