Threadrific Quilting with Brenda
Quilting with Specialty Threads
Join Brenda as she takes you through some of the next steps in machine quilting. Using some all over designs from Free-Motion Combinations by Christina Cameli (required for class), we will play around with some of the beautiful threads available at Pine Needles. In class, we will supply you with 7 different spools of thread (you can choose your colors!) and several needles that you will need to work with the threads.
Discover what those numbers on the threads and needles mean and how to match the two for the best results when you are free motion quilting. Learn about thread tension and how to make adjustments for the best results. We will be using practice quilt sandwiches to test our combinations and try out some designs.
Along with learning free motion techniques with different thread weights and types, twin needle free motion quilting and couching with a thicker thread will be demonstrated in class. You will be given instructions on how to make a lap size quilt to showcase free motion quilting designs in your own personalized project to complete after class.
Previous free motion quilting experience IS REQUIRED to take this class as we will not be covering the basics. This is a Bernina Machine only class. Either B535 or Q16 sit down rental machines will be available if you require one. Please contact the store before class to reserve a machine if you will need one.
Machine Quilting with Decorative Threads
Class Supply List
• Bernina Sewing Machine-Clean, oiled and in good working order
• Free motion Quilting Foot-bring your Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) and other free motion feet you may want to try
• Free Motion Combinations book by Christina Cameli
• Wonder Guard Thread Wrap
• 2 Bobbins-In class we will fill one with Isacord Thread and the other with DecoBob
• Scissors-For trimming threads
• Sketch Pad or Paper and Pen for practicing motifs
• Grabaroos or Regi’s Grip Gloves or Bernina Gripper Rings
• Single Stitch Throat Plate-Helps with the formation of stitches
• Quilt Sandwiches-have at least 4 small quilt sandwiches ready to go, bring more if you are a fast quilter! 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. Since they are for practice you do not need to have them basted.
• Extension Table for your Machine-to increase the flat surface area around it
• Marking Pencil or Pens for fabric
Highly Recommended but Not Required
Grid Glider-Improves your ability to move the quilt as you are working
Bernina Foot #72 or #72S
La Espiga -FOR COUCHING ONLY
Twin Needle-3 mm or less
Free Motion Quilting Idea Book by Amanda Murphy
Organic Free Motion Quilting by Amanda Murphy
99 Machine Quilting Designs by Christa Watson