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Learn basic hand and machine sewing skills and the nuts and bolts technical stuff of assembling your quilt top, tying your comforter and other hand finishing techniques.
Please note, I do not teach machine quilting or hand quilting involving stitching through many layers of fabric and padding.
I can recommend teachers who are better at color work and design.
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Simple patterns, applique or creating your own pattern. I can help you with different techniques. Even if you only want a couple lessons.
i focus on machine quilting. i will do just about anything to avoid hand sewing, but i do know several stitches and when to use them.
I understand patterns, how to change them, when not to change them, and how to make something easier!
Together, we can start at the beginning (how to use a sewing machine, what materials you need, etc) and work up to something amazing (queen sized bed cover perhaps!)
Personally, I am notorious for making my own projects more complicated than necessary but that's because i find a pattern I like and choose to alter it to my own specifications.
Quilting is a fun hobby that allows you to create beautiful works of art. Don't let the size of the quilt intimidate you, anyone can learn to quilt!
I've been teaching quilting now for 15 years. When I first was taught many years ago I took off and can teach anyone the basics of hand quilting as well as using a sewing machine. You will learn how to do basic quilting patterns, how many stitches to an inch, how color fabric works together and we will do a lap quilt using 4 different squares. I will also teach you hand made binding. I supply needles, quilting thread, and basic fabric to practice. I use all quilting books for studying and showing basics to students. Welcome all ages!
Learn the basics of quilting: Reading a pattern, choosing fabrics, cutting fabric, assembling pieces, and finishing the quilt.
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