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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Quilting Workshop

If you are looking to tune up your machine quilting skills before fall guild meetings resume, come join me in class to learn about free motion quilting.

Free Motion Quilting For The Absolutely Terrified

If you long to quilt your own quilt tops but are lacking in confidence or unsure how to get started in free motion quilting on your home sewing machine, this class is for you.
Learn how to:
  • · lower your feed dogs without raising your blood pressure
  • · adjust your top, bottom and shoulder tension simultaneously
  • · meander without losing your way
  • · Echo, Echo, Echo, Echo, Echo
The class  will cover the basics of free motion machine quilting including needle and thread selection, basting, batting, and machine tension. Sample squares will be stitched with various techniques including stippling, following a marked line, echo quilting, and freehand background fillers. We will then apply what we have learned to mark, baste, and free motion quilt the miniature whole cloth pictured in green above (fabric supplied in kit). Many quilts will be shown for inspiration, including the red bag at the top of the post.  It's the same motif we are quilting for our sampler, just made a little larger and stitched into a bag.
There is no pre-requisite for this beginner free-motion class, however you need to be comfortable with your sewing machine; this is beginner free-motion, not beginner quilting.
The class will be held Saturday September 13 from  9:00 am - 3:00 pm  at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, 50 Victoria Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia.  The cost of the class is $70 which includes all handouts, pattern, fabric, and hanger for your sampler. Please email me to register. At that time a list of what to bring to class will be provided.  It will be a very small class so get your name in quickly if you are interested.  Samples may be seen in person at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium.


  1. Wish I could be there. Sounds like such fun!

  2. Sounds marvellous - if it wasn't such a long way to go I would be there!

  3. Your photos are just beautiful! Would love to join your class, but I am in Texas, so I wish you every success! Beautiful quilting! (