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Monarch Butterflies At Play

Learn to make VERY dimensional butterflies, leaves, and flowers. The wings of the butterflies are separate and flap in the summertime breeze. The white accent markings are done with fabric paint.

Size: 28" x 24"
Time to Complete: 5 - 6 hours

Needs List - Tools

  • Required pattern ($5.00/each)*
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • White marking pencil*
  • Blue water soluble pen*
  • Cutting board / rotary cutter / ruler
  • Glue baste-it or glue stick (optional)*
  • Appliqué / straw needles*
  • Appli-bond needles*
  • Embroidery floss: green and black
  • Thread to match branch
  • Glass seed beads: black*
  • Fine black pins for antennae: 4 *
  • Permanent glue for antennae
  • White fabric paint brush
  • Small artist paint brush
  • Saral Paper (optional) *

* These products will be available for purchase in class.

Needs List - Fabrics

  • Background and Flying geese: 1 yd (green)
  • Foundation, body, Flying geese, accent border and binding: 1 yd (black)
  • Leaves: 1/8 yd each 3 shades of green
  • Butterfly accents: 1/8 yd bright orange and scraps of lighter orange
  • Branch: ¼ yd
  • Flowers: ¼ yd (white)
  • Heat n Bond® ultra hold iron on adhesive (no substitutions): 1 yd*

* These products will be available for purchase in class.

Sewing machines are not needed. An iron and ironing surface would be very helpful.

Complete kits for the Butterflies at Play quilt are also available for $42.00 each. The kit includes the required $5.00 pattern and all fabrics for the top and binding. Also included are the Heat N Bond, embroidery floss, glass beads, antennae pins, fabric paint, freezer paper templates and an Appli-bond needle.

Kits are highly recommended. They allow the student to complete more in class. Please let me know the number of kits required in advance.

Joan Shay
17568 SE 121st Circ
Summerfield, FL. 34491
contact: email / 352-307-5278