The pattern that you will learn in this workshop can be scaled bigger for future projects. We selected a size that could be completed from start to finish in one day so that you get to learn each step of the process. You can find further inspirations for memory quilts made from tee-shirts here.
In this workshop you will learn:
- How to use a walking (quilting) foot
- Tools you’ll need to quilt at home
- How to size and cut your t-shirts
- beginner free motion machine quilting
- How to finish any quilt with a secure bias binding.
Skill requirements: Basic machine sewing skills required (ie. you’ve taken an introduction to sewing and have sewn at least some smaller projects like a cushion cover, tote bag or other)
9-12 t-shirts uncut, washed/dried, 25 in. length of 100% cotton that is subdued in colour/print compared to t-shirt colours you are bringing with you. You will also need a spool of 100% cotton thread to match your design. The Makehouse will provide batting for this workshop.
Equipment requirements: Please note that we provide a sewing machine for you to use in the studio, but you are more than welcome to bring your machine from home. If you’d like to bring your home machine, please remember to bring the manual (and foot pedal/power cord) and arrive 10 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
Group size: We like to keep our workshops cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 6 guests.
Instructor: Caroline Heinrichs (GoodEarthQuilting.blogspot.com)