"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, November 01, 2013

Machine Quilting class, Xmas ornie.

Last Wednesday, I attended the first of three quilting classes with Linda Steele.  There are eight of us in the class and it was very informative.    Linda showed us the correct method to baste the three layers of a quilt, and then we learned how to use a free motion or darning foot on our machines.   This was mostly how to use the foot on our basted samples, not doing any patterns.  That comes next week.  One of the ladies had a lovely little case to transport her sewing machine, and she told me she'd bought it at Spotlight.  I just had a look online and found it on sale until next week, so I'm diving over to Spotlight in Box Hill tomorrow morning!  I'd put my sewing machine in a suitcase on wheels along with my fabric and other stuff, as it was all just too heavy for me to carry from the car to the shop where the classes are held.  But it was unwieldy, so for $50 I hope to have a proper case next week :-)

In the meantime I've finished a little Christmas ornament in felt for a swap on another forum.  It is a 'snow globe' ornament which can be hung on a tree or from a door knob or elsewhere. 

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Lovely ornie. Nicely done. So glad you found a sewing machine case.

Jane Galley said...

Enjoy your classes, it's so much easier to be shown how to do things

Liz said...

I don't know what I would do without my sewing machine case on wheels! You will be able to take lots of classes. I hope you enjoy the machine quilting. It can be addictive!