Amazing Quilts by Grace

Quilts and Workshops by Grace Errea

Heat-Set Machine Applique Technique – (3-4 Days) – Supplies

This class will require a kit provided by the teacher containing a pattern to learn the technique and the “Heat-Set” product used in the technique.  You will also be provided with a fabric Gray Scale to help you in the Value identification.  Kit price: $25.00 ($30 value if purchased separately).


You will be able to choose a pattern from the ones suggested.  Use the colors I used, or choose your own colors.  Ensure you bring lots of fabric scraps in many values.  From lightest light to darkest darks.  Fabric scraps can be any sizes from small, palm size pieces to quarter yards.

If you choose to do the Bird in Paradise pattern, please bring 1/4 yards as there are some long sized pieces in this pattern.

In some patterns the background is created in the same manner as the focal point.  For example, the Summer in the Canyon.  Other patterns need a whole cloth background. Verify the quilt size as documented on the web, but most quilts do not exceed 24″ x 36″.  For the latter, choose fabrics that do not have a distinctive pattern and are light in value for dark focal points, or dark in value for light focal points.  For Landscapes, be aware of directional fabrics for sky, water or the background.

You will also need to bring batting slightly larger than the finished quilt size, as well as backing material, also slightly larger.

Other Supplies:

  • Board – 20″x30″ Insulation Board (usually 1 1/4″ thick).  You can get it at Home Depot, Lowe’s or any building supply store.  If you can handle a 30″x40″ that is even better but the smaller will work too.
  • A piece of “Insul-Bright” needled Insulated Lining, the size of your board, for board protection (optional).
  • Brush – soft, ¼” wide
  • Craft knife such as Xacto (optional)
  • Freezer paper roll – 18” wide
  • Iron
  • Jar or small bottle, about 1-2 oz, plastic or glass.  Also plastic container or bottle, small about 1/2 or 1 ounce. (both will be used to dilute the product with water).
  • Paper, lots of scrap paper. Can be newspaper, paper bags or any scrap paper you have.  Or paper towels.
  • Pens – “Sharpie” permanent markers Fine point, one black, and ballpoint (not Extra Fine)
  • Pencils – “ Drawing pencils-  red
  • Pins- ”Extra Thin” Silk Pins 1”
  • Pressing Cloth – Teflon type for applique, any size but the larger the better, or NON-STICK Reynolds Aluminum Foil (most supermarket carry it)
  • Scissors – fabric, paper
  • Tape  – painter’s multiuse or masking
  • Tweezers – long handled
  • Vinyl- clear such as a painter’s drop cloth or clear vinyl table covering  2 Mil. Approximately 30″ x 40″.  Best is the 2 mil. Painter’s drop cloth as it is thin enough to see through and work with.  Can be bought at any hardware or building supply store.
  • Sewing machine with foot pedal and electric cord
  • Sewing machine feet –  embroidery, ¼” foot, and free motion (darning)
  • Threads for quilting in colors to match the fabrics you will be using
  • Sewing machine needles.  I use 70/10 and 80/12
  • Pins-  Flower pins, along with the silk pins used in the previous process
  • Safety quilter’s pins

Note for 2-Day or more class :  If you have your heart set on a pattern on Grace’s website that is not on this list, email Grace ( so that she can bring it to class.  Please realize  that you may not finish it in class.  However, you will have enough information and practice to finish it later. That is a promise!

Look for the pictures and sizes of quilt patterns to choose from on the pattern page.


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