This 6-week course is designed to help students develop the skills, muscle control and coordination needed for successful machine quilting, both straight-line and free motion. Day 1 will be basting and grid quilting a charity quilt (which will be provided). You will provide the batting and the thread and donate the quilted quilt, binding is not necessary. Day 2 is ditch work, stabilizing, following a printed line on cheater cloth panel, loops and stipple. Day 3-5 is free motion on a doodle sandwich and doing different filler patterns. Day 6 is putting it all together so no machine is necessary, just bring pieced tops from home. You will receive a class discount on supplies purchased at MSS.
- Sewing Machine in good working order (clean bobbin area, bring all attachments, manual, etc.)
- Darning foot (also called quilting or embroidery) for free motion
- Walking foot for grid quilting, optional. Open toe appliqué or satin foot can be used instead
- Quilting guide arm for your machine(if available)
- Sewing machine needles in assorted sizes (needle size can depend on thread)
- Safety pins for basting, 200-300
- Assortment of fabric markers: chalk, water soluble pen, Hera marker, soap slivers, etc.
- Long ruler for marking a grid line
- Batting: you will need a cotton batting such as Hobbs (80/20), Warm & Natural, Dream Cotton, etc.(NO polyester or fat batting and may want to get Queen size and cut it up)
- Masking tape
- Doodle Quilt: a basted sandwich with muslin on one side and a large print or cheater cloth panel on the other. (This is for classroom practice and NOT needed on Day 1)