Learn in this 4 week class the fundamentals of sewing, quilting techniques, tips and tricks on a manageable scale with Heather! By the end of class, you will complete a beautiful baby size quilt, or four quilted place mats.
Focusing on teaching you the basics of sewing you will get the opportunity to create your own simple quilt blocks with a pattern of your own choice that is simple and fun!
Skill Level: Beginner
There are no prerequisites for this class; no sewing experience is necessary. These classes are for brand new sewers who have no sewing machine experience or for those who have not sewn in a long time.
In this workshop you will learn:
- New sewing vocabulary
- How to thread and operate your machine
- Fabric grainlines
- The properties of quilting cotton
- Proper cutting techniques
- How to piece quilt blocks
- How to assemble a quilt "sandwich"
- How to quilt the pieced top, batting, and backing
- How to bind your quilt or place mats
What We Provide:
- Equipment: sewing machines and all tools
What You Provide:
- Fabric: ** You will want to use quilting cotton ONLY
Baby size quilt (36" x 45"):
Quilt top = 1.5 m total (you can get 6-8 different fabrics totalling to 1.5m)
Quilt back = 1.5 m
Quilt batting (100% cotton) = 1.5 m or a Throw size package of batting)
Binding = .5 m
Four quilted place mats (17" X 13" each)
Mat Backing = .75 m
Mat top = 1 m total (3-6 different fabrics to total to 1m)
Quilt batting = .75 m
Binding = .5 m or 2 packages of extra wide double fold bias tape
We offer 20% off any materials you may need for your project/s.
The Green Thimble generously also offers 15% off (See link below)
Sewing machine (optional): we highly encourage your teen to bring their own sewing machine, if they have one. Don't forget to pack the manual, foot pedal & power cord!
Group size: Maximum 6 students