Instructor: Jacquie Gering
What: Quilting with your Walking Foot
When: 18 September, 2019 - one day workshop
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Where: Pyramid Centre, James Street, St Marys
Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine and maybe free motion quilting isn't for you?
Come discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot.
Straight-line quilting has a long history and is making a comeback in both modern and traditional quilts.
Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting with your walking foot along with creative quilting
designs that can be accomplished on your home machine.
Sewing machine with walking foot or dual feed, clean, oiled and in good working order.
A new needle.
An extension table is highly recommended, but not required.
To learn decorative stitch quilting with the walking foot, bring your electronic machine rather than your mechanical machine if you have one.
If using dual feed, bring all the feet that work with the dual feed function.
Make sure that your machine does not have the single needle stitch plate only, bring all the needle plates that are available for your machine.
Knee lift if available with your machine.
Sewing machine manual.
Pillow or chair pad to help us be at the right height for quilting. Chairs at workshop venues can be very low.
Extra sewing machine needles for quilting.
Thread for quilting, recommended 50 weight thread in top and bobbin. Thread that contrasts with your practice sandwiches will help you see your stitches while practicing.
Painter's tape - 1 roll 1" wide
Quilting gloves (optional)
6" x 24" acrylic ruler
Fabric safe markers
Sketchbook or notepad and pencil
(6) 12" x 18" prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
(4) 24" x 24" prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
(1) 36" prepared quilt sandwich (This one can be pieced or a small quilt you actually want to quilt and keep.)
Practice cloths should be whole cloth and solid fabrics so you can easily see your stitching. Jacquie recommends a low loft cotton batting. You can pin baste or spray baste your prepared quit sandwiches but they need to be basted and ready to quilt. Spray basted quilt sandwiches will be easier to mark.
Note: all class fees are non-refundable
The co-author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts (Interweave, 2012), Jacquie is a contributing designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter's World and Quilter's Quarterly. Her quilts have been featured in other national and international publications. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement, serving on the board of directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches and talks quilting across the country and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio.