BASICS OF LONGARM QUILTING
Does longarm quilting interest you, and you'd like to learn more about it? Or do you just want a review of longarm quilting basics? This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilit, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension. Handi Quilter longarm machines and frame systems come in various sizes for every budget and are user-friendly because they are designed by a quilter, for quilters - just like you!
Monday, April 8; 6-8:30pm $125
BEYOND MEANDERING & LOOPS
Many longarmers automatically start with a simple meander or loop design. These are simple shapes and easy patterns to stitch. Go further and learn 5 basic shapes of free motion quilting. This class will give students a lot of practice stitching the 5 basic shapes as well as being able to recognize and re-produce a variety of free motion motifs.
Learn how easy it is to stitch the basic feather. We'll focus on technique as we explore sizes, shapes and stitching in a variety of directions. Learn how to stitch wreaths, borders and all over designs.
BOUNCE BACK FEATHERS
Commonly known as the Longarm feather, these bounce back feathers can be used in a variety of ways with a great number of variations. We'll focus on learning and practicing shapes, sizes and flourishes.
NEXT STEPS FOR LONGARM QUILTING
Students will gain confidence in their Free Motion Quilting by taking what they learned in the Beyond Meandering and Loops class and learn how to put the basic shapes togehter to create a variety of quilting motifs. This class will give students the opportunity to create thier own quilting ;motifs for greater personal expression.
QUILTING FROM THE BACK
Have you wanted to learn how to use paper pantographs and be able to quilt your own quilts? This class is for you. We'll cover:
choosing and sourcing pantographs
setting up our machine and the quilt for quilting from the back
advancing tips and tricks
lots of practice as we quilt a small quilt
we'll even get into quilting from the front with paper pantographs!
You'll soon be a master quilter!
QUILTING WITH RULERS ON A LONGARM MACHINE
Quilting Rulers (also known at Templates) give quilters another tool for quilting fabulous quilts. In this class we'll focus on proper use and how to use some of the basic rulers to create fabulous designs.
BUILD IT & BIND IT
You can do much more on a longarm quilting machine than simply quilting. In this class, we'll learn how to Quilt As You Go using various methods to make a simple placemat and stitch binding to the finished quilt top. All you'll need to do when you get home is to hand stitch (or machine stitch) the binding in place.