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Beginning Free Motion Quilting



Learn the basics of quilting your quilts on your home machine... a variety of techniques for free motion design will be covered in class and working on a large quilt will also be demonstrated.  Initial practice projects will be "sandwiches" of 12-14" squares of scrap fabrics ** or muslin, nothing that you will be using in an actual quilt...just for practice! Once you have honed your skills, you can move on to an actual quilt or throw.

Please bring the following to class:
* Sewing machine with instruction manual
* Walking and darning foot for the machine
* Size 80 machine needles (new is best). I use and we will discuss* Schmetz Micro-tex Sharp needles (size 80-90
* Machinger or Grabaroos gloves
* Mettler, Aurifil or Presencia threads for solid colors and King Tut or Sulky for variegated threads
* Good, instructive machine quilting books you can add to your library (Sue Nickels, Harriet Hargrave, Dianne Gaudynski and Cynthia Needham have all got comprehensive books
* 1" safety pins for the layering process (we will discuss "bent" versus traditional straight safety pins
* Hobbs Heirloom batting ( I recommend Hobbs and we will discuss the types of batting that will give you the best quality and finish for your quilt)
* Practice pieces, batting and backing are necessary, 12-14" square of each or fat quarters if that is what you have, these are not masterpieces! :)



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Skill Level: Advanded Beginner (general sewing knowledge)
Instructor: Colleen Blackwell
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