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Message Board > Quilters' Corner > I signed up for a beginners machine quilting class ( Moderated by Sharon1952)

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Date: 9/14/12 12:04 PM

I decided, with some help from Diana, to sign up for the class. It is a 3 hour class on Oct 4th. I took a few pictures of the project so I had something to look at and remember what she will be teaching. The class is limited to 8 students and I am the 2nd signed up.

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This should be a lot of fun to learn. The project is a 28 x28 sandwich. The owner of the store said the teacher likes to use a solid color for the front and the back, with batting in the middle. I seem to remember she also said to make sure the backing fabric is longer/wider than the top, bacause I think it will wrap around the outside and form a binding. I'm not so sure about this part.

The reason for choosing light fabric is so I can see the stitches I am making. The sample is a fall colored med warm brown on the front. The back is a solid light beige. I will choose something easy to see the stitches on the front and back and in colors I want to look at. The thread will be darker so I can see the stitches well. I am not sure of the colors I want for mine yet.

I know my fabric will not have a distinct pattern on it. Maybe very faint streaks of light color on a slightly darker background. No circles, dots or other things that can distract from my seeing the patterns I am making.

I think this is going to be a lot of fun taking this class. I will be taking my Bernina 630 for this class.

I wish the class was sooner, but I can handle it being in 3 more weeks.

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Date: 9/14/12 1:02 PM

It sounds like fun! Lucky you to live somewhere so you can take advantage of classes without driving an hour one way! I am looking forward to hearing all about the class and what you learned.

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Date: 9/14/12 1:05 PM

Wow in my first machine quilting class we didn't make any kind of project, just two fat quarters layered with some batting to practice. Mine is still my machine cover and sometimes I use it whenever I want to practice on a particular motif and don't feel like making a sample sandwich...

Are they going to cover Stitch in Ditch?

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I seem to remember she also said to make sure the backing fabric is longer/wider than the top, bacause I think it will wrap around the outside and form a binding. I'm not so sure about this part.

The main reason the backing is larger than the quilt top is to give you something to hold on to while you are quilting close to the edges. I usually have my batting a bit larger than the top, also, but not as large as the back so I can make sure the back isn't tucked under and caught in the quilting. Yes, this has happened to me. More than once.

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Date: 9/14/12 2:29 PM

About a week ago I was talking about that sort of binding calling it a self facing binding. They are easy to do.

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Date: 9/14/12 3:06 PM

I have Nancy Zieman's Mitering without Math or whatever it's called, for doing that. I haven't used it yet, but it's there if I need it!

Learn I'm excited for you! You are smart to take advantage of the classes, and I hope it goes really well for you!
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Date: 9/14/12 3:11 PM

yes -- enjoy the class -- I cant remember.. are you the person who started quilting and had to take out all the quilting because you were having hand eye coodination problems?

I hope this class helps!

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Date: 9/14/12 3:29 PM

Looks like you're going to have a great time!

Are you bringing a machine to the class or using one of theirs?

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Date: 9/14/12 7:54 PM

You will have such a good time!

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Date: 9/14/12 10:30 PM

My biggest concern right now is a sore left shoulder. I over did the quilt work 2 weeks ago. I did the border areas and held my shoulders really tight. I will make sure I never do that again. I had my LMP really work on the muscles today. I want to take the class and I have to be ready physically for it. Mentally, I am ready for it to be tomorrow.

I will take my 630. I am going to buy a new trolley for it. My current trolley is just too small for my new Bernina. This means I will be at the dealer and I might have to buy more feet. Or better yet, order a couple of rows for my Barbie Box to store more feet.

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I am a Quilter at heart. I love to play with fabrics, patterns and colors. Recently I have discovered I enjoy doing applique. I love making pictures. Using a sewing machine is much easier than counted cross stitch or oil painting for me. I enjoy landscape quilting as well. I am working on my first applique project in the spring of 2014.
Bernina 630, my main machine
Pfaff 2036, my class machine
Babylock Molly
Bernina 1200DA serger
Unique Sewing Cabinet 450L

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Date: 9/15/12 8:32 AM

Gee this project looks like fun. Please post pics of your quilted project. There is a lot of variety in that one item.

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