Successful Machine Quilting: Basic and Beyond

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Successful Machine Quilting: Basic and Beyond - $75

Monday, April 23 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)

Instructor: Cindy Seitz-Krug

Cindy has designed this class for people who have never done any machine quilting before or those who would like a refresher course. To begin with, there will be a brief discussion on threads, needles, batting, and quilting feet. Then we will learn to use a walking foot for straight-line foundations quilting and decorative quilting. After that, we will move on to extensive coverage of free-motion quilting of continuous line designs, three types of feathers, stippling, and echo quilting. If you haven’t had fun with all of that, there will also be time to discuss what we all wonder which is how to handle large quilts on your home sewing machine. Cindy will give you confidence and skills to finally quilt your own quilts on your home sewing machine.  Check her out at

Supplies: (things you need to bring to class)

Sewing machine that you do your best work on (Singer featherweights not recommended)

Owner’s manual for sewing machine (know how to drop your feed dogs)

Walking foot

Free-motion foot (also called darning foot or embroidery foot) MUST HAVE

70/10 and 80/12 sewing machine needles (Microtex Sharps work well)

100% cotton 50 wt. thread in ecru or off-white

100% cotton thread in a dark color (blue, red, black, or brown) for bobbin thread

Invisible Nylon (or monofilament) with a .004 mm thickness

3 – 15” pre-washed muslin squares

3 – 18” pre-washed muslin squares

3 – 18” batting squares (bring a variety of brands if possible and know what your bring)

Blue Wash-Out marking pen (not a PURPLE pen)

Masking tape (1” or 1.5” wide)

18” or 24” ruler

50 +/- safety pins (size #1 or #2)

Basic Sewing Supplies: scissors, extension cord, paper and pencil, several empty bobbins


Optional items:

Sew-Ezi sewing table (if you have one)

Kwik Klip (for closing safety pins)

Single hole needle plate

Surround shelf for sewing machine (extension table)

Quilting gloves, rubber fingertips, etc.

Simple feather stencils (if you have any)