Create with Transfer Artist Paper Class Plan

by Lesley Riley

Class Description
Based on the Helen Quilt (pg 46) and Grace project (pg 55), this class is perfect for beginner to advanced fiber artists. Learn how to color, stamp and transfer photos and text using TAP. Each student will create a sampler fabric collage or mini-quilt. There are so many fun ways to combine fabric scraps with easily transferred photos... this project will leave your students wanting MORE = more sales of TAP

Class Length
Recommended as a 2-hour introductory class; longer if the goal is to complete a finished quilt.

Class Supply List

  • Required book: Create with Transfer Artist Paper
  • 1 fat quarter white or off-white fabric
  • 1 fat quarter of fabric for collage base/background (3 fat quarters if completing a quilt)
  • Fabric scraps approx. 2” square and larger
  • One 5-sheet package of TAP
  • 1 sheet of Silicone Release Paper
  • Fusible web
  • Rubber stamps & stamp pad
  • Small cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
  • Batting (optional)

Classroom Preparation
Room for sewing machines (hand-stitching optional) - suggested space is 2 students per 6’ table.
Irons and pads are also required for TAP™ transfers and fusing collage layers - suggest 1 for every 4 students

Class Agenda

  1. PRIOR TO CLASS: Preprint photos and any text (in reverse) on to TAP for use in project. Can be done on a shop inkjet printer for student use, or have students do  it at home after careful reading of package instructions
  2. Demonstrate TAP transfer process (pg 13)
  3. Iron preprinted photos on to fabric, and have students stamp images on additional blank sheets of TAP and transfer those to fabric.
  4. Create fabric collage using transferred images and fuse into place (pg 47, 55)
  5. Stitch collage together, then finish as desired (pg 47 and/or 57)