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Quilting with your Walking Foot Part 2 - Sun Prairie

“Your New Best Friend – Your Walking Foot” Class Part 1 has been very popular, and students have asked for a second class covering additional designs from Jacquie Gering’s great book WALK.   The walking foot helps quilters feel a level of comfort and control while creating interesting grids and gentle curve designs.   This class covers the 2nd half of the WALK book. You need a copy of WALK for the class. You do NOT have to take Walk 1 to take this class.

Skill Level: Beginner
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Requirements: WALK BOOK CLASS Part 2 TEACHER: Cindy Fenster Mill House Quilts 972 W. Main St., Sun Prairie phone: 608-849-6473 Mill House Quilts 116 Front St., Beaver Dam phone: 920-356-5021 The classes are held in the shops, and there are no stairs. This class is a follow-up to the WALK BOOK Part 1 Class. Students loved the different techniques we learned and practiced and the nine design patterns they could add to their quilting skills. They wanted to continue working on additional designs in the second half of the book. Their enthusiasm spurred me on to develop WALK BOOK Part 2 Class. Most quilters think of their walking foot as a tool to ?stitch in the ditch?. Numerous quilting designs are achievable with the Walking Foot that provides a quilter with a comfortable level of control and success. Current quilting designs make use of straight lines, as well as slightly curved lines, to produce grids and patterns that provide interesting texture to your quilts This Part 2 class features the second half of the WALK BOOK by Jacquie Gering and will add nine more designs to your quilting toolbox. SUPPLY LIST The WALK BOOK, by Jacquie Gering, is required for the class. Each student will need to have a copy to learn and practice the designs Please bring nine quilt ?sandwiches? for practicing these quilting techniques and the nine design patterns we will be learning. Because these quilt sandwiches will guide your future projects, you will want to have a sandwich for each one. You will need 2 ? yds. of muslin or a solid colored cotton fabric. Do not choose a print, for It is too difficult to see your quilting stitches on a print. You will cut the 2 ? yards into 6 strips measuring 14? each. Then subcut the 14? strips into 14? squares. This will give you at least nine squares for the tops and nine squares for the backing. Total 18 squares of fabric. You will need batting. I recommend Hobbs 80/20 Fusible Batting. This product eliminates the need for pinning the three layers of your quilts. It is available at Mill House and can be purchased off the bolt. It is 96? wide and you will need 1 yard. You will cut two strips 14? wide and then subcut so you have at least nine 14? squares of batting. There will be batting left for additional practice sandwiches. The batting is fusible on both sides. All you have to do is make the quilt sandwich by putting the two layers of muslin/fabric together and then placing the batting between those two layers. Press the sandwich on both sides. Use a hot iron without steam Do not iron by moving the iron across the fabric. You must PRESS, not iron. With squares layered, starting in the center, set the iron down, press and hold for at least 5 seconds, and then lift the iron and move to the next adjacent area. You must be patient and hold it in place for the iron to activate the fusible layer. Once you have done one side, then flip the sandwich over and do the same thing on the other side. Sometimes you will need to repeat pressing again. If you go to YouTube and search for Hobbs 80/20 Fusible Batting, you will find a short video demonstrating how it is done. Remember to hold it for at least 5 seconds before lifting the iron and moving to a different spot. Sewing machine in good working order. It is a good idea to bring along the instruction manual for your machine. For the class you need to have a basic knowledge of how to operate your machine, namely, WALK BOOK Part 2 page 2 threading it. winding the bobbin, and using a straight stitch. If you have a knee lifter, bring it along. ( Don?t forget to bring the machine?s foot pedal and power cord. (It is easy to forget them at home. ) o Walking foot for your machine and the guide bar. o The free arm extension bed of your machine needs to be as big as possible. The large, plexiglass extension tables are a good investment if you are going to do a lot of machine quilting. If you currently have one, bring it. o Quilting Needle for your machine (New, Sharp needle, Schmetz Microtex, or those called Machine Quilting needles. The size of the needle depends on the thread being used. For 50 wt. cotton, use the size #75/11 or #80/12. o Small scissors for clipping threads o Cotton thread and matching bobbin thread that is lighter than the color of your fabric (50 wt. is a good choice), but you can quilt with any type of thread. In class you will learn all about the appropriate threads and needles to use in your quilting o An acrylic 6 ? x 12? Ruler for drawing a straight line and angles. It is good to bring a couple of other rulers along. Ex. 6? square. o Fabric markers: Water-soluble blue fabric marker, chalk marker and/or a Frixion pen (available at Mill House) or any marker that you like to use and you know the marks will be removed when you are done. Always test your markers on a scrap of your fabric. o A few sheets of paper for notetaking and pen or pencil o Quilters? Gloves for gripping the fabric (Machingers Quilting Gloves are great and available at the shop.) o Seam Ripper o A small ruler with 1/8? marks o Blue Painter?s Tape Many of these supplies are available at the shop. Be sure to ask the staff if you need any help. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at (608-572-1830) or email I love to teach and I can?t wait to share these techniques with you. I look forward to our time together. Cindy Fenster Class Policies: Classes must be paid for at the time of registration. Double punches will be given for class supplies. If you cancel out of a class more than one week before, you will forfeit 10% of the class fee. If you cancel one week or less before a class, you will forfeit the entire class fee. If the weather is bad, we hold the class/event if the instructor/leader arrives. Mill House Quilts reserves the right to cancel a class/event one week before if there is insufficient enrollment. You may send someone else in your place. JANUARY 2023
Instructor: Cindy Fenster

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