Past Class – Finish Your Quilt Workshop


When: Saturday, February 22nd, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Ages: 16+

Teacher: Cate

Fee: $49+ materials

Prerequisites: Basic quilting skills.  If you have a finished quilt top to work with, you’re ready for this workshop.

For all those baby quilt tops you’re churning out, why send them out to a long-armer?  You’ve come this far, now learn to quilt your own quilt sandwiches on your domestic machine.  It’s less expensive.  It’s faster turnaround.  On smaller quilts (and pieced pillow tops, too!) it’s a slam-dunk.  And it’s empowering as all get-out!

In this class, come with (or buy, at 15% off, from us) a walking foot, a darning foot and if your machine does not drop its feed dogs with a switch, also the specialized plate to cover your feed dogs.  You will learn to practice these skills on small muslin quilt sandwiches so that you can go home and use these skills on your own quilt sandwich.  It should be basted together either with fixative called 505 or with curved basting safety pins.  If you don’t know how far apart the safety pins should go, try placing your spread-out hand anywhere on the quilt top; at any location.  You should note that your fingers/palm will touch two pins at least.

You will have learned two methods of quilting on your domestic, some tricks to audition different designs in different places, and also how to successfully bind your quilt at the end using a special ruler called the CutRite Bind Up tool, which we stock here as well.



Supplies list:

We will provide a small quilt sandwich from muslin and batting for your practice.  Any supplies you need for the class will be discounted by 15%.

You should bring or buy while here:

Standard sewing kit (threads, seam ripper, sharp scissors to snip threads, etc.)

Erasable marker (Frixion, Chaco chalk marker or Sewline mechanical pencil in white or air erasable Sewline pen

Mylar or plastic sheet for templates that you can use to draw different quilting patterns

Walking foot (we sell these for a short-shank machine, meaning almost any machine but Bernina)

Darning foot (ditto; we won’t have anything that fits a Bernina)

Clover wonder clips (small or regular size)

A cover for your walking feet if they don’t retract

Thread that you wish to quilt the top with, along with bobbins filled with the color you want on the back side (40 or 50 weight Aurifil thread is fantastic, and we have plenty, including variegated)

Hand sewing needle and thread that matches the binding

Machingers gloves and/or a Gypsy Glider tool (we have both in stock)

Teflon quilting sheet for your machine’s table or sewing area (Supreme Slider is the brand we have)


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