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Beginning Free Motion Quilting



Learn the basics of free motion quilting by practicing 5 simple NO MARK quilting designs on muslin sandwiches. Find your favorite design and practice, practice, practice and discover you CAN quilt your own quilts!


Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: ► Three to four plain color or tone on tone (no designs/patterns) cotton quilt sandwiches at least 12" square, with cotton batting. These are for practice only - muslin is OK. ► Sewing machine. Know how to drop feed dogs and lower top tension or bring your machine book with you. ► Extension table for your machine, if you have one ► Darning or free motion foot for your machine ► Needles: Topstitch either #80 or 90 ► 1 or 2 full bobbins with cotton, bobbin weight thread (either 50 or 60) ► Cotton or rayon thread for the top, either a 40 or 50 weight ? can either match or contrast your quilt sandwich ► Thread stand, if you have one. Do not buy an inexpensive one for class, they don?t work. If your sewing machine has an expandable upright thread holder, that will work. ► Quilting gloves, only if you have them ► Basic sewing supplies -- scissors or snips, ripper, etc. ► Pen or pencil and paper ► At least 10 pieces of newspaper ? try to avoid paper with pictures
Instructor: Bobbie Butler
Instructor Bio: Bio for Bobbie Butler Bobbie has been sewing since age 7. She won her first sewing contest at age 9 and won a portable Singer sewing machine at age 10. That machine is now known as a Singer ?Feather Weight?. When her children were young, she sewed for herself and her children. After retiring from nursing in 1998, she began to quilt. Quilting became her lifeline after she lost her husband to cancer in 2001. The American Quilting Society?s quilt show in Paducah is an annual trip, taking classes and learning new skills. Bobbie taught quilting classes and hosted/taught mystery classes at a local quilt shop for many years. One of her specialties is fusible applique. She made machine applique samples for a quilt shop for years. Bobbie has won Best of Show twice at Salt Creek Quilt Show in 2008 and 2012 and received multiple other ribbons. After being widowed for 18 years, she found a wonderful widowed man and remarried in 2019. That just goes to prove that its never too late to find love.
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815-729-1600      2011WEBER RD. CREST HILL, IL. 60403       
MON, TUES, THUR, FRI, SAT: 10-4