9:00 AM – 12:00 PM with a 90-minute lunch break, class resumes at 1:30 PM -4:30 PM
Note: Sewing machines will be provided to every student, courtesy of Pfaff & Meissner’s Sewing.
Using a scrap of fabric as a “starter”, create a unique quiltlette with free motion quilting and a variety of threads. Timid free motion quilters gain confidence in this class! This is a great class for students with a little free motion quilting experience who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style.
A “starter scrap” will be your inspiration for creating your own combination of filler and feature motifs for an 18’” square. You’ll want to choose a fabric that you find interesting and fun to work with. I do have a few suggestions below:
Motifs need to be simple enough to easily stitch around. Something with lots of nooks and crannies would be difficult.
You want to like the fabric – something that interests you.
It works best if the motifs are varied and mainly stand alone, not all connected and intertwined.
Scale is important: motifs bigger than your closed fist may be too big and motifs smaller than a silver dollar could be too fussy.
Bring threads to compliment your chosen fabric. In general, error on the side of lighter than darker. Darker threads can look “spider web-ish” and also will show less-than-perfect stitching more easily.
If this seems daunting, don’t worry, I bring some starter fabrics to class that you can use.