An understanding of Thread, Needles and Tension (TNT) will explode in this informative class for everyone from beginner to advanced quilters. Students will learn to troubleshoot tension issues and choose the proper needle for a project. The fun of the class is hands-on experience with two students at each longarm machine experimenting with many different types and weights of thread. We will play with many different products from Superior Threads including cotton, tri-lobal polyester, metallic, and glitter threads. This class will boost the student’s confidence to try all sorts of threads.
- Understand the many types of thread available for longarm quilting
- Learn about longarm needles
- Understand the correlation between needles and thread
- Learn techniques for using all threads
- Learn to use a horizontal spool pin Improve tension troubleshooting skills
- Improve tension troubleshooting skills
At the end of class each student will be able to take their quilt sandwich home as a reminder of the skills learned. Each student will receive a class handout and a goodie bag. All materials needed in class will be provided. Students may wish to bring a notebook and writing utensil.
*If you have a thread that has given you problems in the past, please feel free to bring it and try it during class.
Kaye Collins loves to create and teach. Although Kaye made her first quilt in 1989, it wasn’t until 2017, when she learned she was going to be a grandmother, that she began her quilting journey. As a student of “YouTube University”, Kaye learned to quilt from some of the greatest teachers in the world and immediately started designing and sewing her own quilt patterns. She purchased a HQ Forte® with Pro-Stitcher® and has never looked back. Once Kaye finds something she enjoys, she can’t help but share it. With a master’s degree in education and twenty years of teaching in high school, she has a toolbox full of skills to provide clear and concise explanations and demonstrations. Helping people develop sewing and quilting skills brings her joy. Kaye teaches in person, virtually, and through her website, OhKayeQuilting.com. Kaye resides in Lehi, Utah with her supportive and enabling husband and two Irish Water Spaniels. She enjoys traveling the country in a motor home, with frequent stops at fabric stores and spending as much time in Maine as possible. She is the mother of three adult sons and has three wonderful grandchildren.