Quilt Class 101

CLASS HAS STARTED!!!!
Every Wednesday!!
Quilt Class 101 is a FREE online Quilting Class 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. You can read more about it HERE.
The Course Outline -
Hover over each week for the link to that class...

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..
                             - Design Tips with Jennifer from That Girl That Quilt
                             - Design Tips with Amy from Amy's Creative Side

Week 3 - Cutting - Tools I use, how to cut your material properly, to wash or not to wash, incorporating seam allowances etc.
                             - To wash or not to wash??  Leanne from Mount Vincent Quilts
                             - Cutting Tips - with Rachel from Stitched in Colour

Week 4 - Sewing - Your machine, threads, needles, 1/4" foot, seam allowances, joining seams accurately, pins,
                            - Threads, Needles and Pins,  Cindy from Live a Colourful Life

Week 5 - Constructing your Quilt Top
                - Part (A) Sections, Chain Piecing..Design
                        - Part (B)
                        - English Paper Piecing with Saffron Craig
                        - Raw Edge Applique with Jess from Twin Fibers
                        - Stack and Slash Tutorial with Kate from Kate Conklin Designs.

Week 6 - Borders - adding borders the correct way,

Week 7 - Batting - The different types and what each one is used for..
                                            - The Pro's and Con's of Batting - Amy - Diary of a Quilter
                                            - Piecing Batting by Machine Tutorial - Vicki - Sew Inspired

Week 8 - Backing for your Quilt - Different backing fabrics, creating a pieced back, How much fabric required...Check out the Linky's in today's class for tons of inspiration!!

Week 9 - Basting - how to Baste your quilt, spray? Pins? Types of pins? Tape etc..
                                            - Spray Basting Tutorial with Kristie from OCD

Week 10 - Quilting by machine - Straight line Quilting, using a guide, free motion quilting, stitching in the ditch etc..
                                           - How I'm Quilting my QC Quilt!

Week 11 - Quilting by hand - Cottons to use, technique, needles, hoops..
                                           - Hand Quilting my QC Quilt

Week 12 - Binding - By machine or by hand.. or both.
                                                - Fusible Thread and Binding Tutorial from Amelia, Stitch 'n' bits.

Week 13 - Labels - Labeling your Quilt with Krista from Poppyprint

THE BIG REVEAL!!!

Quilt Class 101 Part 2 
 Quilt blocks and different techniques....




Each tutorial each week, will also link up to many other bloggers that have posted a tutorial on their site..(If you have a tutorial you would like to link up...read more HERE). My way isn't necessarily the RIGHT way of doing things, just a way that works best for ME!!... Check out the number of linky's at the bottom of each tutorial to find the way that best suits YOU!!!

The Class will run every WEDNESDAY each week. We have tons of Giveaways, heaps of fabric, lots of vouchers......Check out my side bar of all my favourite shopping spots!! These lovely ladies are sponsoring Quilt Class 101 for us!!! Learn how to Follow along HERE.
Help promote this class and that you are getting involved...

Chasing Cottons


Any suggestions or questions???
Leave a comment on my blog or  Just pop me an email.....
 I cant wait to hear from you...!!! xx

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