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Free Motion Quilting on Domestic Machines with Penny Olive/Fort Collins

This hands-on class moves beyond information and involves students in lots of Doodling and Quilting, interspersed with valuable information to help you complete quality quilts and learn the "ins and outs" of free motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine.  Learn control and great quilt designs with "Quilting Calisthenics," a method developed by the instructor that teaches control of our hands, fabric, and machine while stitching designs that have been in our memory since childhood. You will learn simple loops and add in some classic motifs.  Finally, take out the loops and add in flowers and leaves. By the end of the class, you will have the knowledge and hands-on experience to go home and enjoy free motion quilting. (Bring your lunch)

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Requirements: Sewing Machine with feed dogs that drop Free motion quilting foot (AKA hopping foot) - open toe works best Machine quilting needle 80/12 Thread - Top thread to contrast your quilt sandwich (Aurifil works great)! Bobbins--two or three wound contrast top thread AND sandwich. two to four prepared practice quilt sandwiches--for each, take 24-24" of 36" wide muslin. Sandwich each with low loft batting and secure with either safety pins or 505 spray adhesive. Helpful supplies: Machine extension bed, Machine Quilting Gloves Prior to class, please make sure you are familiar with the use of your sewing machine and that is it in good working condition. It is a good idea to bring your user manual with you to class.
Instructor: Penny Olive
Instructor Bio: Penny Olive

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