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Free-motion Quilting for Beginners Class 1

This class covers the basics. Students will work on a sampler with stippling, looping, and curvy crosshatching.

Nancy will offer instruction in basic free motion quilting on a domestic machine. The skills learned can also be used on sit down quilting machines such as the Baby Lock Tiara.

Participants will learn how to do the following:

  • Prepare machine for successful free motion.
  • Choose quality threads and needles for success in quilting.
  • Choose batting to complement the design.
  • Prepare your project batting and backing with spray baste.
  • Make sample blocks with various motifs.
  • Check and maintain an appropriate tension.
  • Form beautiful designs from a five simple shapes and movements.
  • Stipple (small, medium, and large).
  • Stipple around a motif.
  • Loopy meandering and curvy crosshatching.
  • Book--Free-Motion Meandering by Angela Walters
  • Book--Free-Motion Quilting Workbook by Angela Walters
  • (Optional) Book--The Ultimate Guide to Machine Quilting by Angela Walters and Christa Watson
  • (Optional) Book--Free-Motion Quilting by Angela Walters
  • Sewing machine with free motion foot (or darning foot)
  • Sewing extension table that fits your machine
  • Supreme Slider sheet
  • Quilting gloves
  • Standard sewing supplies
  • 8 practice sandwiches (sixteen 14”x 14” square pieces of muslin or solid cotton of any color, 8 pieces batting of your choice cut in 14” squares.
  • 505 Basting Spray or Quilting Safety Pins or Fusible Batting (ask Yvonne about the fusible batting)
  • Thread to match the fabric you are using and a contrasting thread
  • Pencil or pen for drawing on paper
  • Marking pen for fabric

RELAX. Take a deep breath--you can do free-motion quilting!

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Instructor: Nancy Wagner
Instructor Bio: Nancy Wagner

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


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           Kingsport, TN  37663


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