Learn the basics of quilt making! You will learn about tools of the trade, cutting fabric, sewing and pressing. You will make 9 different quilt blocks and they will be assembled to make a sampler quilt. Final quilting and binding is covered in class.
Note: Basic rotary cutting is covered in class for the first block. All blocks are sewn in class. Rotary cutting will be expected as home work.
Please note that these classes are an all-day class. Class days required may vary based on the needs of the class attendees.
Bring the following to each class:
Sewing machine and manual
1/4" foot/quilters foot
Rotary cutter and cutting mat **
seam ripper **
sewing machine needles **
thread (100% cotton) **
sewing scissors and snips **
notebook and pen
** These tools will be discussed during class for the different options that are available. Not all of these tools will be used during the first class.
Class 1 - First class covers the following:
Assistance with picking out fabrics (e.g. Light, Medium, Dark)
Bring your sewing machine, 1/4" foot, sewing machine needles, seam ripper and pins for your first class.
100% cotton thread for sewing
Go over basic quilting information and terminology.
Class 2 - Cutting the fabric and sewing a 4 patch and 9 patch block
A Ruler is needed for this class.
Bring your sewing machine and supplies indicated above
Bring your Ziplock Bags to this class.
Rotary Cutter (Note: available to purchase)
Class 3 - Rail Fence and Quarter Log Cabin block
Class 4 - Friendship Star and Churn Dash block
Class 5 - Sawtooth Star block
Class 6 - Hip to be Square and Beautiful Bloom block
Class 7 - Preparing the quilt, Basting, Calculating the back fabric, discuss quilting options
Class 8 - Walking Foot Quilting and Binding
Price includes Pat Sloan Teach Me to Make My First Quilt