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quilting 301- design your own quilt top

Take your quilting skills to the next level by mastering the theory behind quilt design and have the opportunity to create your very own quilt design. Join Mandy Richards for this eight- week series as we adventure into quilting.

 Each week we will systematically work through the creative process involved in making a quilt, from design through to a finished quilt top.

 -Week 1 we will cover the theory of a block and demystifying quilt math. Students will discuss their design ideas and start to put their ideas down on paper. 

 -Week 2 will review color, during this class we will discuss color theory and how to use the color wheel to best pick the colors for your quilt. We will also touch on fabric selection addressing the balance between pattern and blenders.

 -Week 3 through 8, students will complete their own quilt top design and construct the quilt top.

 During class we will just be making the quilt top, if you need help with finishing your quilt, we will be offering quilt finishing classes that will run in the weeks following this series. Or alternatively speak to us about our long-arm quilting services. 

 This series is perfect for students who have completed quilting 101 and sewn one more quilt or have intermediate sewing / quilting experience.

 Required materials and tools

  • Fabric yardage dependent on your quilt design
  • Colored markers or colored pencils for the design stage 
  • Gridded paper here
  • Co-ordinating thread
  • Rotary cutterruler
  • Marking tools
  • Detail scissors
  • Seam ripper

Students will be expected to bring quilting inspiration images to the first session to guide their own quilt design.

Cancellation Policy:

If you are unable to attend the class, a refund will only be provided if you notify us 72 hrs in advance in writing by email and there is a waitlist for the class, and we are able to fill your spot.  Otherwise, a credit for a future class will be issued.

 No refunds or credits will be provided if you notify us less than 72 hrs in advance. By registering for the class, you are agreeing to this cancellation policy

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Suitable for students who have completed quilting 101 and sewn one more quilt or have intermediate sewing / quilting experience.
Materials Included: No
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
  • Email:
  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090