Free Motion Quilting for Beginners meets in two sessions (usually) 4 weeks apart. The first session covers the basics. Students will work on a sampler with stippling, looping, and curvy crosshatching, wishbone, ribbon candy, flowers, hearts, etc.
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.
She will provide a kit with helpful tools and supplies that will be used in class and beyond.
The kit fee of $12 will be paid to the instructor at the begging of the first
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 and much more Supplies 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 4 practice sandwiches 14" Squares - Need at least 4 for class and you'll need more for homework. (14”x 14” square pieces of cotton of any color, 4 pieces for backing in 14” squares and 4 pieces of 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 Sewing Machine/foot pedal/cord/Free Motion Quilting foot
The 2nd session will focus on quilting with stencils and rulers. Students will
complete a small quilted project from the blocks they create in class and from
RELAX. Take a deep breath--you can do free-motion quilting!
There also is an $10 materials fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.
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