Class Details for Montage Quilting Part Two: Fabric Application

Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 60.00
Tutor: Marilyn Belford
Start Date: 11 August 2017
Weeks Open: 13.5

Note: Each Part of this two-part class is 3 months long.

Important: You do require your design from Part One of this class to register. For more details about part one see this page: Montage Quilting Part One

Montage Quilting Part One - Fabric Application: US$ 60.00

You will learn how to combine in a single composition using pictorial elements from various sources, as parts of different photographs or fragments of printing, either to give the illusion that the elements belonged together originally or to allow each element to retain its separate identity as a means of adding interest or meaning to the composition. Pick the theme, gather resource elements and put it all together to create your unique art quilt pattern with the guidance of Marilyn's expertise.

There are two parts to this workshop, both full of detailed instruction and guidance. The first part involves designing and drawing a detailed pattern of your own theme using vector based and rastor based programs. The course goes for three months in which time you will have your pattern ready to begin the second part. Part two is all about putting your design into fabric, from enlarging the design to making templates and transferring your design into fabric and stitching. By the end of this two part course, you will have your own unique art quilt.

Supplies and Outline

muslin for the foundation

19" x 24" pad of tracing paper or size appropriate for your plans. Or a roll of the very thinnest clear vinyl (from JoAnns or WalMart)

8 1/2" x 11" sheet of transparency film (for overhead projector use)  See note below.

overhead projector, slide projector or clean window

piece of foam core board large enough for the enlarged image

graphite or other transfer paper

drafting tape

an ultra fine-line Sharpie™ marker

paper scissors (not your favorite) for cutting fusible web and paper, and a fabric scissors

tweezers (optional, but really helpful)

repositionable fusible web (double-sided).  

I use Steam-a-Seam 2 LITE..  You can purchase it by the yard from rolls at fabric shops.  It also comes packaged as sheets in a plastic bag. .  I like to buy a little at a time (1 yard) because it has the tendency to dry out (more on that later on).  However, if you have to mail order it, play safe and buy 2 yards.

sewing machine (with feed-dog down capability)

darning foot, quilting foot or embroidery foot

appliqué foot

assorted threads.  See the note below on thread types.

basic sewing supplies (pins, needles )

Note:  The transparency film can be purchased at any copy center or at an office supply or school supply store.  Most copy centers or public libraries will rent an overhead projector to you.  If you have a slide, you can use a slide projector.


You can download PosteRazor which will enlarge your image to any size you want. The PosteRazor cuts a raster image into pieces which can afterwards be printed out and assembled into a large poster. And, it is a free download. Detailed instructions can be found in Lesson 3.