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Quilt as Desired

Description: Learn how to do machine quilting on your home sewing machine. In this class, you will learn the basics of straight line quilting as well as free motion quilting, including thread, batting, and fabric selection. Choosing appropriate quilt designs for all-over, background, blocks, and borders will be discussed. The majority of class time will be spent sewing – learning and practicing traditional straight line quilting and stipple quilting as well as other popular stitch designs and fun alternatives. Each student will complete samples of these stitching techniques, as well as a smaller project.

Note: A walking foot is a must for straight line quilting. For free motion quilting you need a free motion quilting foot (darning foot), and you must be able to drop or cover the feed dogs in your sewing machine.

Sewing machine in good working order, foot pedal, power cord, and machine manual. 
Also bring the following feet:  free motion quilting foot or darning foot; regular sewing machine foot; walking foot.

Sewing tools:
• machine needles: size 90/14, preferably made for quilting or top stitch
• straight pins
• fabric scissors and small trimming scissors, seam ripper
• extra bobbins
• marking tool – I like a chalk marker, like Clover Chaco Liner Pen-Style

Rotary cutting:
• rotary cutter with new blade
• cutting mat
• ruler

• top fabric – 1 yard of a nice cotton muslin or a solid color cotton fabric
• backing fabric – 1 yard of a nice cotton muslin or a solid color cotton fabric
• approximately 1 yard thin, low-loft batting to fit your backing fabric: cotton, or a cotton/polyester blend
• thread – a 50 weight or medium-weight thread is good, cotton, polyester, or blend (that contrasts with your fabric)

NOTE:  Please prepare and bring two 9-patch quilt blocks (unfinished size 9½”), your choice of fabric.

Instructor: Karen Livecchi
Instructor Bio: Karen Livecchi

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