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Beginning Quiltmaking

Learn every step of the quilt-making process in this class designed for beginning sewists. The class project is an alternating 4-patch and plain block quilt with two borders and the pattern is included in the class fee. You will learn fabric selection, cutting, piecing, pressing, borders, basting, quilting, trimming, and binding. After taking this class you'll be ready to make any number of quilt projects. There's nothing like a handmade quilt - now you can make your own! 

Supply List

NO supplies are needed at the first class.  We will select fabrics and go over the other supplies if you do not have them yet or if you have any questions. A fabric supply list will be handed out in the first class. If you cannot make the first class, please plan to meet up with the instructor at another time before the second class. 

  • Sewing machine in good working order 
  • 1/4" Patchwork presser foot for your machine model (alternative: washi or masking tape) 
  • Schmetz quilting sewing machine needles size 75/11
  • Rotary cutter
  • Rotary cutting mat 18 x 24 or larger
  • Rotary cutting ruler: 6 ½ x 24 ½
  • Rotary cutting ruler: 9 ½ x 9 ½ or larger (larger is better)
  • Scissors
  • Thread for piecing (neutral)
  • Straight pins
  • Seam ripper
  • *Walking foot for your brand of sewing machine
  • *Thread for quilting (coordinating color)
  • *Masking tape
  • *505 temporary adhesive basting spray OR at least 100 curved basting safety pins (we will discuss both these options in earlier sessions, don't buy immediately)
  • *Batting (We will discuss the differences in types of batting, etc. during the earlier sessions)
  • **Thread to match your binding fabric
  • **Hand-sewing needle 
*These items are not needed until class 5
**These items are not needed until class 6
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Skill Details:
Instructor Name:
Cheryl Schenck
Instructor Bio:
From choosing fabrics to piecing them together to quilting the layers, every part of the process is fulfilling. Quilts are not only an art form, but they can also serve to keep loved ones warm and add comfort to their lives. Since my first quilt in 2003, I have loved every step of the process and equally love sharing it with others. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced quilter, I want to share my skills and love of quilting with you!
Tuffets came into my life in 2015 and they are a wonderful complement to quilts. It's gratifying to be able to make something so new and different out of the wonderful fabrics available.
My daughter's love of skating has brought a whole new type of sewing into our lives. Yet another expression in fabric and color, skating, and other performance wear has stretched my skills (no pun intended!) into sewing with yet another purpose.
My passion for quilts, tuffets, and skating costumes (and other performance wear) all stem from the same place: making something beautiful, functional, and personal.

Beginning Quiltmaking

$ 175.00