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Free Motion Quilting



Donna will teach you how to free motion quilt!  A fun and excellent class that will provide the skills to advance your quilting skills.
Attendees must bring the following items to class:

1. Sewing machine in good working order. If you have an extension table, bring it with you. It makes free-motion easier.
2. Foot Control
3. Power Cord
4. Free motion foot – most models have several available; please ask if you are unsure. Also called a darning foot, open toe foot, or free-motion quilting foot .Please make sure to have this attached to your machine before class.
5. Owner’s manual for your machine
6. Sewing gloves  
7. Thread scissors
8. Thread – several bright colors of polyester thread to contrast with your fabric. Glide polyester is recommended.
9. Bobbins – 5 or 6 prefilled bobbins. It is better to use different colors from your top thread to check the tension, but in this case, please use the same weight thread that you are using for the top thread.
10. Needles: 1 package of Microtex sharp 80/12 needles. You will need a brand new needle in the machine before we start class.
11. Fabric: You will need top fabric (I recommend dark fabrics so you can see your stitching), batting, and backing fabric. For the top fabric and the backing fabric, I recommend solid fabric. Prints make it very hard to see your stitching and patterns.
Bring 15 – 20 quilt sandwiches – 10” x 15” (1½ yards of 2 different fabrics will be plenty) – don’t forget the batting. Have them cut before you come to class – there will NOT be time to cut during class.
12. Bring a spiral notebook OR 3-ring binder with a few sheets of paper, pencil, and white mechanical marking pencil such as a Bohin or Fons and Porter.
Come early and be ready to go when your class is scheduled to start.


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginners welcome. Have a machine in good working order.
Materials Included: Handouts provided for the free quilting.
Requirements: Sewing machine in good working order. Don't forget your foot and power cord. Needles, gloves, Glide thread, chalk pens and other supplies are available at Erin Matthew Sewing. PLEAE ENSURE YOU HAVE A SPRING FREE MOTION FOOT FOR YOUR MACHINE. Please contact your sewing machine brand dealer to order one for your machine if you do not have one.
Instructor: Donna Leinberger
Instructor Bio: Donna teaches free-motion quilting and ruler guided free-motion quilting on domestic machines, and free-motion quilting and ruler guided quilting on longarm quilting machines. She has taught in several states including Michigan (Freeland, Frankenmuth, Midland, Bay City, Grand Rapids, and Port Huron.
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