Learn how to finish your quilts with quilting rulers on your home sewing machines.
This class teaches everything from successfully setting up your sewing machine with your ruler foot, hand positions, preparation of your quilt , speed and tension settings.
Learn the basic of perfectly straight lines, smooth circles, dot to dot quilting, circles, clamshells, and other specialty designs. Finish your quilt and leave your friends and family wondering if a professional long arm quilter finished it.
Confident Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced quilters.
1. Ruler Foot. This is Necessary. Please see sew and Vac to order one for your machine.
2. Rulers?Make sure these are rulers for ruler work. Do not use rotary cutting rulers. We will use a variety of rulers. Most important are a straight ruler and a curved ruler. The Westalee starter set is ideal.
3. Quality thread. Please bring a variety from different thread companies. Sometimes a machine is picky and can have tension issues with a type of thread. Sometimes even a particular spool from a thread company. This way we have more options if we are having any tension issues.
4. Sew steady table or equivalent. This is an extension table for your machine bed. The ruler needs a stable place to sit on top of fabric.
5. Supreme Slider: This is really necessary for the quilt to slide over the machine bed. You will notice the difference if you don?t have one.
6. Quilting Gloves. This really helps be able to move a quilt.
7. Note paper ?for notes and drawing
8. Mechanical pencil, frixon pen, blue pen, or sharpie etc. We will be marking lines on our quilt sandwiches. Since it is a practice piece, it doesn?t really matter as long as it shows up.
9. We will be working on practice pieces to eliminate any pressure of it being perfect. This is a learning class, so you will not be going home with a completed quilt. We will be practicing free motion ruler work and you will be able to do it!
10. Quilting sandwiches: Please bring 3-4 quilt sandwiches. Make one at least 24? square. Other pieces the size doesn?t matter- just approximately 2? x 2?. Bigger is fine as long as it not bigger than a baby quilt.
- Use muslin or ugly fabric. Just make sure to use quilting fabric.
11. Different type and sizes of needles. Topstitch and microtex size 80 or 90 usually work well.
- Don?t baste, pin baste or spray baste?. Not necessary.