Pet Picture Quilts Made Easy: Fabric Collage Techniques with Faith Cleary (Video Download)

Instantly learn how to create a delightful and realistic pet portrait using fabric, batting, and thread. In this DVD, artist Faith Cleary shares her method for creating unique quilted pet portraits.
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Learn how to create a delightful and realistic pet portrait using fabric, batting, and thread. In this video, artist Faith Cleary shares her method for creating unique quilted pet portraits.

After guiding viewers through the key ingredients—the selection of a photograph and the fabric and thread choices—Faith demonstrates the steps for creating a vellum tracing and making an appliqué “road map.”

She discusses how to study your pet photograph to determine which elements are the most prominent, and then demonstrates how to create those elements with thread and fabric.

After establishing the body of the pet, Faith shows how to add the eyes, nose, and fur, and she demonstrates how to use thread sketching to accent your pet’s features.

Certain elements are layered to create a dimensional effect.

And finally, Faith shows how to complete the piece by creating a background that tells your pet’s story.
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  • Photograph of your pet
  • Fabrics: hand-dyes, batiks, and high-quality cottons in solid colors
  • Threads (I use Coats & Clark and Gutterman all-purpose cotton threads.)
  • Stabilizer (I use Pellon® 910 Sew-in 100% polyester interfacing.)
  • Fusible product (I use HeatnBond® Lite.)
  • Silicone mat or pressing cloth
  • Canson® vellum tracing paper (50 lb.): 9” x 12” piece (or size to fit project)
  • Sharpie® fine-point markers in red, blue, and black (additional colors if necessary)
  • Curved-blade 4” scissors (I use Fiskars® Curved Detail Scissors.)
  • Scissors: general (for cutting out the HeatnBond shapes)
  • Batting: low-loft cotton
  • Machine needles (I use Organ Needles® sharp embroidery needles, size 80/12.)
  •  Pins: straight sewing or quilting pins
  • Sewing machine that has a free-motion quilting or darning foot with a large open area
  • Helix® Combo Circle Template (available in the architectural section of an office supply store)
  • White chalk pencil
  • Acrylic paint to match your pet’s eye color
  • Paintbrush: #5/0 round

SKU: EP2814

Author/Speaker/Editor: Faith Cleary

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Pet Picture Quilts Made Easy with Faith Cleary Review by Ann Halden

Perhaps a little drawn out in parts but overall an excellent movie with simple techniques

(Posted on 11/11/11)