This class will cover the basics of using a walking foot to quilt your projects. You will get to know your specific foot by experimenting with tension, thread types, stitch length and other technical aspects. We will be making a series of blocks to learn various walking foot stitch patterns. These blocks will be joined together into a wall hanging or small quilt. We will be using the book Walk by Jacquie Gering as our textbook. Please bring your copy to class.
A sewing machine with a walking foot or even feed foot (bring extra bobbins), and
your instruction manual
Basic sewing supplies:
· Marking tools – I suggest a chalk pencil and a Frixion pen to start
· A 12” to 18” quilting ruler
· Microtex sewing machine needles – sizes 80, 90
· A sturdy needle threader and needle
· Pins, scissors, rotary cutter, etc.
Twin Cities Quilting will provide irons, ironing surfaces and cutting mats.
Thread – bring a variety of sizes and colors. We will be experimenting with
different top and bobbin threads.
Examples: #50, #40, #12, variegated, solid colors, cotton, poly, rayon, mono-
Batting: I recommend Hobbs fusible 80/20 batting. This product makes it easy to
put your quilt sandwiches together.
You can also use spray adhesive with regular batting. (Note – any spray