Over the last several weeks I have been preparing to teach a sewing class at the awesome north Austin fabric store, Remnants:fiber[culture]. I will be teaching a Quilted Pillow Class on October 6, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
You can contact Jessica Sloan at Remnants for information on signing up for this class and also ask about the other classes on her schedule. The quilted pillow class costs $35 plus the cost of the supplies you'll need.
This class will help those that have a basic knowledge of sewing who are ready to delve into the quilting world. The fourteen inch pillow top is essentially a four-patch quilt block with two borders on it. Students will piece the pillow top, layer batting behind it, and then quilt it on their own machine. Then we will finish the process by sewing an envelope back on to the pillow top and the project is finished!
After completing this class, students will have the confidence and knowledge to move on to sewing a hundred more quilted pillows, or to begin a larger project like a baby quilt or quilted wall hanging.
At the beginning of September a group of my friends and family met me at Remnants to be my students in a practice class so that I could run through my curriculum and see how many hours we'll need to finish the project. I'll start by saying that this group was a chatty bunch! The class took (two hours!) longer than expected, but I know that was because most of them already knew each other and had things to discuss other than the pillows that I was teaching them to sew together.
Despite that, they were an incredible group of students and really helped me to prepare my curriculum and lecture for the class.
|Jill quilted her pillow using a chevron pattern|
|Jenn's pillow being quilted (by me), Jenn was getting tired!|
|Sarah squaring up her pillow top after quilting|
|David with his finished pillow, he mastered the straight-line quilting|
|Robin's Christmas pillow|