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This is a fun class that produces stunning results even if you’ve never worked with acrylic paints. Combine painting with acrylics and easy quilting with Katie Pasquini Masopust. With her expert guidance, choose a color scheme and make three different paintings by layering paints and fabrics. Then, use Katie’s method to cut the canvases apart and sew them together to create a complex composition. Her technique lends itself well to geometric designs, still lifes, and landscapes. Next, layer your project with batting and backing, and quilt it as you prefer. Katie demonstrates how the final piece may be stretched onto a frame and hung. If you prefer to use the stitched canvas in other ways, she also gives instructions on how to cover books or calendars for personalized gift giving and even how to make her six-minute zippered bag! For your convenience, this class can be purchased for online viewing or purchased on DVD.

Course Curriculum

Paint & Stitch: Vibrant Acrylic Quilts by Katie Pasquini Masopust - 1 hr 51 min
Lesson 1. Class Introduction 0 Hours 10 Minutes00:10
Lesson 2. Painting the Ground 0 Hours 11 Minutes00:11
Lesson 3. Making Marks 0 Hours 11 Minutes00:11
Lesson 4. Adding Fabric and More Marks 0 Hours 16 Minutes00:16
Lesson 5. Getting Started with Geometric Construction 0 Hours 24 Minutes00:24
Lesson 6. Construction Options 0 Hours 15 Minutes00:15
Lesson 7. Quilting & Other Finishing Options 0 Hours 23 Minutes00:23

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Fabric

  • Instructor prefers graphic checks and grids
  • Any fabric you like will work
  • Batting

Thread

  • Black or desired color

Sewing Feet

  • Free motion
  • Zigzag

Paint Supplies

  • (1) 32 oz. GAC-100
  • (1) 4 oz. Acrylic flow release
  • (1) 4 oz. Matte medium
  • (1) 8 oz. Coarse pumice gel
  • (1) 4 oz. Black acrylic paint
  • (6) 4 oz. Colors of acrylic paint in your chosen color scheme
  • (1) 4 oz. Titanium White acrylic paint

Canvas

  • (2) Yd. 7 oz. untreated cut into approximately 18" x 28" pieces

Brushes

  • Large round brush
  • 1" Round brush
  • 1 1/2" Flat brush
  • Round and flat assortment (bigger is better)
  • (1) 3" House painting brush

Cutting Tools

  • X-Acto® knife

Quilting Supplies

Other Supplies

  • 2" Roll of beige masking tape
  • 12" Precut picture mat
  • Covered plastic container for GAC-100 mixture
  • Empty squeeze bottle for flow release mixture
  • (3) Foam core boards 20" x 30"
  • Objects for stamping: rubber stamps, cups, etc.

Finishing Supplies

  • 1" x 2" Wood length
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Staple gun with staples

Optional

  • Circular saw
  • Clothesline or skirt hangers for drying canvases

Book Cover

  • Yes!™ Paste
  • Binder clips

Zippered Bag

  • Plastic zipper
  1. What can I do with my stitched painting?
    The possibilities are truly endless, but to get you started, Katie demonstrates how to build a frame and stretch it so the completed piece is suitable for hanging. She guides you through how to cover a book and provides ideas for journals and calendars that make one-of-a-kind artistic gifts. Finally, she wows you with how to make a zippered bag in six minutes which also makes a great gift, but you’ll find yourself wanting to make more of these zippered cuties to keep for yourself!
  2. Where does the stitched part come in?
    As Katie shows how to use the three paintings to construct a quilt, pieces are stitched together with no worries about seam allowances. The sewing is straightforward and uncomplicated. Quilting works to enhance the design even further because Katie shows how to create the three layers with reduced bulk, making the quilting easy and fun.
  3. What types of paintings will I be making?
    In the class, Katie uses acrylics and shows how to transform the paintings into geometric constructions, landscapes, and still lifes. Her methods are easy to understand and you will learn about color and design along the way.
  4. I’ve never painted, so will I be able to make a real painting without becoming frustrated?
    This is what Katie says: “If you’re nervous about painting, stop that right now because it’s just fun! I’ll show you and then you can do it.” And sure enough, using her methods and encouragement, you can do it!
  5. Is this a class about painting or quilting?
    It is both! First, Katie shows how to make three paintings on canvas. Then, she demonstrates her method for cutting, designing, and quilting so you produce a unique quilt using all three of your paintings.
  6. 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 Katie will get back with you via email. Please do not contact iquilt instructors by telephone.
  7. 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!

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  1. Randi Swindler

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    I love, love, love this class! A friend and I each purchased the class and worked on this together. It was so much fun. Between the 2 of us, we've made 5 pieces so far. I've admired abstract work, but didn't know where to start, so I didn't. Katie's technique is brilliant! She makes it easy and fun by breaking it down into manageable steps. Thank you Katie for sharing this with us!
  2. Beverly King

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    What a fun inspiring class from one of the best teachers I have known. Took a class in person from Katie many years ago at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Loved that class and have really enjoyed watching this one. I look forward to watching it again and following along with the lessons. Thanks Katie - WONDERFUL!!! Also I have most of your books.
  3. Phyllis Ditto

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    Katie may be the best teacher I have seen yet. Her style is incredible and her easy going personality makes you feel so comfortable, inspired and capable. Thanks so much for a wonderful class. I'm thinking of trying this technique with cotton fabric. Wish me luck.
  4. Judith

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    Really good class with step by step instructions that break down the process into manageable parts. Teacher really knows her stuff and has inspired me to give this a try. Totally unfamiliar painting supply terms ( I am, after all, a quilter) and techniques were well explained. I can see many possibilities for this technique. Well taught.
  5. Sharon Lily Selvey-willar

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    As an art quilter I am always looking to expand my range of materials. This is a fabulous way to do this, and I can't wait to get started. My head is bursting with the possibilities. Thank you Katie for sharing your technique and adding yet another option to express myself. Highly recommended.
  6. Judith Ritner

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    Awesome! Can't wait to try it. Katie is so good at explaining every detail.

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