Quick Intro 1 to Free-Motion Mastery in a Month: Lines, Curves & Circles (3-hour workshop)

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Jump start your free motion quilting with this 3-hour introduction to the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. You'll learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Then, RaNae's unique teaching system and specialized tools will guide you step-by-step through simple exercises that will get you quilting three basic shapes -- Lines, Curves and Circles -- that can build a multitude of designs. You'll go home with a practice plan to continue building your skills and best of all, you'll leave class saying "I can DO this!"

(If you enjoy this class, follow it with Quick Intro 2 to learn Teardrops, S-Curves, Spirals and FEATHERS!)

In this class you will learn how to:
- Pre-train your hands anytime, anywhere, before you sit down at the sewing machine.
- Set up your machine for free-motion quilting
- Move your hands, your body and the quilt for relaxed, efficient quilting
- Quilt Lines, C-Curves and Circles (yes, even perfect PEBBLES!)
- Join pre-quilted blocks to make a quilt of any size

The class is taught on domestic sewing machines, but the principles and exercises work equally well on a sit down or frame-mounted long-arm. The book includes instructions for domestic machines, as well as both sit-down and frame-mounted long-arm machines.

Required materials for class: 
Click on "Download Material List" above for class preparation instructions. You should also check with the venue where you are taking the class, as they may have added or changed the materials list according to what they are providing as part of the class.

A sewing machine is required for this class. Please refer to the materials list for necessary accessories and set-up instructions. If you are taking the class at a show, and the show materials say that machines are provided, then the machines will include machine quilting foot, bobbins and thread.

This class does not require that you have a copy of the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month book or the tool kit. However, if you already have them, please bring them. They will be available for purchase in class. If you want to purchase them before class click here to view and purchase these materials in the store, or purchase them at the store where you are taking the class.

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Short class description (93 words):

Jump start your free motion quilting with this 3-hour introduction to the Free-Motion Mastery in a Month process. You'll learn how to set up your sewing machine and find your perfect quilting speed. Then, RaNae's unique teaching system and specialized tools will guide you step-by-step through simple exercises that will get you quilting three basic shapes -- Lines, Curves and Circles -- that can build a multitude of designs. You'll go home with a practice plan to continue building your skills and best of all, you'll leave class saying "I can DO this!"

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Click on the Materials List link above to download the materials list for this class.

Fabric:
1 block of fabric 12” x 12” with a medium to large allover print. 
1 block of fabric 12" x 12" with a SOLID fabric (NO PRINT)
1 square of fusible batting 12" x 12"
2 strips 2.5" x WOF for binding
Thread: 
1 spool 40 or 50 weight high-quality, new, cotton or polyester thread in a color that coordinates with the print fabric and contrasts with the solid fabric.  Please bring 2 bobbins pre-wound. (Don’t bring old thread.)

Sewing tools: Thread-trimming scissors, quilting gloves (if you have them)

Sewing machine accessories and set-up: (Read and carefully follow instructions in materials list): Make sure the machine is working, cleaned and lubricated. Sew on it before you come to class to test it! Know how to drop the feed dogs. Know how to adjust the tension. Bring the instruction manual. Free-motion quilting foot or darning foot (make sure it is the correct foot for your machine and know how to attach it. Test it before class), 2 empty bobbins, new needles in sizes 80/12 and 90/14 “Universal’ and “Quilting” types.

Note to Presenters (Show, Store or Guild):
It is necessary to have a helper in the classroom that can assist with sewing machine issues. If sewing machines are provided at a show, this is usually a representative from the sewing machine manufacturer. At stores and guilds, please provide someone who can assist in this way, as it will help the class move more smoothly for everyone. Thank you.

Length: 3 hours
Project: Free-motion quilted block, finished into mug rugs
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Prerequisites: Basic sewing skills
Materials Fee: $15 (Depending on where you take the class, this might be included in the class fee - check with the venue.)

 

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