All Things Quilting - Class
This 6-week quilting course teaches you the basics to make your own sampler quilt. This course covers a variety of techniques including sessions in colour theory, cutting, piecing quilt blocks, and appliqué. By the end of the 6 weeks, and completed homework, you'll have your very own finished quilt and a boatload of skills to make the next.
Finished size of sampler quilt: 54 in. x 54 in.
Tuesday Evenings from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
February 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th &
March 3rd, 10th
Know before you sign up: Classes are a combination of hands-on instruction, demonstration, and practice. Your sewing machine needs to be in working order and is required for weeks 2-6.
A full supply list will be provided upon registration.
All Things Quilting by Alex Anderson is the textbook and is included in the cost of the course.
Week 1 - Fabric Selection & Rotary Cutting (no sewing machine required)
Fabric selection will discuss the three main things to look for when choosing your fabric: Colour, Value, and Character. We will be looking at directional vs. non-directional prints and the benefits of both. We will also discuss very briefly the use of a colour wheel to create the perfect palette.
Rotary Cutting will cover straightening and squaring your fabric and using the rotary cutter.
Week 2 - Machine Piecing Squares, Strip sets & Triangles
This section will look at how to pin your fabric, using the 1/4" seam allowance, and how to piece different shapes of fabric together.
Week 3 - Flying Geese, Y-seams & Curves
Getting into more advanced piecing in this session by learning how to cut and sew flying geese, y-seams, and curves, and making and using templates.
Week 4 - Foundation Paper Piecing, English Paper Piecing, Appliqué Techniques
Foundation Paper Piecing is almost like painting by number. In this portion, you will learn how to "quilt by number" with FPP making more complex patterns a breeze. English Paper Piecing is a different technique to FPP and done by hand. Appliqué is ornamental needlework in which pieces of fabric in different shapes and patterns are sewn or fused onto a larger piece to form a picture or design. This section will walk you through several ways of making an appliqué and how to attach it either by machine or hand.
Week 5 - Setting, Sashing, Borders
Now that we've made the quilt blocks, it's time to arrange them in a way that's pleasing to our eye. Frame our quilt with sashing and borders.
Week 6 - Basting, Batting & Backing, Machine Quilting, & Binding
Learn about differences in types of batting, as well as choosing the backing of the quilt. Whether you choose a wide back or to piece the backing, you'll be covered. We will assemble our quilt sandwich, start to quilt it together, using simple techniques like stitch in the ditch, and framing motifs.
The very last step, binding (how to make it and stitch it on) will be covered.
Please read our class policies before signing up.