Machine Quilting Part 1 (Domestic Machines) Scroll down for info on Longarm Classes
My most popular class! Learn how to get stunning results from your home sewing machine. This class is an introduction to the fabulous world of machine quilting! We will cover fabric, batting, needles, thread, and quilting! Basic walking foot and basic free motion techniques will be covered, along with handling a large quilt on your machine. You can achieve beautiful results, and have fun in the process! All levels. 6 hour class
Supply List for Machine Quilting:
Sewing Machine, with extension tables if you have them. Don’t forget the manual, cords, etc. Featherweights are not recommended for this class.
Heirloom Machine Quilting, 4th Edition, by Harriet Hargrave
Walking Foot, Darning or Open Toe foot
80/12 needles, Sharps (not Universals)
Thread – Mettler 50 weight, silk finish (purple writing on the spool.) Other quality threads that may be used are: Aurifil, YLI, DMC, Presencia
Machine Quilting Part 2 (Domestic Machines)
This class picks up right where part 1 finishes! It expands the skills learned in part 1, and adds additional shapes, ideas and techniques using free hand designs and free motion quilting. You will learn how to obtain sophisticated and elegant stitching with your machine! All levels. 6 hours
Same supplies, except we use another book –
Quilt Savvy, Gaudynski’s Machine Quilting Guidebook by Diane Gaudynski
Invisible Machine Applique
Invisible Machine Applique will open a whole new world for you and your sewing machine. This technique looks as if you did it by hand but wow, is it fast!
There are several different methods of teaching this class, so let’s discuss which method is best for your group, and I will provide the supply list for each technique.
Beginning Machine Quilting – Longarm Part 1
We will cover all the same info as the above class for Machine Quilting, only for a longarm! How to load the quilt, keep it square and flat, and advance the quilt from start to finish. We will cover choosing needles, thread, batting and how to handle the unexpected problems that pop up when we are getting started with our longarm machine! 6 hours, All levels. This class is available for group, shop, or private lessons.
Supply list: scissors, pencil, sketchpad
Beginning Machine Quilting 2 Longarm
This one also picks up where part 1 finishes. We will move into custom designs, stabilizing the quilt, getting perfect control of your machine, and more designs! 6 hours, All levels. Class available for group, shop, or private lessons.
Supply list: scissors, pencils, sketchpad
Please contact me at PinkFeatherQuilt@aol.com for pricing, travel, and group information.