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Intro To Free Motion Quilting



Learn how to do free motion quilting on your home domestic machine!  

Sewing machine and extension cord
Free motion quilting foot (also called a darning foot)
Basic sewing supplies
2 Fat Quarter size quilt sandwiches with one side a solid color, preferably a light color you can see pencil/pen marks on
A 9 patch 12” unfinished block, sandwiched (for continuous curve designs) with a minimum of 2" batting overage surrounding the edge of the quilt sandwich - batting should NOT be cut flush with the block as the quilting "shrinks" the batting
Contrasting thread so stitches can be seen easily on both sides
Extra sewing needles - Topstitch needles are great because they have a sharper point and an elongated eye.
Drawing paper and pen or pencil
PERMISSION TO NOT BE PERFECT (this one is important so bring extra!!)
OPTIONAL SUPPLIES - While not required, the following supplies make free motion quilting a lot easier:
Quilting gloves such as Machingers gloves
Slippery Surface such as a Supreme Slider or Sew Slip or Silicone Spray
If your sewing machine has this option, bring the sewing plate that only allows for straight stitching, not a zig zag.  If this is not an option it’s not a big deal but I have found I get better results when using this plate.

* YOU MUST HAVE A SEWING MACHINE IN GOOD WORKING ORDER AND KNOW HOW TO USE IT.  WE WILL NOT TEACH HOW TO USE THE SEWING MACHINE (ASIDE FROM SMALL DETAILS RELATED TO FMQ).  PLEASE ALSO BRING YOUR OWNERS MANUAL AND ALL ACCESSORIES*

**All Supplies available at the shop for a 15% discount!**
**You may want to bring a lunch or some snacks to class**
**Due to covid, we require masks to be worn during class at this time**


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: You must know how to use your sewing machine.
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