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Beginning Free Motion Quilting

*The feet pictured are free-motion quilting/darning feet. This style of foot is needed for the class. Please be sure you have one or can get one that works with your model of machine as these feet are typically proprietary by brand.

There will be a break as this class is very intensive. You are welcome to eat in the classroom. Please plan to bring a lunch or snack or order food for delivery or pick up from a local restaurant or the Willy Street West Co-op. There are many restaurant, fast food, and cafe choices available in nearby downtown Middleton and Greenway Station.

Supply List

  • Fabric: 2 yards muslin or solid white*
  • Batting: Low loft cotton or cotton blend, 4 pieces at least 18"- 20" square*
  • Thread: Good quality thread (Aurifil, Mettler, or King Tut recommended) in a color slightly darker than your fabric
  • A sewing machine that is in good working order, with manual, foot pedal and power cord.
  • Typical sewing supplies (seam ripper, scissors, etc.)
  • Extension table, if you have one
  • Free motion/darning foot (see above information*)
  • Sewing machine needles: Schmetz quilting size 75/11 or 90/14 recommended
  • Blue wash-out marker or another marking tool
  • Pen/pencil and paper
  • Quilting gloves (Machingers recommended, available at the shop.)
  • Optional: Walking foot, this is not necessary, bring it if you have one.
*Kits with four muslin & batting sandwiches are available for sale at the shop or online here.

Recommended book: Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy


The class sample is on white fabric with Quilters Dream cotton batting in Select weight

Before class, please do the following:

  1. Cut fabric into 8 fat quarters by first cutting four 18" pieces the width of the fabric, then cutting on the fold.
  2. Sandwich each of the batting pieces between two pieces of fabric. You can pin or spray baste if you wish, but you don’t have to – the friction will be enough to keep them together and these are just for practice.
  3. Wind a couple of bobbins of thread.
Skill Level:
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Instructor Name:
Cheryl Schenck

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

$ 65.00