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Quilting for Garment Sewists

Calling all Garment Makers! (and anyone who is comfortable using and troubleshooting their sewing machine.)  I know you've been wanting to make a quilt for some time now so I designed this class just for you! This class is for anyone who already knows their way around their sewing machine but may feel intimidated by quilting.

In this 4 week course we'll make a quilt together from start to finish. We'll cover everything from choosing your fabric to all the ways to finish your binding. Each class will be about an hour long, the instructor will go over all the steps and then you will need to complete that step as "homework" before the next class. We recommend starting small for your first quilt, go for a baby size or small throw! You can choose your own quilt pattern to work from or follow along with us. We'll be using the Cross Lake Quilt by the Blanket Statement. 

Here's how it will go:

Jan 21 Week 1: Selecting and cutting fabric
We'll meet on zoom and  start by going over contrast, value, and color theory.  
The second part of class we will go over tips for prepping fabric and getting precise cuts. You will learn how to safely use a rotary cutter and how to most efficiently cut your fabric. 

You'll walk away from class with the confidence to cut into your favorite fabrics!

Needed Materials:
Quilt Pattern (we recommend starting with something simple) We'll be using the Cross Lake Quilt pattern by The Blanket Statement 
Quilting weight fabric for practicing cutting
Iron + Starch spray (we like 3 parts water and 1 part vodka for starch)
Rotary cutter and Cutting mat
Rectangle acrylic ruler, ideal size is 6" X 24"

Jan 28 Week 2: Proper Piecing 
This week you'll learn techniques to make your fabric piecing more efficient and more precise. We'll talk about proper methods for preparing fabric and tricks to batch your work and make putting together a quilt top a breeze! We'll even cover curves and methods of improv piecing 

Needed materials
sewing machine loaded with thread
washi tape or masking tape
ruler with 1/4" mark
Thread snips
Pins or wonder clips

February 4 Week 3: Basting and Machine Quilting

This week you will learn 2 different methods for basting a quilt and how to quilt on a domestic machine! We will cover tips and tricks for marking your quilting lines and wrestling your quilt sandwich through your machine.

Needed Materials:
Walking foot or even feed foot (not required but very helpful)
Marking tool ie Hera marker (butter knife can work)
Sewing machine loaded with coordinating thread

February 11 Week 4: Binding

This week we'll make our binding and discuss multiple options for attaching it and stitching it down. You'll learn how to make binding with out bulk, the trick to attaching the ends together, and how to either machine stitch it down or hand stitch it. We'll also go over labeling and washing your finished quilt.

Needed Materials
Fabric for your binding 
Rotary cutter + Mat + Ruler
Sewing machine loaded with coordinating thread. Top thread should match your background color bottom thread should match your binding.
Iron + ironing board
Glue stick

All classes will be held via zoom and will be recorded. The recording will be sent out after class for you to refer back to.


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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.