This class is for children 7 years and older who have some experience in sewing. Each month for the first 9 months you will be crafting a quilt block and in month 10 you will sash your quilt, sandwich and baste in month 11 and quilt in month 12. Having a complete quilt by years end!
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting - and it's easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how you can create stunning designs without being a natural artist.
The focus of this class on circle templates and curved rulers will present a new world of design options. Learn how to read and use markings on the templates, and the tricks for making half circles, flattened circles, and perfectly curved lines. Create beautiful quilting designs using swags, clam shells, oval, arcs and half circles.
Begin with a basic design from a stencil, a ruler or template, an applique, a design in a piece of fabric, or even a shape you draw yourself - then transform and expand that design from basic to spectacular. Add extended and secondary designs, repeats, fills and special effects. Learn marking techniques and tools for applying designs to quilt tops.
HQ Pro-Stitcher is an intuitive computer-guided quilting system designed especially for use with Handi Quilter longarm quilting machines. User-friendly and simple to operate, the step-by-step process for each function is easy to master and fun to do. Whether you're considering a quilting business or simply want to finish your own quilts, come see the elegant and precise quilting you can accomplish with an HQ Pro-Stitcher.
Does longarm quilting interest you? Would you like to learn more about it? Or do you need a review of longarm quilting basics? This class will cover the following topics; Definition of longarm quilting terms, Basic machine features, loading quilts, bobbins, tension, needles and threads.