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
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