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Free Motion: Next steps (4 month series)

First Thu/Fri or first Sat/Sun of the month

Class Description

This free-motion series is designed for people who have some experience with free motion and want to learn to quilt with rulers. This series will begin with straight line rulers and designs, and then we will move on to curved rulers and techniques using multiple rulers as well as free motion fillers. You are not required to take the Beginner Free Motion series prior to this series as long as you have some experience with free motion. Note: Quilting with rulers does require a ruler foot. Please be sure to invest in a ruler foot for your machine. Start this 4-month series any time you want. Classes are offered the first week of every month - 2 sessions a month (1 class and 1 workshop). Choose from Thursday-Friday classes, or Saturday-Sunday. Class: Thursday, 1-5 or Saturday, 1-5 Workshop: Friday, 1-4 or Sunday, 1-4 Month 1: Straight lines using a walking foot or a ruler Month 2: Curves, arcs, and circles Month 3: Grid designs Month 4: Working in the round: mandalas Generic quilt sandwiches will be provided for practice and learning new techniques. Feel free to bring in a project you are working on. Supplies: • Any project you are working on (optional) • Free motion foot/embroidery foot/darning foot for your machine (Fabric Place Basement sells generic free motion feet) • Notebook/drawing/sketch pad for practicing and testing designs • New needle in your machine (and extra on-hand) - either universal or topstitch needles are fine • 50 weight cotton thread with matching thread in your bobbins - recommend white and any other color that you feel matches your panel

Upcoming Classes

Class Location

  • Fabric Place Basement (Richmond Hwy)

    Fabric Place Basement, Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA, USA


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