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Beginning Quilting

Have you dreamed of making your own quilt, but have no clue where to start? This class is designed for you. We will cover the entire process of quilt making, from selecting and cutting fabrics to quilting and finishing your masterpiece in this eight-session series. Let's make your quilting journey a successful one. Our goal of this class is for you to complete a lap size quilt and get an “I can do this” feeling from the experience. We want you to have that feeling of accomplishment that only a finished project can give and the confidence to create future quilts on your own. 

This Learning series is ongoing Thursdays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. With enrollment, you are signing up for your first learning session of the series. The remaining 7 sessions must be used within 12 weeks from your first session. During your first session, we will discuss the remaining 7 dates with you to accommodate your schedule and explain the process for booking those dates. 

  1. The Basics: Thread, Needles, Fabric, & Rotary Cutting
  2. Nine Patch Block Assembly: Strip Piecing, Nestling, and Accurate Seams
  3. Monkey Wrench Block: Introduce Half Square Triangles
  4. Squaring Up and Assembling the Quilt Top: Measuring Blocks, Fixing Problems, and Quilt Top Assembly in Rows and Squares
  5. Borders: Pieced and Unpieced
  6. Marking & Basting: Marking, Layering, & Basting
  7. Machine Quilting: Walking Foot
  8. Binding & Label
All Fabric, thread, sewing needle, and batting required for this quilt are included in the class. You will have a chance during our class to select which fabrics you would like to use to fit your style.  We urge you not to buy anything beyond the supply list. You will be able to try our cutters, rulers, and mats prior to investing in tools you are unsure about.

Finished Quilt Size: 61" x 61"

Supply List:
  • Sewing machine in clean working condition, instruction manual, cord, foot control, a walking foot, a ¼” foot, and extension table if you have one. (don't forget the foot pedal, power cord, and bobbins). You should be comfortable with your sewing machine before class starts. 
  • Any quilting supplies you have previously acquired.

Sessions: 8 (custom selected within a 12-week window). Your first instruction date starts with this booking.

General Information and Policies:

Please arrive at 1:00 pm in order to set up your machine and settle in with all the class supplies. Instruction will begin at 1:15 pm. Class includes active instruction followed by work time until 4:45 pm.  

You can reserve your spot in person, online via the website, or by phone. A reservation will be accepted when accompanied by full payment. 

The class Registration Fee for this event is Final and Non-Refundable. We are unable to provide makeup classes for missed sessions, please plan to attend all scheduled classes.

If The Sewing Escape™ cancels a class or workshop, a full refund will be given. You will be notified if this occurs. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Comfortable with your sewing machine prior to class.
Instructor: Susan McAllister
All Fabric, thread, sewing needle, and batting required for this quilt are included.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.