Beginning Quilting


Supply list:

Sewing machine (in good working order and that you are familiar with)

Kit for class project

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Rotary cutter & cutting mat (it is a good idea to have a spare blade for the rotary cutter)

Thread
Ruler for rotary cutting (6 x 24 in or similar size), 6 ½” square

Basic sewing supplies (thread, seam ripper, pins, scissors, etc.)

Batting & backing for project but these can be purchased later



Basic sewing kit to include
1. Thread for piecing
2. Pins
3. Seam ripper
4. Scissors
5. 1/4" foot for your machine, or be able to sew an accurate 1/4" seam

Outline (subject to revision)

First class               

  •       Basic quilting terms
  •       Safe use of rotary cutter to cut fabric
  •       Importance of knowing grain of fabric
  •       Determining accurate ¼ seam on your machine
  •       Cutting of 1 square dance and 8 rail fence blocks
  •       Sew at least one square dance block and 1 rail fence block. Measure each to be sure it is 6.5 inches square.
  •       Proper pressing of seams
  •       Homework before next class

o  Finish sewing 1 square dance block and 8 rail fence blocks

o  Cut four 9 patch blocks

o  Sew the rows for the nine patch blocks, press according to directions on page 25,  do not sew rows into blocks 

Second class

  •       Review & questions
  •       Cut pieces for three log cabin blocks
  •       Instructions on how to cut half square triangles & handling of bias edges
  •       Sew

o  One log cabin block

o  Cut pieces for two double 9 patch blocks

o  Sew one double 9 patch block

o  Cut flying geese blocks

o  Sew one flying geese block

o  Cut one friendship star block

o  Sew one friendship star block

  •       Homework

o  Sew 2 more log cabin blocks

o  Sew 1 more double nine patch block

o  Sew 3 more flying geese blocks

o  Sew 2 more friendship star blocks

o  Measure each block after you sew it to be sure it is 6.5 in. square

Third class

  •       Lay out blocks in rows
  •       Begin to sew blocks together to make rows
  •       After you have rows 1 & 2 done, join them together to begin forming quilt top.  
  •       Review of how to measure & apply borders to quilt
  •       Sew balance of rows together, join them as time allows
  •       Overview of how to make quilt sandwich from top, batting, & backing
  •       Measure, cut borders & apply borders as time allows.
  •       Overview options for quilting 
  •       Homework:

o  Finish joining rows together

o  Apply borders

o  Make quilt sandwich and quilt

Fourth class

  •       Measure for binding
  •       Cut and join binding pieces
  •       Attach binding to quilt 
  •       Join binding ends
Cost: $ 60.00
Date(s):
Skill Level:beginner
Skill Details:Beginner
Materials Included:Basic sewing tools and sewing machine
Instructor Name:Sandy Lauen