Lesley's Requirements for Free Motion Quilting Autumn 2016

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 - 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


Other -

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