Free Motion for All: Unleashing Your Creative Stitches (BYOF) - 11/10/2023 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Novi, MI

Free Motion for All: Unleashing Your Creative Stitches (BYOF)
Teacher: Nelly Vileikis
Friday, November 10, 2023
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
Code(s): K156, L172XY Hands on Workshop
Suburban Collection Showplace
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Pricing Information
Session Value: 4
Price Per Session (before discount): $29.00
Materials Fee: $22.00

The goal: to become confident about choosing and executing quilting motifs which enhance the piecing on a quilt. Sometimes background fillers are the best answer, since they can elevate a quilt, giving it that little extra. Explore how to select, draw and stitch many background fillers, some based on a grid and others which are more appropriate for the modern quilt style. Bring your own fabric; see the supply list for details.


Note: Two students will share a machine, so sign-up with a friend or make a new one in class when you join the fun! You'll be surprised at how much you'll learn between turns at the machine.




In the Bernina Sit-Down Longarm Studio sponsored by Gall Sewing & Vacuum Centers
  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Rookies and Refreshers, Just for Fun, Quiltmaking, Finishing Your Quilt, Surface Design, Stretch Your Creativity, Longarm Quilting
  • Experience Level:


  • Advance Prep:
    • Cut the muslin (or solid light-colored fabric) into (16) 10 x 11-inch squares.
    • Make 8 quilt sandwiches.
    • There is no need to pin baste.
  • Supply List:
    • Small sharp scissors or snips.

    • Paper (newsprint is great).

    • Ball point pen (two colors) and pencil.

    • At least two sheet protectors and dry erase fine markers.

    • Small scrap of cottong batting to erase dry erase marker marks.

    • Quilter's glove and reading/sewing glasses if needed.

    • Anything that will make your sewing more enjoyable.

    • Fabric requirements:
      1.5-yards muslin (or solid light-colored fabric you may already have, no prints) for quilt sandwiches

    • Batting - enough to make (8) 11 x 10-inch quilt sandwiches

  • Completion Level:

    Several samples will be drawn and stitched.

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