Beginning Machine Quilting 1 - Walking Foot

You have worked hard to finish your beautiful quilt top -- now what!!  This class is exactly what you need to get started in learning how to quilt your own quilt tops - no matter what size they are.

In this class you will learn how to prep your quilt top, different options for basting your top, how to manage quilting a large quilt using a domestic machine, different methods for marking your quilt top and much more.

You will also learn many creative ways to quilt with your walking foot. This class is for beginning quilters and beyond who want to learn the fundamentals of quilting any size quilt using your own machine and walking foot.

Please note: This is the first of two classes for Machine Quilting.  This class is a PREREQUISITE to taking the second class in this series, Beginning Machine Quilting 2 - Free Motion.

You will need to bring your own sewing machine along with your own WALKING FOOT.

There are also several other supplies REQUIRED for this class. Please review the SUPPLY LIST below for this class and/or stop in at Quilter’s Haven to have one printed out for you. All supplies must be ready PRIOR to class.

Beginning Machine Quilting 2 - Walking Foot Supply List:


  • Sewing Machine and accessories:

Bring your sewing machine (please make sure it is in good working order prior to class).  Make sure that you are able to lower the feed dogs so that you are able to do free motion quilting.  Bring the accessories that came with the machine in case we need them.  Make sure to have a couple of empty bobbins (one can be wound with the thread you will be using in class) and a small thread scissors.


  • Walking Foot (Must have this prior to class):

We will be spending the majority of our sewing time learning multiple ways to creatively use our walking foot for quilting.


  • Sewing Machine Needles: 

1 package of TOP STITCH sewing machine needles, size 80/12 is preferred. You may also use Sharps, Microtex, or Quilting needles


  • Thread:

1 spool of dark colored (a color you can clearly see on white fabric) 100% cotton thread preferred.  (Make sure you have this same thread wound on your bobbin prior to class).  50 weight cotton thread is preferred.


  • WHITE (or cream) colored 100% cotton fabric:

Purchase a minimum of approximately 2 yards of fabric.  You will need to cut this into 24 squares – each measuring 10 – 12 inches.  PLEASE HAVE THESE CUT PRIOR TO CLASS AND HAVE THEM PRESSED AND READY TO GO.  Feel free to bring extra fabric squares so you can practice more quilting. 


  • Batting:

You can buy a package of Crib Size batting or you can buy batting by the yard at Quilter’s Haven.  Please buy 100% cotton or 80/20 cotton batting (low loft).   You will need to cut this into 12 squares – each measuring approximately 10 – 12 inches.  PLEASE HAVE THIS CUT PRIOR TO CLASSFeel free to bring extra squares to practice with (you will need one square of batting for every 2 fabric squares).


  • Misc:
    • Blue water-soluble marking pen (Clover preferred)
    • Package of curved safety pins (quilting safety pins)
    • 5 or more sheets of paper to audition quilting designs
    • Pen to use for drawing on paper
    • Ruler (no smaller than 12 inches) to use for drawing designs
    • Notebook to take notes in during lecture portions of class


  • Optional Purchases: (we will discuss these in class – you do not need to purchase them ahead of time – but if you have them already – feel free to bring them)
    • 505 spray
    • Machingers quilting gloves
    • Golden Threads Paper

Minimum of 4 students or class is subject to cancellation.
Cost: $ 35.00
Please bring all items on Supply List
Skill Level:beginner
Requirements:This class is a PREREQUISITE for Machine Quilting 2 - Free Motion
Instructor Name:Maria Nelson