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
Bring: your lunch and supplies as listed below/
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. Linear 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 innovative quilting designs that can be accomplished on your home machine.
Sewing machine with walking foot or dual feed. Please bring the guide bar or seam guide that works with your walking foot. Please make sure your machine is clean, oiled and in good working order with a fresh needle installed.
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 a dual feed, please bring all the feet that work with the dual feed) Bring all stitch plates that are available for your machine.
Sewing machine manual
Knee lift if available
Pillow or chair pad to help you be at the right height for quilting. Chairs at workshop venues can be very low. (Recommended)
Extra sewing machine needles for quilting
Thread for quilting (I recommend 50 weight aurifil thread in both the top and bobbin) Thread that contrasts with your practice sandwiches will help you see your quilting stitches better while practicing.
Painter's tape or masking tape – 1 roll approximately 1" wide
Quilting gloves (optional)
Hem gage or small ruler
6" x 24" acrylic ruler
Fabric safe marker
Sketchbook or notebook and pencil
(4) 12" x 18" prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
(2) 24" x 24" prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
Practice quilt sandwiches should be whole cloth and solid fabrics.
Please, NO pieced or print fabric sandwiches.
I recommend low loft cotton batting. You can pin baste or spray baste your prepared quilt sandwiches but they need to be basted and ready to quilt. Spray basted quilt sandwiches will be easier to mark and are recommended.
Optional but recommended:
1 finished unquilted quilt top (We'll use this top to talk together about how to quilt our quilts with designs we can accomplish with our walking foot.)
If you have any questions about preparation, materials or equipment for the class, don't hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.