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Quilting With a Walking Foot



Learn from Jolynn O'Neil different techniques to quilt using your Walking Foot. Jolynn teaches this class and the collage class all across Texas and she is also the owner/operator of the Rock House Retreat in Santo where we hold our bi-annual retreats!

Supply List Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot Sewing Machine with a walking foot.

If you have a guide to your walking foot bring it. This class is all about learning to use your walking foot! No free-motion. If your machine has decorative stitches we will use them.

Thread to match your quilt, cotton or silk covered cotton. Rayon and Polyester are harder to use.

Machine needle 80/12

Thread clipper or small scissors Safety pins about 1” long, you will need about 100. Kwik-Klip-is used to close the pins and has a brown handle

Blue marking pen or sew-line pencil

Long ruler-at least 24”

Painters tape from 1” to 2” wide—you won’t need much and can share in class

If you have simple stencils with mostly straight lines or gentle curves you can use them on this quilt. Also, Quilting-On-A-Roll paper with simple designs would be useful. I recommend these patterns— Diamonds, Zig Zag, Cable, and Stars. These will be used on the border.

Quilt—make 5 nine patch blocks, cutting the squares at 3 1⁄2”. Set the blocks together with an alternate square. I added a small inner border of background fabric-cut at 1 1⁄2”. Outer border cut at 4”. This will make a top about 35” square. You will need 1 1/4yards of backing fabric (you will not have to piece the back!). Batting slightly bigger than the quilt top. Cotton or 80/20 batting is best to learn on. 

Quilting With a Walking Foot