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Free Motion Quilting Class



I want to teach you the free motion quilting skills and designs needed to quilt your own quilts on your domestic machine.  Many quilters find themselves frozen in fear when it comes to the quilting stage of their projects, so I will help get you past this fear with skills and designs that will give you the confidence you need to start.  

In this class I will bring many samples, so you can see a large variety of quilting designs and show you how they can be incorporated into quilting designs for your own quilts.  We will be sketching many designs, so you will have them handy for your future creations.  

We will also cover the tools that will make this stage of your quilt successful; machine options and set up, machine feet, needles, threads, battings and other tools.

Supplies:
What we need is just a couple of pieces of fabric that will make a small practice sandwich or two.
Approximately 18 inches square.  I would recommend that the fabrics NOT be a solid fabric like a muslin.  It is best of there be a light or small design on the fabrics – I will explain why in class.

I would recommend that you put a cotton or cotton blend batting between the layers as they are easier to work with then polyester or wool.  Pin baste with just 3 or 4 pins, no need to overdo it.

Sewing machine in good working order
All the feet that came with your machine and a darning or free motion quilting foot that fits your machine
Thread
Top Stitch machine needles size 80 or 90 
Extension table for your machine.  If you do not have an extension table I would recommend that you bring coffee table size books that when stated equal the height of your sewing machine base.  So that the books will create an extended surface for your machine.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Nancy Roelfsema
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