T-Shirt Quilt . . . As You Go! Club (RM33a)

Taught by RaNae Merrill 

The next LIVE session will begin

January 10, 2022
Mondays, January 10, 17, 24, 31
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern

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There's something really special about wrapping up in a T-shirt quilt, feeling all those memories surround and comfort you or someone you love.  The look on someone's face when they receive the gift of a t-shirt is beyond words.

BUT . . . getting from a bag of old t-shirts to that magical moment can seem like an overwhelming project. And working with stretchy t-shirts can be really challenging.

But that's about to change . . .

Learn how to make that t-shirt quilt 

Quilting One Shirt at a Time!

This approach that has so many advantages!

  • Easily quilt one shirt at a time YOURSELF on your domestic machine
  • Enhance the memories of each event by telling its story in the quilting design!
  • Speed-quilt by combining piecing and quilting in one step
  • Pre-bind your borders before attaching them to the quilt (this is a game changer!)
  • Make smaller quilts or pillows with a few t-shirts, then add more as your t-shirt collection grows.
  • No big, heavy, stretchy top to fight with
  • No need to send it out for quilting.

This "club" style class is ongoing; new students can join at any time. The topics listed below repeat every month, starting with the first week of the month. In addition to these topics (because this is a club) each session is a "master class" where participants share their ongoing projects, discussing their design, process, problems and solutions. 

Week 1: Preparing T-shirts for Quilting
Week 2: Creating and Quilting the Design
Week 3:  Arranging the Layout
Week 4:  Assembling the Quilted Shirts 
Plus one-on-one help each week!

Stay in the club until your quilt is complete or as long as you want! 
Day and time change each month.
Classes are recorded and posted in the Club Facebook group so you can review them later.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a copy of Free-Motion Mastery in a Month for the class?

This isn't a class to learn free-motion quilting, but it's a great way to practice. If you're new to free-motion quilting Free-Motion Mastery in a Month is a GREAT way to learn.  Check it out at https://ranaemerrillquilts.com/pages/free-motion-mastery-in-a-month. It's not required, but it will boost your skills in this class.

How do the live interactive classes work?

The class is taught on an online learning platform -- Zoom -- that allows you to see and interact with the teacher and the other class participants. At the scheduled time, the teacher and students will log in together -- everyone can see everyone else, so you can share work, ask questions, etc. You can view the class on a computer, tablet or phone (you may need to download the app). You will receive login instructions including links and passwords by email and text on the morning of the class. Please "arrive" online during the 30 minutes prior to class so you have time to get set up and learn to use the video conferencing tools.

How do I set up Zoom?

If you watch the class on a computer, you will receive instructions for downloading Zoom at the time you log into the class. If you watch the class on a mobile phone, go to Google Play or the App Store to download and install Zoom Cloud Meetings.

If you need help, you might want to ask a friend, a relative (grandkids are really good at this stuff!), or go to a computer store or library.  The teacher will be online 30-60 minutes before class begins to help get set up for the class.  Once you've done this the first time, it's easy after!

Can I get access to the class after the live session?

The class is recorded and posted online afterward in a private Facebook group, so you can go back and watch the class again if you want to review it or if you missed it.

Can I get help after class?

After class you will have access to a private Facebook group for people who took the same class. The recording of the class is posted there and you and other students can share your work. The teacher checks in from time to time to answer questions.

How long will I have access to the classes?

Each live class ends at the end of the video conference, but the recording of the class will be available in the Facebook Group where you can access it for 60 days after the live class.

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