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Free Motion Quilting, Mission Viejo, 1 Session, $
November 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm| $25.00
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This class is for the quilter who wishes to improve their quilting skills beyond the straight line using a walking foot. You’ll learn the proper use of the quilting or darning foot with the feed dogs lowered, and how to create simple patterns. Ppractice these skills in class on sample quilt sandwiches and troubleshoot problems with the quilting stitches. Great for confidence and skill building!
Prerequisite: The student must be familiar with their sewing machine and accessories. Must bring a sewing machine that has the ability to lower the feed dogs, and have a quilting/darning foot.
- *Sewing Machine with the ability to lower the feed dogs
- *A quilting foot/darning foot. This is the foot which hops up and down with the needle. You must have the appropriate foot for your machine.
- *Thread: Please use a good quality 100 % cotton thread, (I like the 50 weight), and have several bobbins pre-wound with this thread.
- *A newer needle: I use a universal size 70, or a jeans or quilting needle, size 70 or 80. We will discuss further in class.
- Quilt sandwich: Please prepare at least two quilt sandwiches before class begins. For one sandwich, take one half (1/2) yard of muslin and cut on the fold into two pieces approximately 18” x 20”. Place a piece of cotton batting the same size inside the muslin, and safety pin together.
- *Safety pins: for the quilt sandwich, I like size 2 curved safety pins.
- *Quilting gloves: I love the gloves that are available specifically for machine quilting; they allow you to grip and move the fabric with ease. There are several brands on the market and I highly recommend them.
- *A Teflon sheet which sticks to the surface of your machine’s table. This is optional, but it really helps to make your quilt move smoothly without any drag. I can’t quilt without one. Some brands are the Supreme Slider and Sew Slip.
- *A quilting table. This is optional, but it makes a big difference. You need a surface area big enough to allow your hands to lay flat on the table and move the quilt around. The average sewing machine doesn’t have a big enough space. I use a clear plexiglass table that was cut with an opening specifically for my machine. If you don’t have one of these tables, you could use large books the same level as your sewing machine to extend the surface.
- Notebook and pencil. To take notes and practice quilting designs.
- *Thread snips or scissors.
All supplies with an * are available for purchase at any Moore’s location. Sew Fun Members receive 20% off regular price on accessories and notions purchased during class! For details, please contact any Moore’s Sewing location.