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Gertie the Gecko

Gertie Gecko HEAT PACK looks so sweet with her googly eyes and curled tail.  She is a simple pattern and will be nice and quick to make and a great first project for beginning stuffie makers.  Fill your heat pack with rice, which can be safely heated in the microwave. You can also fill Gertie with polyfill stuffing or toy stuffing pellets if you want a toy instead of a heat pack.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Must have a working knowledge of your sewing machine, and basic sewing skills
Materials Included: Pattern
Requirements: Supplies: Available for purchase at Busy Bee Quilt Shop - Pattern (included with class) - Dark fabric ( top ) 1/8 yard or 1 fat quarter - Light fabric ( bottom ) 1/8 yard of 1 fat quarter - White fabric ( eyes ) 5" square - Thread For Heat Pack: Rice 1 # pound (provided) Black embroidery thread For Toy: Fiberfill or toy stuffing pellets Buttons for spots 2 black beads, 3mm, for eyes Tools: Paper scissors Fabric shears Hand sewing needle Pencil Erasable fabric marker Straight pins
Instructor: Darlene Trujillo
Instructor Bio: Hi. I am a lifelong Quilter and Sewer. I learned to make a Lakota Star Quilt completely by hand at age 8. My grandmother taught me. It is still my favorite. In 2012 I started teaching the Wonderful art of Quilting and Sewing. Since then I have been teaching at quilt shops around New Mexico, Hancock Fabrics and several Hobby Lobby stores. I designed and wrote patterns for Moda Fabrics for 4 years. I decided to direct my time on designing my favorite things, Stuffies (stuffed animals and toys), purses and other fun items. The Stuffies give me great joy.
Price includes Pattern & $10 registration fee (non-refundable)

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