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Fort Collins, CO 80525
Between Chili House & Hobby Lobby

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Tues & Thur  9am - 8pm

Classes taught at The Sewing Circle are created by Sewing Circle staff.  These classes can not be copied or taught elsewhere without permission. © 2010

Majestic Monarchs

In this project, a swarm of Monarchs flies across a Hoffman Fabric, Dream Big blossom while another Monarch takes time to light and enjoy the nectar.  The technique used to create this dynamic scene is turned edge applique. 

The wings and bodies are individually machine embroidered and then assembled on the already quilted background fabric.  This method creates dimension and provides a finely finished project.  There is also an option to install wire in the wings so they can be manipulated into a 3 dimensional fabric sculpture.  There are 5 sizes of the full winged butterflies and one butterfly viewed from the side.  To create the largest butterfly wings requires a hoop size of 200 x 360 mm.   

There are 2 options for the details in the wings. 1. The wing can be stitched with a single fabric such as a multi-colored batik or hombre fabric. 2. The wing details can be painted with fabric paint.

Supplies (not included in cost of class):

(all supplies are available at the store - don't forget to tell us you are buying them for a class and receive your 10% class discount!)
  • 2 yards base fabric for wing
  • 1 ½ yards applique fabric
  • Web mesh stabilizer
  • Fabric paint (painted wing option)
  • Embroidery thread the same color as the base fabric
  • Fabric glue
  • Fusible web (Soft Fuse or Steam-a-seam lite or Wonder Bond)
  • Light weight florist wire
  • Embroidery machine in good working order with accessories
  • Hoop large enough for embroideries (200x360mm)
  • Scissors
  • Snips
  • Bobbin fill
  • Majestic Monarchs CD, by Carol Mancuso (only available at The Sewing Circle!)
For quilt:
  • 1 Dream Big panel- see all the NEW options at The Sewing Circle!
  • 50” x 50” batting
  • 50” x 50” back fabric
  • ½ yd binding fabric
  • Monofilament thread
  • Black embroidery floss
The following file formats are provided on the CD:  DST, EXP, VIP, XXX, PES

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: See Supply List
Requirements: Advanced Signup
Instructor: Carol Mancuso
Instructor Bio: Carol Mancuso

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.