Modern Approach to Beginning Quilting - Mar 22, 2018 09:30 am
If you’ve Never made a quilt before or have made a few but would like to sharpen your skills, this class is for you. We’re going to cover the basics, learn the right way to do things, and then apply them by making a simple, but interesting throw that can adapt to almost any style of fabric from Civil War to Batiks and everything in between. Unlike many quilts made in the beginning classes, this one is both simple and interesting at the same time.
Some of the things to be covered in class are: Choosing the right fabric, the advantages of pre-cuts, which machine feet to use, choosing the right tools such as rotary cutters and rulers, precise cutting, sewing an accurate ¼” seam, the right and wrong way to press quilt blocks, assembling the blocks into a quilt, adding borders, making binding, and choosing backing. Not covered is the actual quilting of your project, but guidance will be given as to options. If you are interested in machine quilting your own quilt, an additional class can be scheduled for that step.
The pattern for this class is included in the class fee. Each student will be expected to own a sewing machine in good working order as well as basic sewing supplies such as a rotary cutter, mat, scissors, etc. In addition students will need to purchase two inexpensive rulers that can be used for numerous other projects. Please check the supply list for a complete listing of necessary tools and supplies.