Beginning Quilting (September)
Starts: September 12, 2017 1:00 pm
Tuesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Meets on: September 12, September 19, September 26
Instructor: Patty Wojtowicz
Level: Advanced Beginner
(Students should have some experience with using a sewing machine, Try our Sewing Crash Course)
Cost: $100 plus materials
Registered students receive a 10% discount on materials at JP Knit & Stitch
This 3-week class is a perfect introduction to patchwork quilting. You be introduced to the basic steps that go into making a quilt from start to finish. The goal of this class is to provide you with the confidence to explore more quilting projects in the future. By creating a small quilt made from various sized square and half-square (triangle) blocks, you will learn rotary cutting, piecing, quilting, and binding. You will finish (or come close to finishing) a 30×30 lap/baby quilt ready to be washed and enjoyed!
You’ll be introduced to basic information about quilting, fabric, and useful quilting tools and have an opportunity to select and purchase fabric for your class project. You will arrange your fabric in your quilt design, learn to use your rotary cutters and then cut out your quilt top pieces, and begin to piece and sew your quilt top, time permitting.
You will finish cutting your quilt top pieces, piece and sew your quilt top, iron your quilt top in preparation for quilting, and begin to sandwich your quilt top, batting and backing, time permitting.
You will quilt your project using simple walking foot patterns and bind your quilt by machine.
Sewing outside of class: Depending on your level of sewing experience, you should expect to do some sewing outside of class in order to finish your quilt. JP Knit & Stitch sewing machines are available for free use after class if no other classes are scheduled in the studio space. The machines can also be rented for $10 per hour any other time the sewing studio is unoccupied.
- Three 1/2 yd cuts of unwashed cotton quilting fabric. Select three different fabrics that
complement each other. NOTE: avoid directional patterns
- 1 yd of unwashed cotton quilting fabric for the back of your quilt
- Rotary cutter and blades
- Fabric scissors
- Seam ripper
- Acrylic quilting ruler – 6″x24″ recommended but 12.5″x12.5″ square will also work
- Washable fabric pencil/pen
- 1 spool white cotton all-purpose thread
- 1 spool cotton machine quilting thread – your choice of color
- Quilter’s safety pins – the point on a regular safety pin can damage your fabric
- Straight pins
- Pin cushion
- Craft size cotton quilt batting – 46 x 36 inches
- Fabric scraps for practice
- One roll of blue painters tape – 1” in width