Description of Class
Have you ever wanted to machine quilt your own quilts but didn’t know where to start? Completing a quilt from start to finish can be so satisfying and now it’s easier than ever to get smooth curves and beautiful motifs with the help of the myriad of quilting rulers that are on the market. In this class you will learn to use a straight ruler and a set of circle rulers to create beautiful designs with very little marking on your domestic machine. Learn how to set up your machine for rulerwork, how to handle the rulers safely, get tips for ruler placement and see many types of rulers that are available and what to look for in a good ruler. You must have a ruler foot for your machine. Many of the major sewing machine brands now have their own ruler foot, inlcuidn Bernina, Janome, Babylock, and Husqvarna Viking. Westalee also offers a generic foot, just let them know whether your machine has a high or low shank. Rulerwork can open up so many possibilities for your machine quilting. Learn how much fun it can be.
Teachers Name: Kim McCloskey
Contact Info- Phone: 801-319-5513 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org (NOT gmail)
Skill Level: All levels
Class Date, Time & Length: Thursday April 2nd Afternoon 2:00-5:00pm
Held in Classroom- 305
Pattern Cost-(Paid to teacher on day of the class) $5
Finished Size- 20 ½” x 21”
Kit Cost (Paid to Teacher on the day of the class)- Optional Kit is $10
(2) 23″ x 23″ Fabrics, preferably with a light, and solid colored
23” x 23” cotton or polycotton batting.
Cutting instructions / Prework for Class :
Make 23” x 23” quilt sandwich (fabric on top and bottom of batting)
23″ X 23″ quilt sandwich,
water or air erasable fabric marker,
one straight line machine quilting ruler,
one set of circle rulers (these are thicker rulers than the rulers you use for cutting fabric),
a ruler foot for your sewing machine (absolutely vital),
contrasting thread (preferably Isacord, Aurifil, Superior, or another high quality 50 wt. quilting thread),
a size 90/14 sharp needle,
sewing machine in which you can lower or cover the feed dogs.
Optional but helpful- an acrylic slide-on table, a straight-stitch throat plate for your machine, and a Supreme Slider (Westalee also has an equivalent mat).
BSK (Basic Sewing Kit: Sewing Machine in working order with power cord & foot pedal, thread, extra sewing needle, straight pins, paper scissors, fabric scissors, seam ripper, rotary cutter with a fresh blade, a ruler that is sufficient for the class, cutting mat, paper & pens/pencil for taking notes, iron and your favorite treats)