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Machine Quilting

This class provides the answers to beautifully finished quilts with machine quilting

With: Ruth Blanchet
Skill Level: Beginner

This class provides the answers to beautifully finished quilts with machine quilting

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4 Lessons
Type: On-demand
Price: $40.00
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Tags: Quilting, Free-motion, Straight Quilting, Machine Quilting, Stitch-in-the-ditch, Stipple, Echo Quilting, Contour Quilting

Description

Are you one of the many quilters who do not know how to finish off their quilt tops? Our online class will provide you with the answers on how to beautifully finish them off with machine quilting. This class teaches you about suitable batting and thread to use as well as the importance of layering and how to do it correctly. Then you get to practice the various styles of quilting on your sample block. Follow detailed instructions and photos with one-on-one help from your teacher if needed. The video footage gives you a bird's eye view as if you are looking over the teacher's shoulder but the advantage of replaying it as often as you wish. Learn everyone's favorites, Stitch-in-the-ditch and Stipple quilting, as well as less commonly known styles such as echo and contour quilting. Ruth has 30 years of experience in quilting and has many tips and tricks to share with you. She will even give you suggestions on how to quilt your already pieced quilt tops. Join her and experience the joy of quilting your own quilt tops.

Student Comments

Anne:

Ruth's classes are more than just a learning experience, they are FUN! The class material is presented in an exceptional way that is easy to read and clear as fine crystal to understand. It's so obvious that she not only enjoys teaching, she loves what she teaches! She is beyond patient, and will do everything in her power to help the students create beautiful pieces of art. I look forward to her classes and can't wait to see what she's going to offer next.

Connie:

I really appreciate your teaching style. You have helped me immeasurably with facing the challenge of machine quilting. Between the clearly written instructions and the beautiful video segments, I can continue to practice, practice and practice to my hearts desire.

Supplies Required for Workshop

  • For Sample Block (20" square) - use scraps from your stash.
  • this sample provides areas to do the various different types of quilting for this class. It can be made into a cushion when you have finished so you always have a reference to refer to.
  • NINE 2 1/2" squares of different fabrics - for nine patch
  • THREE 6 1/2" square of plain fabric - lighter fabric is best so you can see your stitching.
  • TWO 12 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips of plain fabric - borders
  • TWO 20 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips of plain fabric - borders
  • TWO small applique motifs or ONE symmetrical shape cut through the middle - can be as simple as a piece of fused fabric

Other requirements:

  • 25" square of cotton or cotton-blend batting (80/20 is fine)
  • 25" square of backing fabric
  • Masking Tape - preferably 1" wide
  • Safety Pins
  • Threads - a variety of threads for practicing including rayon, metallic and invisible nylon
  • Bobbin Thread - bobbin fill or bottom-line thread or similar
  • Sewing Machine with walking foot or equivalent and darning/free-motion foot. Also 1/4" for sewing sample block
  • General quilting supplies such as rotary cutter, rulers, scissors, pins etc
  • Small amount of freezer paper
  • Quilter's pencil or pens for marking fabric
  • Photos of your quilt tops (Optional)

Student Comments

Anne:

Ruth's classes are more than just a learning experience, they are FUN! The class material is presented in an exceptional way that is easy to read and clear as fine crystal to understand. It's so obvious that she not only enjoys teaching, she loves what she teaches! She is beyond patient, and will do everything in her power to help the students create beautiful pieces of art. I look forward to her classes and can't wait to see what she's going to offer next.

Connie:

I really appreciate your teaching style. You have helped me immeasurably with facing the challenge of machine quilting. Between the clearly written instructions and the beautiful video segments, I can continue to practice, practice and practice to my hearts desire.

Connie:

I very much enjoyed the information that was presented. There's a LOT to be learned, and I think Ruth has done an admirable job of presenting the information

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