Beginner Quilting Workshop

Learn all the basics of making your very first quilt from start to finish!
In this workshop you will learn:
– fabric, thread and batting selection for your quilt
– how to use a rotary cutter to cut your fabrics
– layout, accurate piecing and pressing blocks for a simple quilt top
– layering your quilt top with batting and quilting by machine
– binding your quilt

  • Class: Beginner Quilting Workshop
  • Instructor: Diane Boyer
  • Date : Stay tuned for future dates!
  • Time:
  • Level: Previous sewing experience required
  • Age Range: Adult
  • Class Size: Maximum 8
  • Investment: $175
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  • Students are required to supply their own sewing machine.
  • Irons and ironing boards will be provided.
  • Pattern supplied
  • Please put your name on your tools to avoid mix-ups!

Detailed supplies list (Student to Bring with them):

  • Sewing machine in good working order with a new 80/12 needle (don’t forget your manual and foot control!)
  • Walking foot for your machine
  • Quarter-inch foot if you have one
  • Fabrics and batting as listed on pattern
  • 45mm rotary cutter
  • 6.5″ X 24″ acrylic ruler for rotary cutting
  • 24″ X 36″ self-healing cutting mat
  • Fabric according to pattern
  • Neutral coloured (ivory, beige, grey) 100% cotton thread for piecing – pre-wind a couple of bobbins before class
  • Matching thread for quilting – we will discuss this prior to the machine quilting portion of the workshop
  • Straight pins
  • Measuring tape
  • Seam ripper
  • Water-soluble marker
  • Size 2 curved basting pins
  • Mary Ellen’s Best Press (optional, but recommended)

Instructor Bio:

Diane Boyer is a long-time sewist and quilter who is a self-confessed “fabricaholic”. She loves to share her passion for all things sewing related, and is a member of the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild. She also enjoys spending time with her two wonderful daughters and son-in-law, collecting fabric, living on beautiful Vancouver Island, crafting, painting, and collecting more fabric.

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