FMQ 102: The Next Step in FMQ - Swirls, Echoes and Pebbles

If you have experience in basic free-motion quilting and are looking to expand your options, this is the class for you! We will explore a variety of designs with swirls, echoes and pebbles that can be used individually or combined for exciting new looks. These patterns can be used as an all-over quilt design or in specific areas to accentuate your piecing work. Prerequisite: FMQ 101 or equivalent experience. Ages: 15 & up. Class Fee $30 for 1 session class. 

Tues. Aug 22 6:00p-9:00p  Taught by Claire Whitman

Supply List:

  • Sewing Machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs OR use Stitched Studio’s machines
  • Free-motion foot or darning foot for machine OR use Stitched Studio's feet
  • Blank paper notebook and pen and/or small dry erase board and marker to practice drawing designs
  • Topstitch or Microtex Needles Size 90/14
  • Thread: Either Polyester, Cotton or both in 40wt, 50wt or 60wt. (I generally prefer to quilt with 40wt Isacord Poly thread, but also use 50wt Aurifil cotton.)
  • Disappearing Fabric Pen (a Frixion pen is perfect)
  • Scissors & rotary cutter
  • Makings of several quilt sandwiches. For each sandwich, you will need:
    • 2 pieces of fabric approx 20” square (I suggest one side black and one side white so that you can see how your quilting appears on different fabrics)
    • 1 piece of batting approx 20” square (I prefer Quilter's Dream poly/cotton blend. Please no Mountain Mist brand.)
  • Quilting gloves

Optional supplies:
  • First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting book by Christina Cameli (Highly recommended - great reference and lots of ideas)
  • Free motion slider
  • Basting pins or basting spray
  • Long tweezers
All supplies are available at Stitched Studio with your 10% class discount.

Skill Level: Intermediate

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