.... is coming!!!
Starts April 6th!!!online! AND...
Quilt Class 101 that will run over a period of about 12 weeks. This class will teach you everything from the beginning with Fabrics, where to source them, what to buy, what a Fat Quarter is.. to Designing quilts, Cutting, Sewing...Basting, Quilting etc...until you have your own first quilt done.
Each week I will post a new lesson, tutorial, technique... that you can follow... from start to finish. Each lesson with be archived in the page at the top 'QUILT CLASS 101'... so they will always be there to refer back to. A one stop shop for making a quilt.
The Course Outline -Week 1 - Fabric - Choosing fabric, fabric designers, fabric bundles, Fat Quarters, jelly Rolls etc, Where to buy fabric locally or online overseas, shipping costs.. My favourite online shops etc.
Week 2 - Design - 'Sew as you go' OR the Designer - Using a graph book and planning, no rules.. Books/ blogs/ flickr... all the online sources or inspiration..
Week 3 - Cutting - Tools I use, how to cut your material properly, to wash or not to wash, incorporating seam allowances etc.
Week 4 - Sewing - Your machine, threads, needles, 1/4" foot, seam allowances, joining seams accurately, pins,
Week 5 - Constructing your Quilt Top - sections etc
Week 6 - Borders - adding borders the correct way,
Week 7 - Batting - The different types and what each one is used for..
Week 8 - Basting - how to Baste your quilt, spray? Pins? Types of pins? Tape etc..
Week 9 - Quilting by machine - Straight line Quilting, using a guide, free motion quilting, stitching in the ditch etc..
Week 10 - Quilting by hand - Cottons to use, technique, needles, hoops...
Week 11 - Binding - By machine or by hand.. or both.
Week 12 - Quilt block techniques.... This last tutorial will prob run over another 6 week period where i will teach the basics to make various traditional and modern quilt blocks. Sewing curves, 9 Patch, Stars and diamonds, Stack and Slash, Raw edge applique, Needle turn applique, paper piecing, log cabin, spider block, etc...
Here's How..... Write your own tutorials on any of these areas that you choose...You can either email me your tutorial and perhaps i can post it into one of the main tutorials that week. OR, there will be a linky at the bottom of each week that you can link up your tutorial from your site!!
Perhaps you have a certain way you choose and buy your fabric, maybe you always baste a certain way, is there a certain technique you love???..... Please share it with us.
Wanna join in??
PLUS,Check out my new list of my Favourite Fabric shops on my side bar... These lovely ladies are sponsoring Quilt Class 101... for us!! Over the 3 month period there will be TONS of GIVEAWAYS....HEAPS of FREE Fabric! LOTS of fabric vouchers...
So, Bookmark April 6th in your calendar... the First Class starts then and will run every WEDNESDAY each week. xx
Help promote this class and show that you are getting involved...
If you have any Questions or Suggestions to help make this class great, contact me HERE... I cant wait to start reading ideas and tutorials from you...!!! xx