The Finer Elements of Machine Quilting by Helen Butler

Quilting on your home machine is an acquired skill that takes practice. In class we will learn the basic elements of machine quilting through a series of lessons such as a variety of back-ground fills, trapunto feathers, circles, spirals, headbands, peacock feathers, crosshatching, and many other elements. You will become proficient as we learn the many options available to beautify your quilts. The first half of the class we will be making samples to go into a binder for your reference. We will also mark a quilt design on fabric and learn the fine art of trapunto. Last we will mark a design on fabric to be quilted. I will have patterns in class to choose from.

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

Saturday All Day Class
March 28th, 2015
8:30am – 11:30am & 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Class: $30
Pattern Fee- $10.00 paid to teacher in class
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Supplies Needed

8, 14” muslin quilt sandwiches pinned together with safety pins ( you can come with more if you want to practice a lot)
1 mark-B-Gone marking pen
Safety pins
1 package #70 universal needle or #70 microtex sharp (beginners tend to break a lot. Be prepared.)
1 spool invisble mono filament thread Sulky Brand or Superior thread
1 Spool dark thread
1 Spool light thread
1 Spool Mettler #60 weight thread or Superior Bottom line thread
1 Pair Machinger gloves
Darning foot
Walking Foot
Single-hole needle plate (not required but helpful)
2” 3 ring binder or large binder for class samples
Basic Sewing Kit

Trapunto Supplies: (This is not mandatory for class sample, but is necessary for the Trapunto section)
Trimming scissors
1 14” square of Polyester batting (preferably heavier)
1 Spool wash-away thread (Vanish from Superior Threads is a good choice)


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