Are you ready to move beyond just piecing the top of your quilt?
We offer a 4-part Quilting and Binding Boot Camp - Skill building to move beyond piecing, taught by Bizz from The Green Thimble. Save money by quilting your own quilts and learn multiple binding techniques. In the first three sessions, you will learn techniques for quilting and binding with samples to take home. The final day will be a choose your own adventure.
In each session you will have the opportunity to make a sample of each technique that you will be able to take home with you as reference!
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
**This class assumes you have at least pieced one quilt top, but it would also apply to whole-cloth quilting. Must be comfortable with:
- threading your machine
- winding a bobbin
- sewing 1/4" seams
- using a rotary cutter and ruler
Must be aged 16+
In this workshop you will learn:
• Basting your quilt, batting, and backing
• Quilting with a walking foot
• Quilt as you go
• Free motion quilting
• Multiple binding techniques
Week 1 – Basting and walking foot quilting
Week 2 – Quilt as you go and free motion
Week 3 – Binding techniques
Week 4 – Choose your own Adventure - you may take this time to work on a project with an experienced quilter on hand to help you out, if needed. Or, the group may decide that they have another quilting technique that they would like to learn. TBD
What we provide:
Machine if you need one (we will provide all feet necessary to do this class if you are using one of our machines)
What you provide:
- Machine in good working order )if you are bringing your machine)
- Fresh needle
Bold-coloured thread for quilting (Not black or white. Something you will see clearly against a light neutral background)
- Neutral piecing thread
- Walking foot
- Free motion foot
- 1/4" piecing foot
- 4 pieces of 2.5" x half width of fabric (~20") quilting cotton, or 1 fat quarter
- 2 contrasting pieces of fabric 2" x half width of fabric (~20") quilting cotton
- Fabric strips of varying widths, no less than 1", no more than 3". **Don't even have to be straight! Use your scraps!
We offer our sewing students 20% off of supplies for our workshops! You will be sent a code to use online once you've registered for your class. You can also receive the discount by shopping in-person.
Group size: We like to keep our workshops cozy and fun, so attendance is limited to 6 guests.
Bizz got into quilting over ten years ago because she was in love with the idea of making something beautiful and functional out of the leftover scraps of fabric. Her love for sewing and reducing waste led her to also learn how to repair the sewing machines, to keep them running for as long as possible. She has found her hobby, career, and community through sewing.