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Hand Quilting 101 with Barbara Burnham



Have you wanted to learn to quilt by hand? Maybe you would like to improve your hand quilting stitches, or try a new technique?  Would you like to sit next to someone who can guide you step by step?  Join us to learn the basics of hand quilting.  Work on a practice quilt piece, a wall hanging or pillow, or bring your current hand quilting project.  Try several methods of quilting by hand, with or without a hoop or frame, even if you have never quilted by hand before. 

Learn rocking stitch, running stitch, stab stitch, and Big Stitch with Perle cotton. Discover tips and techniques to make your hand quilting easy and fun.


Barbara uses a video projection system so everyone can see closeups, as well as one-on-one guidance with each student.  She will bring her award winning quilts, and several antique quilts for your inspiration.  A selection of quilting designs will be provided.

Topics to cover:

How to choose fabrics, threads, and batting

Choose the best tools for hand quilting

Basting the quilt sandwich

Selecting a design for your quilt

Marking tools, how to mark quilting designs and grids, no mark methods

Running Stitch, Stab Stitch, Rocking Stitch, Big Stitch

Quilting with or without a hoop or frame

Begin and end threads with knots, without knots and through seams

Quilt straight lines, curves, and feathers

Hide colored threads to prevent shadowing

Lap Quilting, or By-the-Block

Handling a large quilt



Click Here for the Suppy List of items to bring to class.




Spring Water Designs Class Cancellation Policy and Inclement Weather Information can be found Here on our Policies Page



Instructor Bio: Barbara Burnham Author of Baltimore Garden Quilt
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Contact Us:

Phone: 410-381-0695
Address:  9691 Gerwig Lane Suilte G
                Columbia MD 21046
Hours: Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
             Sunday noon - 4 p.m.