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.
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 - with wadding to make a sandwich - plain is fine
This is for stitch pattern practice
1 fat quarter - with wadding
Plus a selection of smaller fabric pieces for applique - maybe a flower
A few small test fabric and wadding sandwiches - to test stitching - 9” square - your leftovers! - no need to tack your sandwiches
N.B. re wadding - best to use cotton or 80/20 for the class
Grip gloves if you have them
Sewing kit - sharp pointed scissors and fabric scissors
- hand sewing needles
- pins etc
Notebook and pen - plus pencil and a fine marker
Plain A4 paper for drawing
Small quantity of heat and bond - for applique
Rotary cutter and ruler 12” or more
I look forward to seeing you on the day.
A fun day - loads to do!! ---------------------------Lesley Owens - Aug 2016