Beginning Quilting 101: Coming soon!
Instructor: Stacey Sharman
This class introduces the beginning student to the tools and techniques of constructing a crib sized, nine-patch quilt using the sewing machine. This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity to learn the skills needed to transition to the construction of more complex designs.
You will learn to:
- Use a quilting pattern
- Use color and value to create visually interesting quilts
- Use quilting friendly tools: a rotary cutter and quilter's rulers
- Sewing techniques to make a durable, long-lasting quilt
- Create a quilt top
- Layer the top, batting, and backing
Required skills: Students should be able to sew a straight seam on a sewing machine.
Please bring to 1st class:
- Sewing machine (with manual if possible)*
- Seam ripper
- Curved stainless steel safety pins
- Rotary cutter (retractable / ergonomic recommended)
- 18" x 24" cutting mat
- 6" x 24" quilting ruler (recommended)
- 12.5" x 12.5" square quilting ruler (recommended)
- Quality thread and filled bobbin in neutral color or to match fabric
- 1.5 yard 100% cotton fabric for back of quilt
- 1 yard 100% cotton fabric for large solid blocks and borders
- 1/2 yard 100% cotton for binding
- Two 1/4 yard pieces or 5 fat quarters of 100% cotton fabric for 9-patch blocks
Please bring to 3rd class:
- Walking foot**
- 2 yards cotton batting
* If you need to rent a sewing machine for use during class, please add Sewing Machine Rental to your cart along with your class. Call the shop with any questions at 510-595-8372.
** You will need a walking foot that specifically fits your machine. We recommend taking an existing foot to a local sewing repair shop, or searching for your make and model online. Verb does NOT carry walking feet.
Please feel welcome to come to the shop early to get help choosing your fabrics. We are happy to help!
Students receive 15% off class materials.
4 sessions / 2 hours each
Date: Coming soon!
Cost: $85 with 24 hour advance reservation / $95 walk-in