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Beginner Free Motion Quilting



Class Description

Learn to free motion quilt your projects to make your quilts 100% your own creation from start to finish. Learn to free motion on manageable squares, starting with basic, easy designs and progress to intricate free motion designs, including feathers.

Please see our Class Guidelines and Policies before registering.

Wednesday, May 22, 10:30am - 4:00pm


Supply List

  • Sewing Machine in good working order with foot pedal and free motion foot; extension table if you own one*
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Good quality thread in a contrasting colour (Wonderfil Konfetti or Tutt 50 weight cotton thread or Wonderfil 40 weight Rayon)
  • Quilting, Topstitch, or Embroidery needle, Size 14
  • Tweezers to draw up bobbin thread
  • Quilting Gloves
  • 4 - 5 bobbins wound with the thread that you will be quilting with
  • MANDATORY: Large doodle pad and pencils. This is an important tool for free motion quilting; you will use lots of doodle pads (available at The Dollar Store).
  • MINIMUM 20 – 30 quilt sandwiches: Make your top fabric a plain or tonal fabric measuring 12 – 15 inches square. Your contrasting thread will show up much better on plain fabric. Your bottom fabric can be any pattern or colour. Please use a batting that is not lofty; we sell 100% cotton or 70/30 cotton/poly blend batting. Cut your batting and backing fabric 1 ½” larger on all 4 sides. 505 Basting Spray is helpful to layer quilt blocks; press with an iron to make them more secure. With your walking foot, baste ¼” around edges of your top fabric to help prevent puckering while quilting; we have a sample in the boutique of what you quilt sandwich should look like.

You may be interested in the book by Leah Day, 365 Free motion Quilting Designs – if not in stock, we can special order for you!

All supplies and notions available at Embellish, unless otherwise noted.
*Embellish does not stock sewing machines and sewing machine feet or accessories. Please contact your sewing machine dealer for accessories. We can help you source these specialty items if necessary.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Eliza Dinner
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