Program Title: Learn to Make a Memory Quilt – Assorted Clothing
Instructor Name: Marnie Freeman
Phone Number/Email: 250-819-4160 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration begins Dec. 12, 2018 – please register early.
Wednesdays January 16 – February 6, 2019
6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
West Highlands Community Centre, 1185 Links Way, Kamloops
Workshop Fee $110
Call 250.828.3500 or www.kamloops.ca/ezreg and quote course #294882
Program Description: This course requires that participants know how their particular sewing machine works, and have mastered sewing a straight line; quilting experience is an asset but not required. (If you would like to learn to use your particular sewing machine, please contact me to arrange for a private lesson, prior to the course start date.) In this class, you will cut clothing items, choose a design, and sew a quilt top. *Instructions will be provided for quilting and binding; however, these steps are not part of the course. If you have been holding onto a loved one’s clothing items for that “someday” project, this is the perfect course for you! Register today, and let’s take some of the frustration out of sewing with a wide range of fabrics. Note: If the clothing items are primarily T-shirts, please register for the T-shirt quilt course.
Overall Learning Outcomes:
- Sewing machine tips for working with a wide range of fabrics
- Cut blocks for sewing using a rotary cutter and quilt ruler
- Learn how to utilize colour and design a quilt top that takes into account an array of fabrics
Equipment Provided: Iron and ironing board
Participants to Bring: Clothing items, rotary cutter, 6” x 24” quilt ruler, 6” square ruler (optional), cutting mat (minimum 18” x 24”), pen or pencil, old flannel sheet (twin or larger)
2nd, 3rd & 4th Classes
Sewing machine, stretch needles and/or ball point needles, extension cord, seam ripper, fabric scissors, straight pins, neutral colour thread (cream or lt. grey) cotton or polyester (your preference)
Recommended: Walking foot (however, a standard pressure foot or ¼” foot will generally work)
Optimum: Straight stitch needle plate
The clothing items can include almost all types of fabrics. An array of darks, medium and light colours may provide a more pleasing pattern. However, the single most important factor is that the fabric items that hold the memories are included in your quilt top. If you are unsure, bring it to class! The size of your quilt top will be dictated by the number of clothing items and your personal choice. There will be three patterns to choose from.
Clothing items should come to class folded to minimize wrinkles. You will learn a method to sew stretchy fabrics without the use of a stabilizer or interfacing!
You may have some work to complete at home prior to the next class. The amount of time could be anywhere from 1 – 2 hours per week (approximate) and can vary depending on experience.