Students enrolled in this class should be familiar with free-motion (FMQ) and ruler techniques on a longarm quilting machine. We will NOT be covering the basics.
This project-based class will give practical application of many techniques to produce a placemat. Begin with some ruler work and toss in some free-motion quilting for a party on your quilt!
Some of the skills taught will be:
- Stitch and flip piecing
- Changing and using different feet
- Making designs that will fit in sashing or borders
- Raw-edge applique on the longarm
- Apply binding on the frame
Students will be working with a partner on a longarm machine. At the end of class each student will be able to take their quilt sandwich home as a reminder of the skills learned. If we work efficiently, this will be a completed placemat with binding attached to the front. All materials needed in class will be provided. Students may wish to bring a notebook and writing utensil.
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.