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!
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)
Small snips for threads
Iron and mat or board (do not need to bring to class)
Fabric pencil or chalk pen
Spray starch (we like Best Press)
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)
Neutral for piecing
Color that matches your top for quilting
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.