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FREE MOTION QUILTING BASICS

April 18, 2018

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

Tuesday May 29, 9:30 - 4:30
 


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

 

Bargello Heart Wall Hanging

Helen Greig Questions please email me at hgreig@amtelecom.net

Tuesday May 29, 9:30 - 4:30


For this class you will need a basic sewing kit of needles, pins, thread, stitch ripper, sewing machine needles, matching thread and bobbins, rotary cutter, ruler, cutting board, iron and ironing surface, pencil or marker for drawing on batting. 1/4 inch foot and/or walking foot, sewing machine, thread to match backing and background fabric.

Materials

14 coordinating fat quarters or 15 inches of 14 coordinating fabrics.
3 m. of background fabric
45 x 60 inch cotton or cotton blend batting
45 x 60 inch backing fabric

Preparation of Stratas

It is optional to starch your fabric before doing any cutting. This will help with the cutting and fraying of the fabric while handling.
From each fabric cut strips width of fabric x 1.25inches. You will need 9 strips x 45 inches or 18 strips x 22 inches.
Sew strips together into stratas. Sew the first two strips together from left to right, the next strip from right to left and alternate the balance of the strips. The reason for this is to minimize stretching of the fabrics that will cause wrinkles in the finished project. We will only use 8 stratas but the extra is just in case.
Press the seams of half of your stratas up towards the lightest fabric and half down towards the darkest fabric. Even the edges and trim the selvedges off. Sew the stratas into sleeves with the lightest fabric to the darkest.
Press the backing and batting flat to remove creases.
Spray baste batting to backing. Press to seal and remove any bubbles.
With a pencil draw a line down the centre of the batting from top to bottom.
Draw another line at right angles from the first approximately one third of the way down the length of the batting. (this is for reference only so location is not a major worry.)

Please have just this done before the class as these things are time consuming and will save us a lot of time during the class.