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PJ's Quilt & Longarm Studio 
"A Quilt Lovers' Hangout"
3323 N. Key Drive Units 1-6
North Fort Myers, FL 33903

(239) 995-0045
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Quilting A to Z

Quilting A to Z taught by Anne Peck 

Learn quilting from A to Z!  Anne teaches this class by using the projects in the Start Quilting with Alex Anderson:  Everything First-Time Quilters Need to Succeed.  

This class covers basic skills and following techniques: 

  • Selecting fabrics
  • Rotary Cutting
  • Piecing multiple blocks
  • Strip piecing with both templates and quick piecing methods
  • Sewing and pressing
  • Squaring blocks
  • Setting blocks
  • Attaching borders
  • Pin basting
  • Quilting designs and techniques by hand and machine
  • Working with bias edges, triangles and strips
Question:  Eight weeks?  What does that cover? 
  • Week 1:  Intro to quilting and fabric selection 
  • Week 2:  Learn to cut properly; cut borders, sashing; and strips for rail fence block; 1/4" seam and how to make on consistently. 
  • Week 3: Basic blocks:  nine-patch, square dance and log cabin. 
  • Week 4: Half-square triangle and friendship block 
  • Week 5: Quarter-square triangle and flying geese block
  • Week 6: Quilt layout and assembly; batting discussion 
  • Week 7: Quilting:  hand and machine (overview) 
  • Week 8: Binding, hanging sleeve and label 
Question:  What happens if I miss a class? 
Answer:  If you miss a class, Anne will email or mail you the handout for that class and answer any questions you may have the following week if time permits.  There will not be any makeup classes.    If you miss a class, come to the subsequent classes - you can still learn how to quilt!  Obviously it's to your advantage to attend all classes, but we all know life happens.  :) 

Question:  What about Covid-19 concerns? 
Answer:  All attendees and the instructor will wear masks the entire time.  You will be working at your own table with your own things.  In the event that there is a hands-on activity, Ann can supply small rubber gloves.  If you have larger hands, you may want to include a pair in your kit.

- 2-1/2 square ruler from Creative Grids.  Click here for ruler.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: This is for an absolute beginner, or an individual that is newly self taught.
Requirements: Bring paper, pencil. No sewing machines needed during class hour(s). Student must have access outside of class to a sewing machine in good working order. Student must have mastered basic sewing skills, such as: threading, inserting the bobbin, changing machine feet/needles, and setting stitch length and width.

Quilting supplies:
  • Book = Start Quilting with Alex Anderson: Everything First-Time Quilters Need to Succeed. There are 8 projects in this book.
  • Fabric. It is recommended that you wait until class to hear color discussion before deciding on your fabric.
  • - 1 yard focus fabric, which contains 4 or more colors ("eye catcher").
    - 1/2 yard each of 4-5 supporting fabrics that have colors/shades from focus fabric.
    - 1 yard backing (can be picked later)
    - 1 yard batting (can be picked later)

    Notions required for your quilting:
  • Rotary cutter (45mm recommended)
  • Self-healing cutting mat (18"x24")
  • Ruler 6"x12" minimum with 1/8" markings
  • Ruler 6 1/2" square
  • Ruler 2 1/2" square
  • Scissors or snips to cut threads
  • Straight pins
  • Seam ripper (Yes - there is reverse sewing!!)
  • Sewing machine needles (12 or 14 for your machine)
  • That Purple Thang
  • Neural thread for your machine
  • For class bring the book referenced above. If you have already bough fabrics, bring them, otherwise, the first class will be spent on fabric selections.
    Instruction only (book sold separately)

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    This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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    • Telp: 1-239-995-0045
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    • 3323 N. Key Drive, Unit 1-6
    • North Fort Myers, FL 33903
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