Introduction to Machine Quilting

Class Description: Learn free motion quilting at your own sit down, domestic sewing machine in a relaxed atmosphere.  With practice sandwiches you will meander and loop, flow through spirals and swirls and discover that feathers tickle your fancy. Your class requires a textbook that has great advice and step by step pictures to guide your practice and reinforce what you learn in the classroom.

Supply List:

Text Book- Available at the shop, at 20% off, with paid class fee. Please register as early as possible to allow ample time to order your book.  You will be notified when your book arrives. You may want to pick it up before class.

Please bring a sewing machine in good working order and be familiar with how to use it. You must be able to drop or cover the feed dogs. Bring any open toe and darning or quilting feet that you have. Also bring a foot for regular sewing.  If you have an extended bed for your sewing machine or a portable table that extends your machine’s sewing surface, please bring it. Extra bobbins.

Fabric and batting sandwiches - Prepare several for practice. Using fabric about the size of fat quarters, prepare several sandwiches by layering a thin cotton batting between 2 pieces of light colored, solid fabric.   Use 505 spray baste, fusible batting, or other product to adhere the layers. Please don’t use safety pins or straight pins.

Pen and paper for taking notes. A black fine or ultra fine point sharpie marker,

Thread – Good quality cotton thread in 50 wt.  Barbara prefers Aurifil. For practice purposes, please wind a bobbin with a contrasting color of the same weight that you will use on top of your machine.  Both of your threads should contrast with your sandwich. This increased visibility of the threads will be a tool in improving your technique.

Sewing Machine Needles – If you have an assortment of machine needles in size 80 and 90, please bring them. Sharps, Microtex, Topstitch are all good options. 90/14 Topstitch needles are preferred. Please bring extra needles.

Optional Items – Available for purchase at the Shop. The Supreme Free-Motion Slider (bring painter’s tape and/or clear packaging tape) and Machingers Quilting Gloves.

Please label your supplies.


Instructor: Barbara Brummond

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.