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Introduction to Free Motion Quilting
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting
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Price: $45.00 
Introduction to Free Motion Quilting with Liz Granberg-Jerome
September 24, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm
Class fee: $45


With your domestic sewing machine, you can quilt your own small projects and, with practice, create heirloom quilts. This beginner class will cover topics ranging from marking your quilt, batting choices, pinning your quilt, working with stencils, free motion fills, grid work, to alternate ways to transfer designs to your quilt tops. Learn to pin your quilt and prepare it for quilting. Then dive in and practice free-motion by writing your name in stitches, and quilting loops, curves, and straight lines, all using your home sewing machine.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of class to allow plenty of time to set up your machine.


 

Supply List:
  • Two (2) ~18” muslin or light colored cotton quilt sandwiches (fabric/batting/fabric). Fat quarters are a great size for these.
  • Sewing Machine in good working order with instruction manual. For ideal machine quilting you should be able to drop or cover your feed dogs.
  • Free motion quilting foot or darning foot for machine. If unsure, bring all of the feet for your machine. No walking foot please.
  • Plexiglas surround for your machine (e.g., Sew-Steady table) or a small surround that comes with some machines is fine. If you don’t have one, for this class you will be okay with just the machine.
  • Scissors (small). A small pair of embroidery scissors works well.
  • 1 pkg. Schmetz Sharp or Microtex #70 machine needles
  • Safety pins (curved #1 recommended)
  • Blue water soluble marking pen or white ceramic pencil (e.g., SewLine or Fons & Porter) for marking designs. Chaco Liners are also a good option. (Must be water soluble).
  • Threads for stitching: Contrasting thread for practice squares--suggest different colors for top and bobbin threads. Recommended threads are Aurifil 50 weight cotton, Gutterman 50 weight cotton, YLI Machine Quilting Thread.
  • Your choice of something to give your fingers traction as you move the fabric sandwich under the needle. Suggestions include Machingers or Grabaroos quilting gloves, garden gloves with rubber nubs on fingertips, finger cots. Neutrogena Intensive Moisture Wrap, a non-greasy lotion, will be available in class and gives nice traction when quilting.

Recommended Battings: Quilter’s Dream Cotton, Quilters Dream Wool, Warm and Natural, Warm and White, Hobbs 80/20 blend.

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