If you are one of the many quilters who do not know how to finish off your quilt top then we have the answer for you. Join our online workshop and learn all you need to know about quilting on your sewing machine. This class teaches you about:
- suitable batting and thread use
- the importance of layering and how to do it correctly
- various ways of quilting, including everyone's favorites Stitch-in-the-ditch and Stipple quilting as well as less commonly known Echo and Contour quilting.
- you will also learn various ways of transferring your quilt design.
- finding quilt inspiration
- stitching your own quilting designs
Ruth has over 30 years of experience in quilting and has many tips and tricks to get you underway. She will also give you suggestions on how to quilt your already pieced quilt tops. This class is supported not only by detailed text and photos but also videos so you get a bird's eye view of the demonstration, one that you can play over as many times as you need.
Join our quilting class and learn how you can easily quilt any quilting design. Templates included.
- introduction to quilting
- make a quilt sample to practice on
- discussion on:
- marking tools
- methods of securing
- working on larger quilts
- extra machine quilting tips
- layering your quilt
- machine and needle check
- let's begin quilting
- straight stitch quilting
- stitch length
- anchoring ends
- stitching in the ditch
- contour quilting
- free-motion stitching
- learning free-motion
- settings and foot
- warming up
- free-motion quilting
- stipple quilting
- echo quilting
- corner motif
- quilting with templates
- machine quilting ideas and templates
- where do I get quilting inspiration?
- fill-in stitching
- lines with circles
- plants and leaves
- an alternative cross-hatch design
- designs suitable for all-over quilting or borders
- another place to look for inspiration
For Sample Block (20" square) - use scraps from your stash - this sample provides areas to do the various different types of quilting for this class. It can be made into a cushion when you have finished so you always have a reference to refer to.
- NINE 2 1/2" squares of different fabrics - for nine patch
- THREE 6 1/2" square of plain fabric - lighter fabric is best so you can see your stitching.
- TWO 12 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips of plain fabric - borders
- TWO 20 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips of plain fabric - borders
- TWO small applique motifs or ONE symmetrical shape cut through the middle - can be as simple as a piece of fused fabric
- 25" square of cotton or cotton-blend batting (80/20 is fine)
- 25" square of backing fabric
- Masking Tape - preferably 1" wide
- Safety Pins
- Threads - a variety of threads for practicing including rayon, metallic and invisible nylon
- Bobbin Thread - bobbin fill or bottom-line thread or similar
- Sewing Machine with walking foot or equivalent and darning/free-motion foot. Also 1/4" for sewing sample block
- General quilting supplies such as rotary cutter, rulers, scissors, pins, etc
- Small amount of freezer paper
- Quilter's pencil or pens for marking fabric
- Photos of your quilt tops (Optional)