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Hive: Free Motion Machine Quilting

Are you intimidated by free motion quilting? Have you given it a try and not been happy with the process and/or results? Join us for an afternoon of perfecting your free motion skills. You will practice a number of quilting designs on paper and on a no-risk quilt sandwich. You will also learn to troubleshoot tension issues and get tips for achieving consistent stitch length.

Prerequisites: Sewing 101 or equivalent experience. You should be comfortable using your sewing machine, including threading, winding bobbins, and basic stitch adjustments, and you should have some basic quiltmaking experience, including piecing and machine quilting.

Bring to Class:
  • sewing machine in working order with darning foot for free motion quilting (please try out the foot before class)
  • instruction manual for your machine
  • basic sewing kit (scissors, seam ripper, tape measure, straight pins)
  • Size 80/12 or 90/14 topstitch or quilting needles
  • good quality thread in a natural color
  • invisible thread (optional)
  • blue wash-away fabric marker - thick point
  • masking tape (not blue painter's tape)
  • 6" x 24" quilting ruler
  • paper & pencil (sketchbook is perfect) for note taking and drawing
  • at least 2 practice quilt "sandwiches"; to make these you will need:
    • 3/4 yard muslin
    • two 14" squares of solid fabric
    • 22" x 27" & 14" square of cotton batting
To make your quilt "sandwiches": Split the 3/4 yard piece of muslin down the middle lengthwise so that you end up with two 22" x 27" pieces. Place the corresponding size piece of batting between the 2 pieces of muslin and pin or spray baste the 3 layers together. Repeat this process for the 14" squares of fabric and batting.

About the Instructor:
Joey's passion has been quilting for the past twenty years – she's pretty sure she was born in a pile of Fat Quarters! She started teaching 15 years ago in the Newbury Park Senior Center and found it incredibly rewarding, Her favorite classes to teach are patchwork both by hand and machine, hand and machine applique, and machine quilting. She has even taught fabric painting and how to use fabric to create beautiful art quilts. She appreciates all types of quilting, including traditional and modern. She loves contemporary fabrics and aspires to a modern approach to quilting – Joey is always open to new techniques and tools!


All classes at superbuzzy require prepayment and registration. In some cases, we are able to accept enrollments on the day of class. All classes begin and end on time; please plan accordingly to get to class on time so that everyone can get started together and right on time!

We know... life happens! Cancellations received 5 days prior to the first meeting are eligible for a credit toward a future class. Cancellations received less than 5 days prior to the first meeting forfeit their registration fee. We recommend you find an awesome buddy to take over your seat!

Classes are subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment.

Hive: Free Motion Machine Quilting

$ 70.00