Heirloom Sewing For Modern Quilters

Learn how to make textures by both hand and machine in this fun full day class!  You’ll learn smocking and circle gathers by hand, and then compliment them with gathers, pleats, and pintucks by machine. Whether you are a traditional, contemporary, art, or modern quilter, you can add a cutting edge, yet classic, look to your next project.  Great for beginners and experienced sewists.

$25 kit fee per student

Supplies needed:

  • At least ten 8″ squares of good cotton fabric in solid or solid like colors plus one fat quarter,
  • a clear plastic ruler at least 8 inches long (like Omnigrid rulers)
  • a fabric marking pencil (light or dark) that shows up on your fabric of choice
  • thin long hand sewing needles you are comfortable with (I like Jeana Kimball Straw Needles #11)
  • strong thread to match your fabric (I like 40 or 50 weight threads)
  • scissors
  • a sewing machine for the second half of the class
  • a double needle for your sewing machine (Schmetz sells a set of 3 different sizes, which is what I recommend to buy)
  • a group ironing board and iron to share
  • Optional:  gathering foot and pin tuck foot