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Intro to Quilting – Thursdays in January
January 17 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Thursday, repeating until January 31, 2019
Are you curious about quilting but don’t know where to start? Or would you like to learn new skills to improve your sewing proficiency? In this comprehensive three-part series, you will learn all the quilting basics. We’ll cover the progressive steps of quilt-making, from creation to finished product. Students will explore principles of design as well as the mechanics of rotary cutting, piecing, machine quilting and binding. At the end of class you will have completed your own unique quilt and will have gained the confidence to sew many more.
Please expect some sewing homework between classes. If you don’t have your own sewing machine, you may schedule Fabricate’s Independent Studio Time to use our machines. For class, our machines are available for your use or, ideally, you may bring your own. Some sewing experience is necessary.
Class size is limited to four students to give ample, individualized attention.
Cost: $150 plus materials (you will receive a 15% discount for materials purchased at Fabricate for class)
*Series Offered on the following three Thursdays in January: 17th, 24th, & 31st. Class on the 17th will be four hours, running from 9:30 – 1:30. The last two Sundays in the series will be 3-hour classes, running from 9:30 – 12:30.
Materials – Materials for 39”x 49″ lap quilt:
- Background fabric: 2 yards
- Fabric for center squares: 1/8 yard
- Fabric for block “frames”: 1/2 yard
- Fabric for back: 1.5 yards
- Binding: 1/2 yards
- Batting: 1 1/3 yards low-loft cotton or wool batting
- Cotton thread in a neutral color for piecing
- Cotton thread to coordinate with quilt top for quilting
- Cotton thread to coordinate with back for hand-sewing binding
- 505 Temporary Fabric Adhesive for spray basting
Basic supplies for quilt-making:
- Rotary mat (at least 18” x 24”)
- Rotary cutter with a new blade
- Quilter’s rulers (24 1/2 ” x 6 1/2” and 12 1/2” x 6 1/2” are good basics)
- Sewing machine with walking foot
- Sharp straight pins
- Appliqué needle for hand-sewing binding
- Best Press starch
- Seam ripper
Instructor: Lynne Troup