Quilting for Absolute Beginners

IMG_6114This class is designed to be simple, to get you on your way to quilting.  Miss Mary designs their own patterns to include the beginner skills needed without being overwhelming for students.  In this course we will be making the Glory Baby Quilt, it’s a small quilt approximately 1m x 80cm (39″ x 31.5″).  On one side you can choose your favourite fabric (mine was this hexagonal print panel).  The other side is made up of strips of fabric, including prairie points for some interest, plus a strip of the main fabric.

12th May – Lesson 1 – Cutting and preparing your fabric

26th May – Lesson 2 – Piecing

9th June – Lesson 3 –  Bringing it all together

23rd June – Lesson 4 – Quilting

7th July – Lesson 5 – Binding

Cost – $100 for online live tuition

Other skills will include; essential tools for quilting and how to use them, which thread to use and why, what features to look for on your sewing machine, pressing and so much more.  There is always time to ask any questions you have.

Fabric Requirements

Baby Glory Quilt – Purchase via Miss Mary Shop

1 meter of quilting fabric

7 fat quarters

1.2 metres of quilt batting – required at lesson 3

Neutral coloured cotton thread

* If you would like to make a bigger quilt 1.40m x 1.10m (55″ x 43″) you will need 1.50 metres of main fabric, a combination of your fav contrasting fabrics totalling 2 metres, 50cm for binding, 1.60 metres quilters batting.   These all must be the full width of fabric.

Other items you will need;

Required at Lesson 1 – Rotary cutter, Quilting mat, Quilting ruler, Pins, Sewing machine, 1/4 inch quilting foot (if you have it)

Required at Lesson 3 – Curved safety pins, Masking tape, Chalk pen or fabric marker

Required at Lesson 5 – Quilting clips, Hand sewing needles

At the moment I am able to supply a kit that includes; Rotary cutter, flower pins, curved safety pins, quilting clips, hand sewing needles, 250m neutral coloured thread – for $78.


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