Beginning Quilt Making with Karen

Beginning Quilt Making with Karen

Sundays - 5 sessions
August 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm 
Fee: $70 plus Book

In this class we will make a machine pieced quilt top using 6-9 different blocks. We will discuss fabric selection, sewing supplies, rotary cutting techniques and traditional and contemporary piecin using the book “Yes, You Can Quilt”, available at Quilter's Haven. This book is a great reference book for basic techniques and has many quilt blocks to choose from.

Our emphasis will be measuring, using the rotary cutter and ruler for precision cutting, achieving an accurate 1/4" seam, and many tips and tricks for piecing blocks. 
The last class session will cover sashing, borders, quilt layering and quilting guidance as well as basic binding instructions.


-  Basic sewing skills and a working sewing machine are required.
-  New sewing machine needles and 1/4" presser foot, if possible.
-  Straight pins, sharp fabric scissors, rotary cutter with sharp blade
-  Rulers (12" x 6", 24" x 6" and/or square ruler, if you have one)
-  Cutting mat (a few are available for use at the shop)
-  A variety of cotton quilting fabrics (we will cover these requirements at the first class)
-  Thread (neutral colors such as gray, beige, white or thread to match your fabric)
-  Pen, pencil and pad of paper, marking pen-erasable (can purchase at the shop) 
-  "You Can Quilt"! Building Skills for Beginner" by Gardenia and Oddie

Cost: $ 70.00
Supplies and book are extra. Book is: You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners by Gardenia and Oddie
Skill Level:beginner
Requirements:Basic sewing skills and a working sewing machine are required. We will cover supplies and necessities on the first night of the class and I will share some rulers and mats also.
Instructor Name:Karen Driessen