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Just How Do You Sew?! Basics.... 10:00 - 1:00, $25
Your machine, threading and winding a bobbin, what the feet are for, thread and needles..
Small class size for more personalized instruction.
(Some sewing machines available for loan for use in class.)
Just How Do You Use a Rotary Cutter with a Ruler... and Which Ruler?
10:00 - 1:00, $25
The basics of these wonderful tools will be taught, focusing on their use in quilting and crafts. Students will practice cutting strips and learn to cut pieces of specific sizes.
Learn some basic quilt piecing techniques here as you construct this traditional block. Also, begin to master sewing with a 1/4" seam allowance! There will be a review of using a rotary cutter and rulers, but some exposure and experimenting should already have happened.
Learn the speed method of strip sewing as you create this block. Basic skills are always reviewed in all classes.
Learn more basic techniques used by quilters every day, including how to strip piece to save time, and one way to make half square triangles.
Learn how to make "fast flying geese" as you make this block. This one takes a little more accuracy in your sewing, but you are ready for it now!
Continue learning accuracy in cutting and piecing, plus a speed piecing method with strips. Strip piecing and re-cutting are the basis for many quilt blocks!
Learn how to put your blocks together in a standard way, with sashing and posts and one outer border. Learn the right way!
Learn all about battings, then how to sandwich your quilt top in preparation for quilting. Basic quilting designs with a walking foot will be covered, and a short intro to free motion quilting.