FMQ 101: Introduction to Modern Free Motion Quilting

If you have a giant pile of quilt tops finished or have just started piecing your first top and want to be able to do the quilting yourself, take this class! If you love to make bags and want to add your own quilting style, take this class! You do not need any prior experience with free-motion quilting. We will focus on a few approachable free-motion designs that can be easily tweaked in a variety of ways to create different looks. Prerequisite: Sew Basic or equivalent experience. Ages: 15 & up. Class Fee $40 for 1 session class.  

Wed. May 23  12:00-4:00p Taught by Claire Whitman

Supply List:

  • Stitched Studio's FMQ Kit
  • Sewing Machine with the ability to drop the feed dogs (or use Stitched Studio’s machine)
  • Free-motion foot or darning foot for machine OR use Stitched Studio's feet
  • Blank notebook paper 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. (Our instructor, Claire, generally prefers to quilt with 40wt Isacord Poly thread, but also uses 50wt Aurifil cotton.)
  • Disappearing Fabric Pen (a Frixion pen is perfect)
  • Snips
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Book: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli (highly recommended - great reference and lots of ideas)
Optional Supplies:
  • Free motion slider
  • Basting pins or basting spray
  • Long tweezers, that purple thang, or awl
  • Quilting gloves

All supplies are available at Stitched Studio with your 10% class discount.


Skill Level: Beginner

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


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