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Friday 03/23/2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Walking Foot Quilting- Beyond the Ditch with Catherine Redford
Learn how to finish your quilts on a domestic machine while enjoying all the control of a walking foot. We will start with a brief discussion of preparing your tops for quilting including marking and basting. Then we will make stitched samples of different styles including modern grids, matchstick quilting, and spirals. Finish with a look at Catherine’s work to inspire you to go home and turn your tops into quilts.
Note: Sewing machines provided for in class use.
_Ten 12" squares solid color fabric
_Two 12" square pieced blocks of any design
_Six 12" squares low loft cotton batting
_White 50wt cotton thread for quilting (e.g. Aurifil, Wonderfil, Superior)
_Colored 12 wt cotton thread (e.g. Aurifil, Wonderfil, Superior)
_Fifty 1" safety pins
_Blue painters tape
_Rotary ruler 12" or longer (We will have some, but it's good to bring yours.)
_#80 sharp and #100 topstitch sewing machine needles
_Small trash bag
Patchwork/Quilting Basics: Needles, Thread, Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Seam ripper, Pins, Rotary cutter and mat