This class includes practice on feathers (marked and free-hand) and many different background designs. After some class practice, students will work on designing a small wholecloth quilt. And, we will extensively cover different threads, battings, needles, and fabrics.
A basic understanding of machine quilting is required for this class.
In this class you will learn 8 different free motion background designs. Our sample piece will be a beautiful wholecloth wallhanging or pillow-top. From pebbles to swirls, you will love these simple yet beautiful fill designs that will add lovely texture to all of you quilted projects.
This class is designed for people who have never done any machine quilting before or those who would like a refresher course. To begin with, we will have a brief discussion on threads, needles, batting, and quilting feet. Then we will learn to use a walking foot for straight line foundation quilting and decorative quilting. After that, we will move on to extensive coverage of free motion continuous line designs, feathers, and stippling. You will also learn how to handle large quilts on your domestic sewing machine. This class will give you the confidence and skills to finally quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine!
This class teaches students how to incorporate trapunto into their quilts to really make them POP! Hari Walner’s method of “Trapunto by Machine” is what I will teach. It is very simple, and quite fun. Students will leave the class excited and anxious to go home and try out their newly learned technique on their own quilts.
A basic understanding of machine quilting is helpful for this class.