Garden Trellis

A project & technique workshop- 2 days. Suitable for all skill levels.

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Have you ever wanted a garden that didn’t need watering, fertilizing, pruning or mulching? Well this is the one for you. Stitch your garden trellis & then make tiles to hang on the trellis in numerous configurations. Change your display easily depending on your mood or season. Techniques covered include- Broderie Perse, dimensional leaves, appliqué, painted fusible, couching, soluble thread work, texturisation with free motion quilting & embellishing.

Trellis pieces are 6” wide & either 24” or 18” long. Tiles are 4” x 7” & 4” x 10”.

Also see: Garden Trellis AQC 2010 Student Gallery

Wash away, No.16 machine needle & 1 small paint pot supplied.
Materials fee per person applies.

Download World Quilt Entry Form Garden Trellis Requirements List (147 KB pdf)
Photographs are examples of various combinations.

Garden Trellis

  • 1 m green motley 100% cotton fabric for front & back
  • 55cm x 65cm piece of thin wadding
  • 1.7m black narrow [2cm wide] Velcro [hook & loop] to stitch on
  • Rotary cutter, ruler & mat
  • Sewing machine & open toe walking foot & regular machine needles
  • Green thread for top stitching & sewing
  • Pins & scissors
  • Large glue stick

Garden Tiles

Select a theme & background colours for the garden tiles eg ‘Tropical’- bright colours, ‘Autumn’- rust/golden colours, ‘Cottage garden’- pastel colours. Include 1 motif e.g. leaves, butterflies, roses, bugs, sunflowers.

    • 3 pieces of background fabric 56cm x 36cm [22” x 14”]
    • 3 pieces of thin wadding to fit the background fabric
    • 3 pieces iron on interfacing to fit the background fabric
    • 25cm [10”] square piece of fabric with motifs for Broderie Perse
    • 1m fusible web
    • 25cm [10”] square piece of fabric for leaves
    • 15cm [6”] square of thin wadding for leaves
    • 3 pieces tile backing fabric 56cm x 36cm [22” x 14”]
    • Sewing machine with free motion foot & open toe walking foot
    • Cotton & rayon variegated machine embroidery threads, metallic thread if desired
    • Quilting gloves if you use them
    • 6” plastic embroidery hoop
    • Gladbake
    • Fluffy knitting yarn for couching
    • Plastic tray or plate for a paint palette & 1” wide foam brush
    • Small yoghurt pot or similar for water
    • Optional- disposable gloves, wet wipes for cleaning hands
    • Newspaper
    • Iron & ironing board
    • Name tag, notebook & coffee mug