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Beginning Quilting Series

Supply list:

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


Start Quilting with Alex Anderson book

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

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

The below is just an outline. We have broken up the class into smaller portions. We will review this in class and go at our own pace.

Outline (subject to revision)

First class               

  •       Basic quilting terms
  •       Safe use of rotary cutter to cut fabric
  •       Importance of understanding bias vs.straight 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

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: Basic sewing tools and sewing machine
Instructor: Sheryl Lewis
Instructor Bio: Sheryl Lewis haș been quilting for many years. She has also taught many quilt classes. Sheryl will guide you through this beginning quilt class with ease!

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