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Fri, Oct 09


First Friends Church

Mark Sherman - Faux Applique. CANCELLED

Designed to be a 2 day class with Remarkable Machine Trapunto, but can be taken separately

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Mark Sherman - Faux Applique. CANCELLED
Mark Sherman - Faux Applique. CANCELLED

Time & Location

Oct 09, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

First Friends Church, 3030 Kessler Blvd E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA

About the event

Imagine this, you are standing by your prize winning quilt at a national quilt show. People are gathering around and commenting on your quilt. They are unaware that you are standing there with them. Suddenly, someone comments, “I wonder how he made all of those perfect little appliques?” What would you do? Speak up and tell the truth or stay silent and let them think that you are a master at turned edge applique.

This exact scenario repeated itself many times for me, and of course the teacher in me always spoke up and told the truth. The truth is, my method for doing faux applique would fool anyone.

In this class, you will learn to apply paints to PFD cotton white fabric in such a way that you can actually mimic using hand dyed fabric. Your painted fabric will be soft, pliable and the sky is the limit what you can do with this in the future. Maybe that photograph, that you have been saving, wondering how you could translate it into a quilt, will actually come to life.

I will also teach you my ground breaking method for applying 22K gold leaf to fabric and getting it to stay.

Once your painting is finished we will heat set the paint to the fabric. If your group has the time, I would like to follow this class with my Remarkable Machine Trapunto class which is the next step in my process. The result, well look at the picture and decide for yourself. Is it applique or is it paint?

What To Expect From This Class

You will learn my process for creating the look of real appliques, using paints. I will teach you how to apply the paint, how to apply 22K gold leaf to fabric, how I quilt this project and if you choose the two day version of this class, how you will use Remarkable Machine Trapunto and quilting to make the whole painting come to life. There is mandatory kit fee of $45.00 which will include everything you need to learn to paint. Please refer to my Remarkable Machine Trapunto page if you choose the Two Day version of this Remarkable Faux Applique class.

Remarkable Faux Applique Kit (Mandatory) $45.00

Original Remarkable Pattern

1/3 yard PFD Fabric

1/3 yard totally stable

Sharpie extra fine marker

Sharpie Fine Point marker

Cotton Rag (diaper material)

Paint Tray

Fantastix (six pack)


Note: Everything you need to do the painting is supplied in this kit.

Instructor Will Provide

Magic Sizing

Ironing surface



Paints ( Mark will also make these paints available to you for sale )


  • Members

    Sale ended
  • Non-Members

    Sale ended



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