Beyond Quilting Cotton Workshop at SewDown: Philadelphia

Beyond Quilting Cotton with Alexia Abegg

Some of the most inspiring modern quilts of decades past have used every fabric available at the time. Take that inspiration and learn how to work with the plethora of fabrics available to the modern stitcher today. Expand your knowledge of how to handle a variety of fabrics such as voile, lawn, velveteen, silk, denim, chambray, and more. Students will create sample quilt blocks using a variety of fabrics learning special tips and techniques for each fabric along the way.
Material List: 
  • Basic Sewing Kit
  • Polyester All Purpose Sewing Thread
  • 100 % Cotton Fine Sewing Machine Thread such as Mettler Fine Emboidery (Green Color Code), Auriful 50wt Cotton, or Guterman -100% cotton all purpose sewing thread.
  • Teflon Foot
  • Walking Foot
  • 1/4" Foot without edge guide
  • Optional Feet-
  • Parallel Sewing Foot (Clear Plastic Foot with red guidelines extending to either side of center needle position)
  • 1-Microtex Sharp 70/10
  • 1-Microtex Sharp 80/12
  • 1-Microtex Sharp 90/14
  • 1-Jeans 100/16 + 90/14
  • 1-All Purpose 80/12
  • Small Terrycloth Hand Towel or Wash Cloth
  • 1/8yd Bi-Stretch Lite Fusible Interfacing by Pellon
  • 1/8yd Stacey Shape Flex Fusible Interfacing by Pellon

Material Fee: Kit provided, $25 payable to the instructor

About Alexia Abegg

Author of Liberty Love and one third of Green Bee Design & Patterns team, Alexia Marcelle Abegg has been fascinated with the art of sewing ever since her mother lent her a sewing machine in high school. Inspired by her parent's creativity and dedication to art throughout her life, Alexia studied fine arts and fashion in college. She has a love for watercolors, and is rarely without a sketchbook.
After trying her hand at photography, production, acting, costuming, hair and makeup for film and television, fashion design, and custom sewing, she found her home in creating quilts and sewing patterns while living in Brooklyn, New York.
Alexia and her husband, artist and fabric designer, Rob Bancroft, now reside in Nashville with their two dogs. She currently divides her time among creating patterns for their company, Green Bee Design and Patterns; teaching; making art; and writing.