How to Make a Quilt From Start to Finish – Final Class

Just in case you missed it, be sure to check out updates from class oneclass two, and class three.

You’ll find the entire current class listing in our quarterly newsletter.

You may recall that I boasted about having plenty of time for finishing homework since we had a week off between classes this time.

Half Finished Homework

Yeah. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. So here’s my half quilted project. I just have to get those lines quilted the other direction and I’ll be ready for squaring up and binding.

The good news is that I had a small item to use for the binding lesson, so I’m not an entirely delinquent student. Nancy loves me anyway, I think!

Practice Piece - FrontPractice Piece - Back

I’m ridiculously happy with my practice piece. The picture on the right was supposed to be the back of it, but I think I almost like it better than the front. We’ll just have to wait and see how it gets used.

At the risk of repeating myself, there are several benefits to taking a quilt class (or any class) at Erica’s.

  • You have time set aside to work on your projects.
  • You have access to a teacher with YEARS of experience.
  • There are other people learning along with you.
  •  You learn tips and tricks you will NEVER learn from any book or on your own.
I am so glad that I took this class. My confidence is through the roof now. I just really can’t wait to get to work on finishing all those quilt tops I have at home. They’ve been waiting an awfully long time to be finished into quilts.And as for my little “Minnie” sewing machine? Remember her from week 1? I really wasn’t sure I would be able to do my quilting with her but it did work. She was working really, really hard when I was sewing over a spot where several seams came together.Also, it looks like this crib size quilt is pretty much the limit as to the size quilt I’ll be able to fit through her when I’m doing the quilting. Basically, I think she’s great for piecing but if I want to do any more serious quilting or bigger projects then it’s going to be time for an upgrade. Break my heart, right?So if you need me, I’ll be up in the Sewing Department trying out the different models to see which one’s right for me. Do you have any comments? Do you remember your first sewing machine and when you realized it was time to upgrade?

I hope you’ve enjoyed this short series of articles about classes at Erica’s. If you’re local, I really hope that you’ll join us for a class soon. I’m already signed up for three more! See you there!

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