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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!

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

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

Instructor Gallery

Student Gallery

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Judith Ritner

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

Course Reviews

  1. 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.

  2. Profile photo of Jude Jude says:

    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.

  3. 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.

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

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