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FMQ classes for beginners - Pattern provided

Two class options

Option 1 : Heart to Heart

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Option 2 : Hummingbird

(see description following Option 1)

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Option 1 :Heart to Heart - Class description

1st part of the class - FMQ practice, maximum duration of 60 minutes:

To begin the course, there will be a practice to master three different types of Free Motion Quilting design on sandwiches of 12 sq. in. with gradual increase in difficulty.

  • 20 minutes practice on doing meandering

  • 20 minutes practice on doing vines

  • 20 minutes practice on doing pebbles

 

Material required for the FMQ practice:

  • Six 12 sq. in. sandwiches 

  • One quilting foot. Preferably an ''Open toe foot’’ or a transparent FMQ foot 

  • Threads that contrast with the chosen fabric. Same colored thread for the top and bobbin. 

  • At least, three bobbins of thread must be spooled ahead of the class.

  • A universal needle, size 14, is good for quilting this type of project.

 

Second part of the class - Heart to Heart block:

Gently, we increase the degree of difficulty of the FMQ design to develop confidence by learning to make leaves on the Heart. 

Material required for the FMQ practice on the Heart:

  • One Heart block without the background is 10’’ x 10’’.

  • With the background the size will be a 14 sq. in. block. 

  • Batting for one block : 14 sq. in.

  • Two pieces of light colored fabrics 14 sq. in. , (one for the background and the other for the backing).

  • Threads that contrast with the chosen fabric. Same colored thread for the top and bobbin. 

  • The 14 sq. in. sandwich (top traced background, batting and backing).  

  • At least, three bobbins of thread must be spooled ahead of the class.

 

Following the class, quilters will be able to quilt the four Heart to Heart blocks at their own pace and by themselves.  See above illustration.

  • Four blocks Heart to Heart: 20 ¼ sq. in.

 

What needs to be ready before class starts:

 1st part of the class - FMQ practice:

  • Six 12 sq. in. Sandwiches 

  • One quilting foot installed

  • Three spooled bobbins 

  • The feed dogs must be lowered

 

Second part of the class - Heart to Heart block

  • On the 14 sq. in. background fabric, draw the FMQ design of the "Heart" block with a 0.05 ml pencil. Don't worry about the pencil it's just a practice!

  • Use a glass table top with a lamp underneath or a window to trace.

  • Then make a 3 layered sandwich (top traced background, batting and backing).    

 

During the course, I will share with the group all my tips and tricks as well as my knowledge of fabric, technique, type of threads for this kind of project, etc.

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Option 2 : Hummingbird - Class description

1st part of the class - FMQ practice, maximum duration of 60 minutes:

To begin the course, there will be a practice to master three different types of Free Motion Quilting design on sandwiches of 12 sq. in. with gradual increase in difficulty.

  • 20 minutes practice on doing meandering

  • 20 minutes practice on doing vines

  • 20 minutes practice on doing pebbles

 

Material required for the FMQ practice:

  • Six 12 sq. in. sandwiches 

  • One quilting foot. Preferably an ''Open toe foot’’ or a transparent FMQ foot 

  • Threads that contrast with the chosen fabric. Same colored thread for the top and bobbin. 

  • At least, three bobbins of thread must be spooled ahead of the class.

  • A universal needle, size 14, is good for quilting this type of project.

 

Second part of the class - Hummingbird block:

Gently, we increase the degree of difficulty of the FMQ design to develop confidence by learning to make leaves on the Heart. 

  • The Hummingbird without the background fabric is 14'' wide x 25'' high (35.5 cm wide x 63.5 cm high).

  • The Hummingbird dimension with the background is 22'' wide x 33'' high (59 cm wide x 84 cm high).

  • The batting should be  22'' wide x 33'' high (59 cm wide x 84 cm high).

  • Two pieces of light colored fabrics also 24’’ wide x 35’’ high (61 cm wide x 89 cm high). One for the background the other for the backing.

  • Threads that contrast with the chosen fabric. Same colored thread for the top and bobbin. 

 

Matériel requis pour la pratique de piqué libre pour le Colibri :

  • One  22'' wide x 33'' high (59 cm wide x 84 cm high) sandwich.

  • Threads that contrast with the chosen fabric. Same colored thread for the top and bobbin. 

  • At least, three bobbins of thread must be spooled ahead of the class.

 

What needs to be ready before class starts:

 1st part of the class - FMQ practice:

  • Six 12 sq. in. Sandwiches 

  • One quilting foot installed

  • Three spooled bobbins 

  • The feed dogs must be lowered

 

 Second part of the class - Hummingbird block:

  • On the 22'' wide x 33'' high (59 cm wide x 84 cm high) background fabric, draw the Hummingbird design with a 0.05 ml pencil. Don't worry about the pencil it's just a practice!

  • To trace, use a glass table top with a lamp underneath or a window.

  • Then make a 3 layered sandwich (top traced background, batting and backing).  

 

​​During the course, I will share with the group all my tips and tricks as well as my knowledge of fabric, technique, type of threads for this kind of project, etc.

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