If you long to quilt your own quilt tops but are lacking in confidence or unsure how to get started in free motion quilting, this class may be just the ticket!
Learn how to:
- · lower your feed dogs without raising your blood pressure
- · adjust your top, bottom and shoulder tension simultaneously
- · meander without losing your way
- · Echo, Echo, Echo, Echo…
We will cover the basics of free motion machine quilting including needle and thread selection, basting, batting, and machine tension. Sample squares will be stitched with various techniques including stippling and meandering, following a marked line, echo quilting, and background fillers. We will then apply what we have learned to mark, baste, and free motion quilt the miniature whole cloth pictured in green above (fabric provided in kit). Many quilts will be shown for inspiration.
There is no pre-requisite for this beginner free-motion class, however you need to be comfortable with your sewing machine; this is beginner free-motion, not beginner quilting.The same class will be offered twice during the 2011 Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst, Nova Scotia.
Class dates are Friday October 14th and Saturday October 15th
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Trinity St. Stephen’s United Church, 1 Ratchford Street, Amherst, N.S.
Cost: $60 + $5.00 kit fee, which includes fabric for your sampler.
Email to register. At that time, a list of what to bring to class will be provided.