Free Motion Quilting - with or without a stitch regulator

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You CAN quilt your own quilts!

Brenda would love to show you how!

We will work on some basics of free motion quilting and then learn some more complicated fillers and designs. We will be using the book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting by Lori Kennedy as our guide through these techniques (not included in class fees).

The techniques in this class can be used in both long arm and domestic machine quilting. If you are using your Bernina Stitch Regulator, you MUST be familiar with this foot before class. 

During class we will be using a practice sandwich to learn some basic free motion quilting techniques. If you would have a quilt that you have questions about, please bring it along and we can discuss options. We will also look at samples and talk about how to choose designs.

Free Motion Quilting
Class Supply List


  • Sewing Machine-Clean, oiled and in good working order with an 80/12 top stitch needle
  • Free motion Quilting Foot or BSR
  • Thread- Aurifil 50 wt.
  • Bobbin-Filled with same thread as in machine
  • Scissors-For trimming threads
  • Fun pen or pencil for practicing motifs
  • Sketch Pad or Paper for practicing motifs
  • Pen or Pencil and Paper for Taking Notes
  • Grabaroos or Regi’s Grip Gloves
  • Single Stitch Throat Plate-Helps with the formation of stitches
  • 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting by Lori Kennedy
  • Quilt Sandwiches-have 2 or 3 small quilt sandwiches ready to go. My preference is to use two fat quarters of starched fabric with a thin cotton or cotton/poly blend batting. Use a solid or tone-on-tone print so you can see your stitching. Make sure they are pressed and basted with 505 Basting Spray. 
  • 505 Basting Spray-you do not need to bring this to class. Use it to prepare your quilt sandwiches
  • Extension Table for your Machine-to increase the flat surface area around it
  • Marking Pencil or Pens for fabric
  • Rulers-one long one and one shorter

Helpful but Not Required:
Supreme Slider-Improves your ability to move the quilt as you are working

Useful Books:
Free Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy

Date & Time
Friday March 10, 2023
1:00 PM 3:00 PM (US/Central)

Pine Needles

1300 Salem Rd SW
Suite 350
Rochester MN 55902
United States
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