Most classes are held in our 900-square-foot, air-purified classroom. If you prefer private lessons, we can arrange that too. To register for a class or for questions, call the shop at (401) 337-5578.
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Quilting 101 with Deb (for new beginners and for those who took July class)
August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
August 28, 1:00 to 3:00 pm | $25
NOTE: This is a drop-in class for students who took the July Quilting 101 class AND for new beginners.
Have you ever wanted to take a beginner quilting class because quilting just looks like so much fun but didn’t know where to start? This is the class for you!
Quilting is within everyone’s reach with basic instruction and a few important techniques from Deb Allard, a well-journeyed quilt artist of many years. In this class, you will be able to complete a beautiful summer table runner that your family and friends will ask “Please make one for me?” Should you need more time securing the binding Deb will support you to completion.
In this class you will learn:
-How fabric colors, colorways, and values work together
-How to safely use a rotary cutter and quilter’s ruler with precision should you choose to cut fabrics OR you can purchase a jelly roll collection of 2.5” strips that come already die cut. ***jelly collections do a lot of the work for you….they come in color collections that have been designed with colorways and values
-How to choose fabrics for a simple project (a table runner – size of your choosing)
-How to attend your sewing machine to create superb stitches for piecing and quilting
-How to approach that quarter inch seam with precision
-How to press seams correctly for quilting
-How to align seams when/where needed
-How to sew over seams so they lay smooth and flat
-How to square your blocks for a secure fit before sewing them together
-How to cut your fabric for the backing and binding
-How to sew binding onto quilt and miter those corners for a clean fit
-How to hand sew the binding with clean hidden stitches
-How to make a happy quarter-inch topstitch to define your quilting
When you sign up for the class with your name and email, you’ll receive a list of materials needed. Also, please let the shop know whether you will need to use one of their sewing machines or you’ll bring your own.