• Sew Creative Stitchery: Quilting 101 @ Cartersville Library

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    Name: Sew Creative Stitchery: Quilting 101 @ Cartersville Library
    Date: February 23, 2019
    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Class Taught by Dora Dryden and Rita Jensen
    Class cost - $10.00 (kit included)

    *Call or visit the library Reference Desk to sign up!*

    If you want to try your hand at the traditional and also modern craft of quilting, this introductory class of basic quilt construction is for you. You will learn techniques for planning, cutting, and construction of a basic quilt block as well as skills in selecting fabrics and materials. 

    Emphasis will be placed on accuracy in cutting and sewing to insure your block comes together perfectly. Your block will then be layered, bound, and
    quilted so that you leave with a small finished quilt. A kit with fabrics and batting is included.

    You should be able to operate a basic sewing machine and sew a straight stitch. You do not have to know anything about quilt construction.

    Supply List:
    - Sewing machine in good working order
    - Thread in a neutral color such as white or cream (50 wt. recommended)
    - Seam ripper
    - Rotary cutter (45 mm recommended) such as Olfa or Fiskars
    - Straight pins and pincushion
    - Scissors
    - Acrylic ruler (6” x 12” recommended) such as Omnigrid
    - ¼” foot for your machine if you have one but not required
    - Walking foot for machine quilting (optional)

    *You may arrive a few minutes early to set up your machine.
    **If you wish to choose your own fabrics, bring two coordinating fabrics of your choice measuring at least 22” x 18, known as a fat quarter. in a good quality cotton.
    Cartersville Library Classroom
    429 West Main Street
    Contact Information:
    Adult Services, 770-382-4203, ext. 138
    $10 class fee - kit included
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