Quilt Technique: Free Motion Quilting
1 x 3hr Session
Class Length: 3 hours
Number in Class: 7
Entry Level: You will need to have completed one of our ‘Machine Basics’ courses, or have similar experience with a sewing machine. This means you must be able to thread the machine on your own, wind a bobbin, and go forwards and backwards with straight stitch. Attending the Backstitch Quilt Basics: Finish Your Quilt: Baste, Quilt & Bind class would be a useful introduction, but not essential.
Materials: Not included. Please see materials list below.
Tutor: Jemma Dell
Free motion quilting is a brilliant way to finish your quilt. If you have never been brave enough to try it, or are unsure where to start, this is the class for you. It is a great way to use your sewing machine creatively. It is not difficult, you don’t even need to be ‘artistic’ to get some great results!
In this class, we will cover a range of free motion designs, including stippling, loops, stars and hearts. We will also try echo quilting, defining negative space and several other ideas depending on time and the interests of people attending the class.
Current Class Dates:
Tuesday 30th January, 9am - 12noon
Discount for Class Attendees
On the day of your class please make sure you leave time after your morning class, or before your afternoon class to browse our shop. Class attendees get 10% of purchases* in the shop on the day of their class. *Excludes Gift Vouchers, Sewing Machines & Classes
All our classes are non-refundable and non-transferable. We urge you to carefully check your diary prior to booking to ensure that you can attend. We also need three students enrolled on the class otherwise it is subject to cancellation. By purchasing this class you are agreeing to our full class policy.
Class Materials and Equipment
Materials are not included in the price. Please see list of materials below. It is your responsibility to prepare your materials so that you are ready to learn when the class starts. You may want to come into the shop in the days before the class and our staff will help you get together everything that you will need. Please be aware that you may not wish to purchase class materials until the minimum class number of three students has been reached.
Machine: You will need to bring your own working sewing machine (bring the manual too if you have one). You will also need a darning foot, or open toe embroidery foot for your machine. We do have a limited number of shop machines that can be borrowed. These need to be booked in advance.
Fabric: You will need several ‘quilt sandwiches’ (two layers of cotton fabric with a cotton or polycotton batting between) on which to practice. You will need a minimum of 4 of these, with a minimum size of 10x10 inches. They could be made from a couple of fat quarters or from scraps of fabric.
Sketchbook: You will need to bring a sketchbook or a few sheets of paper and a pencil.
Thread: 1 x reel of cotton thread. We recommend 40wt Aurifil cotton.
Haberdashery: You may find it useful to bring your own scissors, tape measure, pins and chalk, although we will have these to borrow.