Fabric Design & Print Exchange for Sewers and Quilters is an upcoming class you can find in the brand new Spring Catalog. Taught by Nora Renick Rinehart, you can learn the basics of designing and printing your own repeat pattern fabric!
Last year, I helped Nora out with this class and her amazing students produced these lovely, professional looking fat quarters by the end of the class. Everyone got to take home one of each person's yardage. They made some amazing work!
Using exactly the same techniques, Nora and I designed and printed these teatowels we sold at the Lillstreet Holiday Fair this past year.
It all breaks down to the same basic setup. With your fabric pinned to
the table, you can measure out your repeat and use the
t-square to place your screen in just the right spot each time. With patience, careful measurements, and the loving help of the handy dandy t-square, we were able to print these dense, satisfying patterns and get them lined up beautifully!
If you've always wanted to learn what it takes to print your own fabric for sewing and quilting, this is your chance! No previous screenprinting experience required. Further details and class registration can be found here.