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Skill Building: Free Motion Practice Panel with Liz Granberg-Jerome

After taking Liz's Scared Stitchless to Free Motion Quilt, you're ready to move on to the next step and start practicing more designs to use on your quilts. The RGA Design-Practice Panels Skillbuilder 1 is designed to do just that! It's a pre-printed panel that includes many free motion designs that, when stitched over, can help you practice to build that muscle-memory necessary to recreate it without drawing as you become more comfortable with the designs. Class fee of $58 includes preprinted practice panel.

Saturday, August 19 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, Lumberyard Arts Center

Supply List: Things you will need for class.

  • RGA Design-Practice Panel Skillbuilder I (from Quilters' Paradise)
  • Batting and backing to fit 36x45" panel
  • Roll of Blue Tape or Packing Tape
  • Sewing Machine in good working order (with instruction manual). Must have a plexiglas surround for your machine (e.g., Sew-Steady table) or a small surround that comes with some machines. You must have room for your hands on both sides of the needle to move the quilt under the needle.
  • Free motion quilting foot or darning foot for machine and the ability to drop or cover the feed-dogs. If unsure, bring all of the feet for your machine. No walking foot please.
  • Basic notions including small scissors or snips, seam ripper, pins, etc.
  • 1 pkg. Schmetz Microtex or Quilting machine needles size 70, 75 or 80 (a variety pack is great)
  • #1 Curved safety pins, 2 dozen or more
  • Threads for stitching: Variegated thread or something bright and contrasting to the black on white printed panel.
  • Your choice of something to give your fingers traction as you move the fabric sandwich under the needle. Suggestions include Machingers or Grabaroos quilting gloves, garden gloves with rubber nubs on fingertips, finger cots. A non-greasy lotion with glycerin (Neutrogena makes several options) also gives nice traction when quilting.

Recommended Battings: Quilter’s Dream Cotton, Warm and Natural, Warm and White, Hobbs 80/20 blend.

Quilting and textile art classes are co-sponsored by Quilters' Paradise and the Lumberyard Arts Center as part of the Quilt Capital of Kansas programming.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Prerequisite: Scared Stitchless introduction to free motion quilting class with Liz Granberg-Jerome
Requirements: Must have the RGA Design-Practice Panel Skill Builder 1 (see under Materials to add to your order)

Sewing machine with Sew-Steady extension or similar surround to support hands on both sides of the needle; feed-dogs that will drop. Free motion quilting or darning foot required.
Instructor: Liz Granberg-Jerome
Instructor Bio: Liz Granberg-Jerome brings 15+ years of quilting experience, on top of 50+ years of sewing to the classroom. She works well with all levels of students, working with each student to ensure everyone in her class succeeds. She began free motion quilting in 2009 on her sewing machine and moved up to a HandiQuilter Sweet 16 sit-down midarm in 2012 that she continues to quilt on.
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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Quilters' Paradise Quilt Shop, owned and run by Sharon Vesecky, opened its doors in its current location on January 3, 1989.