Workshop: Creative Quilting With a Walking Foot (Two-Day Class)
Based on designs and information in WALK: Mastering Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot
Instructor: Jacquie Gering
Want to quilt your quilts on your home machine and maybe free motion quilting isn’t for you? Come discover the joy and creative possibilities of quilting with your walking foot. Linear quilting has a long history and is making a comeback in both modern and traditional quilts. Learn tips and tricks for successful quilting with your walking foot along with innovative quilting designs that can be accomplished on your home machine.
Supply and Materials List
Sewing machine with walking foot or dual feed. Please have the guide bar or seam guide that works with your walking foot and if available put on the open toe sole for your foot. An open toe will allow for much more visibility around the needle. If you have questions on your foot, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure your machine is clean, oiled and in good working order with a fresh needle installed. Please install your foot and test your machine’s tension and stitching ability before class.
An extension table is recommended, but not required. (If using a dual feed, please have all the feet that work with the dual feed available.) Have all stitch plates that are available for your machine accessible for class.
Sewing machine manual at hand!
Knee lift installed if available
Thread for quilting (I recommend 50 weight aurifil thread in both the top and bobbin with an 80/12 quilting needle or a sharp) Thread that contrasts with your practice sandwiches will help you see your quilting stitches better while practicing.
Quilting gloves (optional)
Hem gage or small ruler
6″ x 24″ acrylic ruler
Fabric safe marker for marking on your quilt sandwiches
(1) 12″ x 12″ prepared quilt sandwich for the test drive (top, batting and backing)
(2) 12″ x 18″ prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
(4) 18″ x 18″ prepared quilt sandwiches for practice (top, batting, and backing)
On one of your 18” x 18” sandwiches, please mark a 3″ x 3″ square grid across the sandwich with a fabric safe marker. (Mark lines 3″ apart horizontally across the sandwich. Rotate the sandwich 90 degrees and repeat to form a 3″ square grid.)
On one of your 18” x 18” sandwiches, please mark a 4″ x 4″ square grid across the sandwich with a fabric safe marker. (Mark lines 4″ apart horizontally across the sandwich. Rotate the sandwich 90 degrees and repeat to form a 4″ square grid.)
Practice quilt sandwiches should be whole cloth and solid fabrics. Muslin is fine. Please, NO pieced or print fabric sandwiches.
I recommend low loft cotton batting. You can pin baste or spray baste your prepared quilt sandwiches but they need to be basted and ready to quilt. Spray basted quilt sandwiches will be easier to mark and are recommended.
WALK: Mastering Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot
WALK 2.0: More Machine Quilting With Your Walking Foot
Both books are available on my website if you would like signed copies, or you can purchase them from Amazon or your local quilt shop.
If you have any questions about preparation, materials or equipment for the class, don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com.
Day 1: Friday, May 7, 2021
- 10:00am - 4:30pm
- Workshop (part 1)
Day 2: Saturday, May 8, 2021
- 10:00am - 4:30pm
- Workshop (part 2)