FREE MOTION QUILTING - LET'S GET STARTED
Learn the Basics of Free Motion Quilting on a domestic machine. Class offered at Never Done Quilting
SUPPLY LIST Free Motion Quilting on a domestic machine uses the same basic 5-6 shapes. The trick is to learn to recognize these shapes and how they are put together to create quilting motifs. We’ll be looking at lots of samples and pages of drawn designs. Students will practice drawing and stitching the designs. Free Motion quilting becomes easier with more practice, so we’ll have lots of time for that. To get the most out of our time together please—Arrive early to set up your machine for Free Motion Quilting with your darning/FMQ foot on, a fresh needle, bobbins wound and fabric sandwich prepared. Supplies for Class 1 meter quilt sandwich (1 meter each) of quilt top, low loft batting and backing. Choose light coloured solid fabrics for the quilt top and back. We’ll want to see the stitches so we can learn about and adjust tension. I like this size of sandwich as it represents a real size quilt and part of the learning process is to manage quilts. Sewing Machine (in good working order) with extension table (recommended) and darning foot. Size 12-14 quilting, Microtex, denim or top stitch needles. If students have a variety of sewing machine needles, we can experiment to see which needle works best with which thread. 2 larger spools cotton thread in contrasting colours. You’ll be asked to thread your machine with Colour A and wind 3-4 bobbins with colour B. Fabric Marking pen/pencil Quilt gloves: I’ll bring a sample of gloves for students to try if unsure of which gloves work best. Blank paper and pen/pencil.
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40 Harvest Glen Rise Northeast, Calgary, AB, Canada