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Basics of Free Motion Quilting



In this class, we will cover the basics of free motion quilting, including:

  • What is Quilting?
  • Tools for free motion quilting
  • Marking the Quilt
  • Making the Quilt Sandwich
  • Adjusting Your Machine
  • Beginning and Ending your quilting
  • The Basic Stitches

This class is prepared for the beginning free motion quilter, but will serve as a refresher for more experienced quilters.  We will practice the techniques on a sample quilt sandwich. We will not go into depth about design of quilting or binding, but we will touch on them both.

This class requires a sewing machine with feed dogs that can be lowered or covered and power cords.
Students will also need a darning/hopping/free-motion foot for their machine and basic sewing supplies. We will discuss a walking foot, but it is not required for this class.

Basic Sewing Supplies recommended include:
-machine manual
-fabric scissors
-tweezers
-extra needles for machine (preferably a 90/14)
-extra bobbins
-spool of dark colored thread
-machine oil
-small brush or pipe cleaner for cleaning bobbin holder
-small ruler (1 x 6 or 3 x 6) (larger is fine)
-water erasable marking pen


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: Price Includes Instructor fees, handouts, and a quilt sandwich to use in class
Requirements: This class requires a sewing machine with feed dogs that can be lowered or covered. Students will also need a dark thread for their machine and basic sewing supplies. Basic Sewing Supplies include: -fabric scissors -snips or small scissors for threads -paper scissors -tweezers -extra needles for machine -extra bobbins -spool of white, cream, or gray cotton thread -small tube machine oil -small brush or pipe cleaner for cleaning bobbin holder -small ruler (1 x 6 or 3 x 6) -pins -water erasable marking pen
Instructor: Joy Draughon
Instructor Bio: Joy Draughon
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
Tuesday - Saturday
10am - 5pm
Find Us:
5512 N US Hwy 77
La Grange, TX 78945
1.979.242.2442