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quilting 101 learn to quilt!

In this 8-week course, students will learn the art of quilting.  Students will make a quilt measuring approximately 48" x 48" using Half-Square Triangles, a basic beginner-friendly sewing block.  (This quilt size is perfect for baby gifts!)  We'll systematically work through the proper techniques of the quilting process, from cutting to piecing to assembling, basting, quilting, and binding a quilt.  Students will not only receive instruction on these steps but will have sufficient time during class to work on and master these skills under the guidance of the instructor. 

Prior to the start of the course, students will receive an email with material requirements.  Fabrics for the quilt top must be purchased before (and brought to) the first class. 

Note:  This course is designed with enough work time that should be able to finish the quilt during class time, but a finished product is not guaranteed.

Required Materials:
- Studio M Squared's Simple Star Quilt Pattern 

- Star Fabrics: (8) fat quarters or (8) 3/8 yard cuts
- Background Fabrics: (8) fat quarters or (8) 3/8 yard cuts. Alternatively, if using one fabric for the entire background you will need 1 yard
- Border/ Sashing Fabric: 1/2 yard
- Backing fabric: 3 1/4 yard

- Binding Fabric: 3/8 yard
- Cotton Batting: 1 Package of Batting - Twin size - at least 54" x 54"
- (1) spool 50 weight Aurifil thread for piecing
- (1) spool 40 weight Aurifil for quilting
- (1) can of basting spray

Required Tools: 
- Rotary Cutter and Acrylic Ruler
- Pins
- Fabric scissors
- Seam ripper
- Marking tool - chalk or friction pen

We have modified our classes to comply with the CDC guidelines and NJ Executive Order 152. Classes will be limited in size and wearing of masks will be required.  In addition, students are required to supply their own tools as identified in the tools list within the class description. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Materials Included: No
Requirements: Students do not need quilting experience, however students must be comfortable with independently operating a sewing machine.
Instructor: Mandy Richards

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
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  • 361 South Avenue E, Suite 4 (2nd fl)
  • Westfield, NJ 07090