This novice class places starts from the basics -- preparing measuring and rotary cutting fabric perfecting the elusive 1/4" seam and pressing . It will then lead you through the process of making a sampler quilt that can be as funky or traditional as you like. You'll make a variety of traditional pieced blocks, along with some applique, and they'll all be assembled into a quilt top that you'll be proud to display as your first ever quilt. But not your last! Level: Novice
All of the supplies listed below are available at Quilty Pleasures. If you have any questions about the fabric and/or supplies required, just ask us and we'll be happy to help. We are happy to offer a 10% discount on fabric for the class and a one-time 20% discount on class supplies.
BE SURE TO BRING ALL YOUR SUPPLIES AND FABRIC WITH YOU TO ALL CLASSES. PLEASE LABEL YOUR BELONGINGS WITH YOUR NAME -- ALL ROTARY CUTTERS LOOK ALIKE!
We do not provide classroom machines, so you must bring your own machine to class. Please be familiar with the operation of your machine -- winding and inserting a bobbin, threading your machine, choosing and adjusting stitches, etc. If you are not familiar with these basic operations, please schedule a private lesson ($55/hour) before your class is scheduled to begin. There is not enough time in the Quilting I classes to spend on machine training. Thank you!
Pattern: Will be distributed at your first class
Fabric: Avoid directional and geometric prints
Border, main, and binding: 1.9 m
Light background print: 1.5 m
(5) Coordinating fabrics: 0.5 m each
Frames: 0.9 m
Sashing: 1.2 m
Posts: 0.2 m
Note: Sashing and post fabrics can be chosen once blocks have been created.
Steam-A-Seam II Lite fusible web: 0.25 m
Tear Easy stabilizer: 0.3 m
Supplies: Sewing machine in good working condition, with all accessories, new needles (Microtex 80/12), and manual. Don't forget your power cord and foot control;
1/4" foot (staff will fit your foot prior to class);
Open toe applique foot;
Thread: 100% cotton 50-wt (Konfetti) in a neutral colour;
Rotary cutter (45 mm) with new blade;
Cutting mat (must be at least 22" in one direction);
Acrylic ruler: 6.5" x 24.5" (SKU 1093679);
12.5" square ruler (SKU 109588);
6.5" Ruler (SKU 109596);
Quilter's Magic Wand (SKU magic)
Mary Ellen's Best Press (SKU 14225);
Basic sewing kit: Seam ripper, awl, thread snips, etc. As the course progresses, you may need other notions which will be discussed in class.
Before class: Please wash (cold water) and dry (perma press) all fabrics before class. Do not over-dry or the wrinkles will set! Iron with a light spray of Mary Ellen's Best Press. We will discuss further pressing during the first class.