Classes & Lectures

Stitch Vocabulary

Stitch Vocabulary


©2011   Stitch Vocabulary

Free motion quilting and embroidery is the most exciting kind of quilting there is.  But it does take some practice.  This class offers a vocabulary of different stitches for machine embroideries for quilters

Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate See contract for class pricing. Skill Set:  Free motion stitching, garnet stitch, zigzag free motion, Stippling and signatures.  1 Session, 3 hours technique oriented class

Class Outline
 A. Demo stitch vocabulary, darning foot, solid embroidery on separate fabric
a. Doodle ling
b. Garnet Stitch
c. Zigzag directions
d. Drawing with zigzag
e. Stippling
f. Signatures
     B. Practice stitch vocabulary on scrap fabric

1 9” squares of muslin
1 9” square of Fuse a Shade
poly embroidery thread
#90 Top stitching needle
Kit available for $7 fabric, stabilizer, pattern, #90 topstitching needle, spool of poly neon.
Price subject to change without notice

Zigzag sewing machine with darning foot

Student Class Information. Please read this before class.

I know many of the things I use for creating my quilts are hard to find. I won’t do kits for most classes because kits limit what I can bring you and limit your choices for your work. Instead I bring all kinds of resources into class for you so you can have what you need in class, without having to purchase something you don’t want.

Please bring anything you want to experiment with to class if you have them. But don’t worry about finding things that you don’t know where to get. Kit’s for fabric and stabilizer are available. But I leave thread choices up to you. I’ll bring in the right stabilizers, fusibles, hand-dyed fabrics, the best threads, and tools I trust. They’re there for you to choose so you can pick exactly what you need and want in class. You can make a tab and settle up at the end of your class time.

A big part of enjoying a class is being able to participate and experiment.  If your machine isn’t working right, it makes that harder. I will make every effort to help you if your machine is in trouble, but there are things you should do to help avoid problems.

Please bring a machine you are familiar with!  If you are borrowing a machine, make sure you know how to thread the machine, wind a bobbin, and change the feet. Bring your manual if you can, and all your attachments.

In general, sewing machines are like cars. They need regular maintenance. Before any machine class, please take your machine out, check that it has the correct feet, and that it's working properly. If it hasn't been tuned up in the last two years, please have that done. Your good experience in any machine quilting class depends on your machine being in its best condition.

You probably know what you need to make your sewing day more comfortable.  If you are more comfortable with a special light, chair or a pillow, bring it.  Also if you have an extending table for your machine, that can be a great help.

As a personal favor, please don’t wear perfumes or anything with strong scents. Or clothes that have perfume on them. I’m quite allergic to them. Other people may be too.

If you have questions or problems with your machine, or anything you are having trouble finding, feel free to call me and discuss it before class. I may be able to bring just the right gadget or book to make things work better for you.

Ellen Anne Eddy, 125 Franklin, Porter, IN 46304 219-9210885E-mail at Web site at Office Manager at  405-735-3703 or 405-361-5356

December 15, 2018
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