More Techniques for Beginning Quilters
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More Techniques for Beginning Quilters

In an effort to keep classes affordable, we are requesting that you purchase all supplies and materials from Marietta’s Quilt & Sew. We offer a 10% discount for all class supplies. 
We do ask however that you check with us prior to purchasing to ensure the class has made.

More Techniques for Beginning Quilters

This class is for beginning quilters who want to expand on the techniques they use in their quilts. We will make three projects from Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt. The class is 4 sessions over 4 weeks. During the 4th session we will spray baste and quilt the table runner from session 3.

Techniques taught

  • Cutting strips and squares
  • Chain piecing
  • Adding borders
  • Half square triangles
  • Nesting seams
  • Sashing and cornerstones
  • Fusible applique
  • Pin basting and spray basting
  • Straight line quilting
  • Echo quilting

Fabric and Supply Requirements

Book – Pat Sloan’s Teach Me to Make My First Quilt
is required for this class. The book is available in the store.

Fabrics Week 1 – Four Patch Table Runner

  • 1/4 yard light color or print fabric
  • 1/4 yard medium color or print fabric
  • 5/8 yard dark color fabric for borders and binding
  • 1-3/8 yard fabric for backing
  • 21” x 45” piece of batting

o   NOTE: 2-3/4 yard of 60-inch wide batting is enough for all three projects

Fabrics Week 2 – Churn Dash Table Topper (or Baby Quilt)

  • 1/2 yard light color fabric for block backgrounds
  • 3/8 yard medium color or print fabric for churn dashes
  • 1/2 yard dark color fabric for sashing
  • 2-1/2 inch square contrasting fabric for cornerstone
  • 1 yard fabric for borders and binding
  • 1-1/4 yards fabric for backing
  • 45” x 45” piece of batting

Week 3Beautiful Bloom Table Runner

  • 1/4 yard light or print fabric A for blocks
  • 1/4 yard medium or print fabric B for blocks
  • 1/4 yard dark or print fabric C for blocks
  • 1/2 yard red fabric for flower petals and binding
  • 6 x 6” scrap of fabric for flower center
  • 4 x 4” scrap of fabric for flower center
  • Fat quarter or 13 x 13 inch square of cream solid for flower background
  • 1/2 yard Heat n Bond light or similar paper-backed fusible for applique
  • 1-1/2 yard fabric for backing
  • 17 x 53” piece of batting
  • Thread to match flower petals and flower center.

Week 4 – Spray Basting and Machine Quilting

  • Bring all other projects
  • Clear or open toe foot for decorative stitches

Basic Sewing Supplies

  • Sewing machine in good working order. Don’t forget your power cord, foot pedal and manual
  • Sewing machine needles size 80/12 or 90/14. Bring extra needles.
  • Straight pins
  • 50 wt thread in a neutral color such as gray or beige. Aurifil is a good brand.
  • Rotary cutter with a new blade
  • Long acrylic ruler 6.5” X 24.5” or 6 x 24”
  • Square acrylic ruler 12.5”
  • Extra bobbins (wind ahead of time)
  • Cutting mat (at least 18” X 24”)
  • 1/4” presser foot with guide or other method to maintain a 1/4” seam
  • Seam ripper
  • Good fabric scissors
  • Thread snips
  • Marking pencil or chalk marker
  • Pen and notepad for making notes
  • Safety pins (week 1)
  • 505 or other basting spray (week 4)

In addition to your usual sewing supplies, the following tools are nice to have

  • Kwik Klip for use with safety pins for week 1
  • Add-a-Quarter ruler (6” or 12”) for week 2
  • Square acrylic ruler 6.5”

Additional Information

  • Bring a bagged lunch. Coffee, tea, and water, as well as, snacks will be available in our kitchen.
  • 10% off all purchases made for this class. Please inform the staff person that you are purchasing for the class.

About the teacher: Teresa Ess began quilting in 1998, starting with piecing and quilting by hand. She still enjoys hand work but now sews most of her quilts by machine. Her favorite quilts combine interesting color combinations and multiple techniques. She has completed over 100 quilts from “mug rug” to king size.



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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.