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FREE MOTION QUILTING BASICS

This is a basic class to help you learn to use your own machine and try free motion quilting (FMQ).

What you need to bring:
- Sewing machine in good working order, with feed dogs that can be kept in down position
- Extension table for your machine if you have one
- Free motion/darning foot for your machine
- Manual and tools needed to change feet on your machine
- Sewing machine needles, 80/12 or 70/10 (quilting or universal type)
- 4 squares of plain, light coloured fabric, 10" X 10"
- 4 squares of thin batting, 11" X 11"
- 4 squares of backing fabric, 12" X 12"
- Polyester thread in a colour that is 2 shades darker than top fabric, or use cotton thread # 50, 2 ply
- Safety pins, stitch ripper, small pointed scissors, 12" ruler, pencil or pen, eraser, 5 sheets of 8 ½" X 11" paper
- Erasable marking pen or pencil in a colour that will show up on top fabric (I like Frixion pens either purple or black)
- Machinger gloves or similar type, OR a strip of shelf gripper about 3" by 6"
- Extra scrap "sandwiches" for testing tension

Before Class: Make your 4 "sandwiches", and wind 2 bobbins of thread.

 

 

Quilt as you go Scrapbox Bargello Wall Hanging with Helen Greig

May 29
 


Supplies required:
(Irons and boards are at church hall)
Sewing machine with new needle
Cutting board, ruler and rotary cutter
Black felt marker or chalk to use on wrong side of fabric
Spray adhesive (505 from Walmart)
Baby quilt size size batting (Recommend 80/20 cotton)
Baby quilt size backing fabric
Fabric for binding
3 or 4 strips each of 12 different fabrics 2.5" or narrower (Strips quarters will work, not fat quarters)
(Recommended: 1 focus fabric, 1or 2 border print, plus a mix of light, med and dark patterns, also 1/2 metre of a plain or tone on tone co-ordinating plain colour