"Gena the Giraffe"

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"Gena the Giraffe" Supply list (finished size 18" x 22")

supply list 

 

fabric: 

sky                3- fabrics  ft eighth of each blue  light, medium, dark 

flowers        3- fabrics  ft eighth each purple light, medium, dark                        1- fabric    9” x 9”  golden yellow  

grass             3- fabrics   9” x 9”  green- light, medium, dark 

giraffe           3 - fabrics  ft quarters each brown- light, medium, dark                         9” x 9”  black 

backing        22” x  29”  black (dark is best for backing fabric) 

binding         9” x  44”  (cut three 2-1/2”  x 44” strips) 

batting         22” x  29” quilters dream cotton fusible batting    


Misc:                


pellon wonder under 805 fusible  misc: 2-3  yards 

threads– cotton, poly or rayon, metallic (optional) 

machine needles– 80/12, titanium works great with fused projects 

fabric & paper scissors, freezer paper, ziploc bags, iron & ironing surface blue painters tape, 2 white beads for eyes, angelina fiber (optional) sewing machine, free motion quilting foot, 1/4” foot 



prep work: 


• fuse– giraffe, sky, grass, flower &  9” x 11” piece of  black fabrics, set aside 

• fuse backing fabric to fusible batting,  let cool 

• lay design on table & tape with blue tape • lay freezer paper on top of design, paper side up, tape & draw  giraffe, flowers, grass 

• label all parts with letters, #’s, name, seam allowance dashes all on freezer paper  

• cut freezer paper template’s apart & place them in ziploc bags, label by name / # 


giraffe: 


• choose which light-medium-dark brown fabric for each part of giraffe 

• pull *release paper off back of fused fabric before cutting-this gives a cleaner cut on fabric 

• pin freezer paper template to fabric side of fused fabric  

• cut around pinned template, add seam allowance when cutting, keep template attached 

• lay release paper over main giraffe design to create with accuracy  

• assemble giraffe by matching template/fabric together for fusing, when design matches up tap to fuse for temporary hold   

• compare size to main design, when happy completely fuse sections together  • add fabric eyes, nose & ear parts after giraffe body is assembled, fuse all together 

• set giraffe aside, she will be added after all parts are assembled  

 

*release paper is the paper pulled from the back of fused fabric, parchment paper can be used in its place 

go to www.fiberartchix.com to view tutorial on how to use angelina fibers  

background 


sky: 

• remove release paper from sky fabric & cut fused sky fabric into 2 1/2” strips  

• cut strips into 2 1/2” squares   

• lay release paper approx. 20” x 24” over whole design tape corners down 

• layout sky using main design area for sky assembly, overlap each piece 1/4” for fusing  

• fill in sky area where giraffe is placed, trim giraffe area when placement is determined 


flowers/grass:

 

• cut out and create individual flowers with same fusing technique as giraffe 

• overlap pieces together & tap fuse until happy with flower shape/size 

• add grasses by placing pieces of green fabrics under flowers where needed  

• build flowers on release paper over main design to make sure flowers line up • when happy with layout of flowers/grass fuse together 


final assembly: 


• lay giraffe on top of sky design for placement, allow seam allowance on sky/flowers for giraffe to rest in, trim out excess sky, giraffe always lays on top of entire design  

• when happy with final design layout, fuse with dry iron, let cool 

• peel design off release paper and lay on backing/batting sandwich, batting side up 

• fuse with dry iron, final fuse with steam, let cool  

• use angelina fibers or metallic threads for some bling (optional) 

• quilt using complimentary threads  

• square up design before binding 

• facing binding technique used for binding or use binding of your choice 

• add a bead to eyes to create realism, add hot fix crystals or beads to finish design 

If you have any questions about the workshop please email me at cynthia@fiberartchix.com © copyright Cynthia Wismann www.fiberartchix.com