Weekly Schedule

Course Outline

The following is a basic outline of what we will be focusing on each week. The topics and focus of each class are subject to change based on the pace of the students and the general understanding of the techniques. We may move faster or slower than what is listed below, and that is ok! The process should be an enjoyable experience. The group will be notified of any changes on a week by week basis.

 

  • Week 1:
    • Introduction to quilting and fabric selection
    • Preparation and planning a quilt
    • Accurate cutting
    • How to find and sew an accurate 1/4” seam
  • Week 2:
    • How to find and sew an accurate 1/4” seam
    • Sewing HSTs: 3 methods
    • Sewing, pressing, and squaring up HSTs.
  • Week 3
    • Sewing, pressing, and squaring up HSTs
    • All about pinning
  • Week 4
    • Work Week – Sewing, pressing, and squaring up HSTs
    • Block design, layout, and construction
  • Week 5
    • Work Week – Continue designing and constructing sampler blocks
    • Troubleshooting and overcoming challenges
    • Sashing and borders
  • Week 6
    • Work Week – Continue designing and constructing blocks
    • Measuring for backing and binding
    • Labels
    • Quilting options
    • “Quilt Sandwich” Demo
  • Week 7
    • Making a “quilt sandwich”
    • Basting
    • Quilting designs, tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Week 8
    • Quilting, squaring up, and binding
    • Adding pockets
    • Quilt care