GREENPOINT WORKSHOP: Beginner Quilting
Learn modern quilting techniques! This one-day workshop will cover all the basics of assembling, machine-quilting, and finishing a small quilt.
In one five-hour session, you'll learn:
- Understanding quilting materials, including batting and binding.
- How to assemble a "quilt sandwich" and baste or prep it for quilting
- How to quilt on a standard home sewing machine using a walking foot
- How to attach the quilt binding by machine, to finish the edges of your quilt
In class, you will start and finish a 36" square quilt with two different fabrics on the front and back. The finished project makes an ideal baby quilt, lap quilt, or wall hanging. You'll also leave with the know-how to tackle more quilting projects on your own!
Note: This class does not cover patchwork quilting. We will be working with solid pieces of fabric, not pieced patchwork. If you'd like to learn to sew patchwork, check out our Beginner Patchwork Intensive. Register for both and save $20 using the code QUILTPARTY -- and yes, you can use the blocks created in that class for your quilt!
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This is an easy/intermediate class -- you do not need advanced sewing skills, but you must have basic machine sewing knowledge. Our Sewing 101 or equivalent is a prerequisite to this class. Unfortunately, we cannot accept students for this class who have never sewn on a machine.
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Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
Cost: $95. Does not include fabric and other necessary materials, which will be available for purchase during class at a 10% discount to workshop attendees.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Diana Rodgers is a teaching artist living in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Since earning a BFA in apparel design from FIT, she has enjoyed a varied creative career including fashion designer, entrepreneur, and teacher. The ‘common thread’ among all these endeavors is sewing. Diana currently teaches weekly sewing classes to children and adults, covering everything from clothing to accessories to quilts. When not teaching, she creates sewn illustrations (or applique), inspired by all the things that make her feel nostalgic. You can check 'em out on Instagram @wonderthreads