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Beginner Quilting

We will begin by walking you through all of the gizmos and gadgets out there for quilting and sewing.  You will learn which ones are necessary and helpful and learn how to use them.  You will learn how to select fabrics to best suit your taste and pattern. 

After making your blocks, you will add sashing, cornerstones, and borders.  You will then learn some basic machine quilting and finish your quilt by binding it and adding a label.  By the end of class, you will have a completely finished quilt!
Skill Level:
Skill Details:
This class is designed for all levels of "beginners." It is helpful if you know how to wind bobbins, thread your machine, and sew a straight stitch.
We will walk you through this on the first day of class so that you can decide what you want/need! Sewing machine (in good working order) 1/4" foot for your machine (helpful, not required) Walking foot for your machine Self-healing cutting mat Acrylic quilting ruler(s) Rotary cutter Fabric scissors Small snips for threads Iron and mat or board (do not need to bring to class) Pins Seam ripper Fabric pencil or chalk pen Spray starch (we like Best Press) Stiletto Fabric for your quilt top: Background - 1/2 yard Focus - 1/2 yard + 1/4 yard for outer border = 3/4 yard Light - 1/2 yard Medium - 1/2 yard Dark (also used for sashing) - ⅔ yard Binding - ⅓ yard (this can be the same as one of your other fabrics or different) Backing - 1 ⅓ yard Batting - 45" x 60" (crib size) Thread Neutral for piecing Color that matches your top for quilting
Instructor Name:
Betsy Shirkey
Instructor Bio:
Betsy started quilting in 2002 when she took quilting class through the San Diego Community College with her late sister, Sally. Betsy continued on quilting, becoming more and more passionate about the craft. Betsy has been involved with the Fallbrook Quilt Guild since 2002 and in 2012 she began facilitating the Monday Night Quilt Class through the Fallbrook School of the Arts. In 2009, Betsy purchased her first longarm sewing machine. She has grown evermore passionate about quilting and upgraded to a computerized machine in 2021.

Beginner Quilting

$ 125.00
Material and tools additional

(760) 723-3060
131 E. Fig St., Suite #6
Fallbrook, CA, 92028


We're a family owned and run quilt shop located in North San Diego County, CA.