FREE MOTION QUILTING - MOVING ON
Let's focus on Borders, Blocks and Feathers in the next step FMQ class.
We've learned the basics of Free Motion Quilting on a domestic machine. 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. Ruler Class: students will need to have a "ruler" quilting foot. It is not a hopping foot and usually has a thicker profile for better stitching. Allison will have plenty of rulers for students to try in this class.
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Bow Bench Retreat, Carseland, AB, Canada