Quilting Rotational Designs with the Walking Foot
The walking foot is typically used for quilting in t/he ditch and for simple linear designs like grids and echo quilting. While those techniques and designs are staples for the walking foot, that big funny looking foot can do much more. Lines and gentle curves can be combined in a myriad of ways and if you’re looking for a challenge, come explore the design potential of rotational designs with the walking foot. Students will learn marking and quilting techniques to quilt these fabulous, complex designs as well as a “quilt as you go” process to make these designs even more accessible for large quilts. Students will quilt linear rotations, shape based rotations as well as intriguing geometric linear curved designs. Students will come away with quilted sample designs along with the technical information and confidence to quilt these designs at home.
7 Hour Class (includes one hour for lunch) – DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CLASS
June 17, 2021 – 8:00am
Fee: $120 (kit included)
Student Capacity: 20
- Bernina sewing machines will be provided for students by Quilters HQ.
- Pillow or chair pad to help you be at the right height for quilting. Chairs at workshop venues can be very low. (Recommended)
- Quilting gloves (optional)
- 6″ x 24″ acrylic ruler
- *Fabric safe marker (s) – Please make sure your marking tool contrasts with the fabric in your quilt sandwiches. Seeing the markings is important for this class.
- Practice quilt sandwiches should be whole cloth and solid fabrics.
- (4) 18″ x 18″ prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
- Please use solid fabrics for your quilt sandwiches.
- Please spray baste (recommended) or thread baste your sandwiches. We will be doing intensive marking and pin basted sandwiches will not work.
- Fabric for Quilt As You Go (using same fabrics as sandwiches)
- One 2″ x 18″ strip of quilting cotton
- One 4″ x 18″ strip of quilting cotton
- One 1″ x 20″ strip of batting (the same batting used in your practice sandwiches)
- Notebook or sketchbook and pencil
- Four 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets of cardstock
- Scissors for cutting paper
If you have any questions about preparation, materials or equipment for the class, don’t hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.