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!
- Instructor prefers graphic checks and grids
- Any fabric you like will work
- Black or desired color
- Free motion
- (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
- (2) Yd. 7 oz. untreated cut into approximately 18" x 28" pieces
- Large round brush
- 1" Round brush
- 1 1/2" Flat brush
- Round and flat assortment (bigger is better)
- (1) 3" House painting brush
- Scissors for cutting fabric
- X-Acto® knife
- Rotary cutter
- 18" x 24" Cutting mat
- 18" Ruler
- 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.
- 1" x 2" Wood length
- Staple gun with staples
- Circular saw
- Clothesline or skirt hangers for drying canvases
- Electric Quilt® 8 quilt design software (EQ8)
- Ironing Surface
- Yes!™ Paste
- Binder clips
- Plastic zipper
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!