Perfect Pet Cushions: Thursday 20th October 2022

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One day workshop to create a qulted pet-themed cushion.

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  • TutorGilli Theokritoff
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Perfect Pet Cushions

Date: Thursday 20th October 2022
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Price: £45.00
Tutor: Gilli Theokritoff
Skill level: Suitable for all abilities but some sewing skills will be an advantage

Perfect Pet Cushions
The perfect pet doesn’t shed hair, get muddy paws, bark or mewl incessantly, but is always there to cuddle on the sofa…

The cushion is 12” x 16” (30 x 40cm), or, for the sausage dog, 12” x 20” (30 x 50cm) with a select choice of dogs and cats. Larger dogs or standing cats require a 16” square cushion size. Please allow more background material.

We use a wonky strips method of creating the pet fabric, with a variety of different fabrics and patterns. You can go monotone, match your pet or go psychedelic! The pet fabric is made from strips, so spare strips of an old Jelly Roll, offcuts and scraps are great to use up. The background is pre-quilted in the class, using a variety of possible straight and decorative stitches. Your pet is then appliqued, and a ribbon collar added. The cushion back is envelope folded, or you can insert a zip if you prefer.

Equipment List (Larger square cushions for larger pets in brackets)
• Basic sewing kit to include pins, scissors, fabric marker, etc.
• 50cm (75cm) cushion fabric
• Strips of fabric in chosen colours for the pet. Each strip will need to be approx. 12” (16”) minimum 1½” wide. These can be offcuts, bits from a jelly roll, scraps can be pieced together. You can be realistic or use colours to suit your décor – the pets look great in Kaffe Fassett florals! Bring more rather than less
• Cotton or polyester wadding to fit the cushion front
• Thread to co-ordinate for background quilting and a blending colour for the zigzag applique stitching
• Fabric for the eye – or a button if you prefer
• 50cm Bondaweb
• Rotary cutter with a sharp blade, ruler and mat – there are limited supplies of mats to use in the classroom, bringing your own may save you waiting
• Staple gun if you have one, plus any length of staples

Optional for Husqvarna Viking owners:
• Husqvarna bobbin
• A clear appliqué foot

Please note:
Gilli has only a limited number of pet silhouettes so if you require a particular breed you may need to research for yourself. Look on Google for copyright-free dog silhouettes. Gilli has the following silhouettes available:
• Terrier
• Cockerpoo
• Labradoodle
• Beagle
• Labrador
• Greyhound
• Dachshund
• Generic puppies
• Standard shorthair cat sitting
• Standard shorthair cat standing

About the tutor
Gilli is an experienced quilter and teacher and has won awards for her contemporary quilts. She is keen to encourage new quilters with her lively and engaging classes. Gilli teaches around the country and occasionally exhibits her work.
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GTIN SC154346
Tutor Gilli Theokritoff
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