Free Motion Quilting - Start Your Engines!

Free motion quilting can be intimidating.  Jennifer breaks down this quilting technique into manageable steps in this workshop.  This is the perfect class for anyone brand-new to free motion quilting to confident beginners!  Jennifer will cover a variety of topics from the best batting and backings to threads and tension settings.  She will demonstrate several beginning patterns for domestic machines for students to practice in class.  In addition to teaching FMQ techniques on a domestic machine, students will have a short demonstration time at the long arm machine.  Students who have their "driver's licence" will be allowed to practice some of the basic designs that Jennifer presents.  This class is also highly recommended if you are considering purchasing a long arm machine or renting time to finish your own projects as Jennifer will show you what long arm FMQ can add to your quilts!
Supply List:

Sewing machine tested and in working order

Free-motion foot

Extension table for your machine (optional but HIGHLY recommended)

Pad of large-sized paper at least 11"x15" (check out the Dollar Tree)

Marking pen


Basting safety pins (I like the curved ones made by Collins) or spray basting
Quilting Gloves ( I use Machingers)


At least (4) Fat Quarters

100% cotton or 80/20 batting, crib sized

1 Yd muslin or other fabric for backing

Pre-class Prep:



Must know how to thread and operate own machine. Experience quilting is NOT necessary.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Requirements: Must know how to thread and operate own machine. Experience quilting is NOT necessary.
Instructor: Jennifer Kelley Cancellation Policy: No refunds unless cancellation is made 7 days prior to class or class is cancelled by instructor.

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
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  • Phone: (760) 881-4025
  • 15550 Main Street, Suite B-6
    Hesperia, CA
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
    Closed Sunday & Monday
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