Finer Elements of Quilting with Home Machine #2

Class Description:

This class is an extension of my class taught at the Blackfoot Quilt Fest 2015 with continuation of more of the fine elements of machine quilting yet anyone can learn. My first class IS NOT required to take this one. We will explore many more quilting techniques such as spirals, tea cups, and clamshells. We will perfect the technique of free hand feathers and I will show you some of my latest quilts. We will discuss curved cross hatching and its application and how it really puts the WOW factor on your quilt. Lastly we will have a discussion on color and shadow trapunto and I will have a pattern available so you can experiment with this beautiful technique. Please bring the required fabric and come prepared to improve your machine quilting skills. In no time you will start making beautiful quilts.

Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Instructor: Helen Butler
Contact:, (801)756-1965

Saturday All Day Class
April 9th 2016
8:30am – 11:30am & 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Class: $30
Pattern Fee: $10.00 paid to teacher in class
Class Time: All Day Saturday April 9th, 8:30am-11:30am, 2:00pn-5:00pm
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Supplies Needed

9, 14 inch muslin quilt sandwiches pinned together with safety pins around the edges for practice

1 Mark-B-Gone marking pen

1 package #70 universal needle or #70 microtex sharp, sewing machine needles.

1 spool invisible polyester mono filament thread

Several spools of thread, light and dark in color.

1 spool Mettler #60 weight thread or Superior Bottom line thread for the bobbin

1 pair Machinger gloves

Basic sewing supplies- scissors, pins, bobbins, etc.

Sewing machine light (optional)

Several sharp pencils and pad of paper for drawing

Ruler for marking lines, 12 inch

1 spool metallic thread (optional) 1 metallic needle by Schmetz


Requirements for your machine:

Darning foot

Walking foot

Single-hole needle plate (not required but helpful)

Please be very familiar with your machine and how to operate it.

Power strip


Shadow Trapunto Supplies

Trimming scissors

One 18 inch square of dense polyester batting

1 spool wash-away thread, Vanish by Superior Threads works well

Please bring one or several ½ yard brightly colored florescent fabrics like batiks in red, blue, yellow, or pink, to audition for your shadow trapunto.

Approximately 1 yard batting, wool, cotton, or 80/20 poly cotton will do

Color Trapunto

1 yard lightweight or sheer muslin or an opaque fabric such as batiste.

Finer Elements of Machine Quilting 2.0


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