Class Requirements for Free Motion Quilting with Lesley

Free Motion Quilting 

A lot of quilters feel uncomfortable, even scared of free motion quilting. My aim is to give you a series of activities that will make you feel more at ease and increase your confidence.


What do you need to bring to the class?

NB Please read carefully - you will need ALL the items


Sewing Machine - in good working order - MUST be able to drop the feed dogs

                Plus  - a free motion foot/darning foot   -you may have to purchase one as they are not standard on some machines

                Plus  - the manual for your machine

                           all leads and attachments


Machine needles - Microtex, Quilting or Universal,  size 70 or 80 to suit your machine


Threads  - an assortment to try out - cotton, rayon, polyester, bottom line, plain or variegated

          It is best not to bring old inherited threads  - as they may be weak.


Fabrics -

½ m of a large scale print - with easy shapes - flowers ideal

    Plus a toning thread

    Plus a 20” square of wadding - cotton or 80/20    - this can be made into a cushion !

2 fat quarters (plain is fine) - with 1 fat quarter of wadding to make a sandwich (the sandwich is made of 1 fat quarter of fabrics, 1 fat quarter of wadding, 1 fat quarter of fabric)-     This is for stitch pattern practice

1 fat quarter - with 1 fat quarter of wadding

    Plus a selection of smaller fabric pieces for applique  - maybe a flower

A few small test fabric and wadding sandwiches - to test stitching - 10” square - your leftovers!


Other -

Grip gloves if you have them

Sewing kit - sharp pointed scissors and fabric scissors

                - hand sewing needles

                - tape measure, pins etc

Notebook and pen - plus pencil and a fine marker

Plain A4 paper for drawing

Small quantity of Heat and Bond - for applique

Small jam jar - 1 lb size  - to make tealight burner

Thick dissolvable fabric - if you have it  - we have some at the shop for the class

Rotary cutter and ruler   12” or more

I look forward to seeing you on the day.

A fun day - loads to do!!  ---------------------------Lesley Owens  - Jan 2015


PS- Apart from the jam jars and note books, all the above items are available from Creative Quilting