Sampler Quilt – Intermediate Quilting

Starts: May 4, 2017 6:00 pm

Thursdays 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Meets on: May 4, May 11, May 18, May 25.

Instructor: Rachel Rodrigues 

Level: Students should feel confident using a sewing machine and have basic sewing skills. Including the ability to confidently thread a machine and sew accurate seems. No prior quilting experience is necessary.

Cost: $100 plus materials / Students get 10% off supplies purchased at JP Knit & Stitch

In this class students will work from the book “Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks” (David & Charles, 2013) to create a custom quilt. Students will be able to create a small quilt directly from patterns described in the book or may opt to use the book as a spring board to create truly personalized projects. Topics covered will include quilt planning and design, rotary cutting, accurate piecing, chain piecing, quilting, and binding. Students should plan on spending time working on their quilts outside of class as needed based on the scope of their own project. If you’ve been hesitant to try your hand at quilting but feel inspired by all the modern (and traditional) quilts in your social media feeds, this is the class for you!

Materials (materials are available in the shop at a 10% discount for JP Knit & Stitch students, including a JPK&S Sewing Kit with the tools a sewist needs along with a handy instructional booklet written by our own Taylor McVay): 

Required Materials:

  • “Tula Pink’s City Sampler: 100 Modern Quilt Blocks” (David & Charles, 2013)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Acrylic quilting ruler (6×24” recommended)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric pencil/pen
  • Cotton all-purpose thread in white or other neutral color
  • Quilter’s basting safety pins
  • Straight pins
  • Cotton quilt batting (size will depend on project)
  • Fabric (yardage will depend on project and be discussed in first class)

Optional (but useful) Materials:

  • Sewing machine with ¼ inch presser foot
  • Self-healing rotary cutting mat
  • Colored cotton thread for quilting
  • Clover wonder clips for binding