Learn this exciting method of edge to edge quilting your quilts using your embroidery machine!! Please note the work that needs to be done prior to class.
PRIOR TO CLASS:
Purchase the book Edge to Edge Quilting with your Embroidery Machine by Amelie Scott Designs and transfer the FOLDER with designs for your machine model to a USB stick.
Prepare a small quilt (panel size) or a large table runner layered with batting and backing. Pin baste, thread baste, or use a tack gun. Backing MUST be 7" wider and longer than quilt top. Batting needs to be bigger than top but not not as big as backing. Hint: use strips of scrap fabric to sew around backing to make it larger. It will be cut off when top is trimmed for binding. If you are not comfortable with layering a quilt, refer to Amelie Scott's blog for help--the website is listed in her book. The staff at the Iowa Quilt Block can also help you with how to layer a quilt. Come to class with your top properly layered! No class time is allowed for layering.
BRING TO CLASS:
* small quilt layered with batting and backing (see above)
* embroidery machine with large oval hoop, Midi hoop, Maxi hoop or Jumbo hoop
* templates for your selected hoop
* Machine's accessory box with #26 foot, extra bobbins, straight stitch throat plate, etc.
* embroidery scissors for clipping threads
* thread for quilting (suggest Isacord, Aurifil or So Fine)
* appropriate machine needles for thread choice
* med point black Sharpie pen
* black Frixion pen or Choc-o-liner marker
* ruler to mark a line (at least a 3" x 12")
* 4 large straight pins
* tape measure
* calculator (cell phone?)
* OESD PolyMesh stablizer wide enough to fit your hoop
* 1/2" double sided basting tape
* paper for notes