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Free motion quilting on a home machine by Veronica Hofman-Ortega



 

Veronica Hofman-Ortega presents:

Introduction to Free-Motion Machine Quilting (1 session; 6 hours)

 


 

Get started with no-mark free-motion machine quilting! Topics include sewing machine set-up, quilt preparation, and choosing materials and tools for a successful project. Learn continuous line patterns that can be used with traditional or contemporary quilt styles. You’ll need a machine that allows the feed dogs to drop or be covered. No prior free-motion experience necessary.

 


Introduction to Free-Motion Machine Quilting
Instructor: Veronica Hofman-Ortega
www.FiberAnticsbyVeronica.com
Break free with free-motion machine quilting! In this class, students will learn the basics to get started
with no-mark free-motion machine quilting. Topics covered include sewing machine set-up, quilt
preparation, and choosing materials and tools for a successful project. Students will learn continuous
line patterns that can be used with traditional or contemporary quilt styles. Several free-motion
quilted quilts from instructor’s collection will be shown as examples. This is a beginning class. No
prior machine quilting experience is necessary.

Supply List

1. Sewing machine with ability to drop or cover the feed dogs, power cord and foot pedal. Be sure
your machine is in good working condition and you know how to operate it. If you have a
computerized sewing machine, refer to your owner’s manual or consult your dealer to know what
settings are needed when dropping the feed dogs for machine quilting.

2. Single hole throat plate for your machine. Come to class with this installed on your machine.
Consult your machine’s owner manual or your dealer on how to install this.

 A free-motion quilting foot for your machine. (Sometimes it is called a darning foot, or a machine
quilting foot, or a hopping foot.) This foot usually has a spring. Do not confuse this with the 1/4-
inch quilting foot. Contact your dealer if you are unsure. Come to class with this installed on
your machine.

3. At least two (2) empty bobbins for your sewing machine

4. Curved quilters basting pins or safety pins (8 or 10 pins is enough)

5. 1.5 yards of white or unbleached 100% cotton muslin fabric cut into 6 pieces approximately
18” x 22” (fat quarter size)

6. Small pair of sewing scissors

7. Pencil and notebook for taking notes

 

8. Extension table for your sewing machine (optional)

 


Class kit includes:
1 spool machine quilting thread,
1 spool bobbin thread, quilting needles for sewing machine,
100% quilter’s cotton batting for practice quilt sandwiches,
 and a handout packed with machine quilting tips, terminology and references.

If you have questions about this class or supplies for this class, please contact me at
veronicaquilts@gmail.com. My web site is www.FiberAnticsbyVeronica.com.

 


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Beginner - to Advanced
Materials Included: 1 spool machine quilting thread, 1 spool bobbin thread, quilting needles for sewing machine, 100% quilter's cotton batting for practice quilt sandwiches, and a handout packed with machine quilting tips, terminology and references.
Requirements: 1)Sewing machine with ability to drop or cover the feed dogs, power cord and foot pedal. Be sure your machine is in good working condition and you know how to operate it. If you have a computerized sewing machine, refer to your owner's manual or consult your dealer to know what settings are needed when dropping the feed dogs for machine quilting. 2) Single hole throat plate for your machine. Come to class with this installed on your machine. Consult your machine's owner manual or your dealer on how to install this.3) A free-motion quilting foot for your machine. (Sometimes it is called a darning foot, or a machine quilting foot, or a hopping foot.) This foot usually has a spring. Do not confuse this with the 1/4- inch quilting foot. Contact your dealer if you are unsure. Come to class with this installed on your machine. You can preorder this from Hyderhangout. 4) At least two (2) empty bobbins for your sewing machine 5) Curved quilters basting pins or safety pins (8 or 10 pins is enough) 6) 1.5 yards of white or unbleached 100% cotton muslin fabric cut into 6 pieces approximately 18'' x 22'' (fat quarter size) 6) Small pair of sewing scissors 7) Pencil and notebook for taking notes 8) Extension table for your sewing machine (optional)
Instructor: Taught
Instructor Bio: Taught by Veronica Hofman-Ortega Fiber artist, quiltmaker and instructor, Veronica Hofman-Ortega, follows the philosophy: ''Why use 5 fabrics when you can use 50'' She uses color and contrast to catch the viewer's eye and incorporates dimension and texture to entice the viewer to move in for a closer look. Veronica began quiltmaking using traditional patterns but quickly expanded her work to include art quilts and wearable art. She enjoys the creative aspect of free-motion quilting which uses thread, color and stitch to bring a third dimension to a two-dimensional quilt top. As an instructor, her classes are filled with information, techniques and opportunities for student creativity and self-expression. Veronica has won awards for her quilts and wearables and her work has appeared in national exhibits and juried competitions. Her quilt, ''Pi E2 [Exponentially Embellished]'' was juried into the 2013 Georgia Quilt Show. She authored an article for Belle Armoire magazine that featured her shibori garments [2011], and her quilt, ''Break Free. Take Flight,'' was awarded Best Use of Handdyed/ Altered Fabric in the ''Quilt It'' competition sponsored by Lark Books [2010]. Veronica designs quilt patterns, offers free-motion quilting services, and is a fabric representative for Blank Quilting. She is also an active member of two Chattanooga area guilds. You can follow her quiltmaking journey through her blog at www.FiberAnticsbyVeronica.com. Intro to Free-Motion Quilting workshop short description www.FiberAnticsbyVeronica.com veronicaquilts@gmail.com or veronicaquilts4blank@gmail.com [423] 304-9710 (business cell)
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