What the course is about? Summary…
In this course, Quilting for Fun and Profit, we will teach you 10 steps on how to design and make a quilt in 30 days. We’ll show you what tools, supplies and equipment you’ll need to start making a beautiful quilt for friends and family; or to sell! We’ll demonstrate techniques on video and share some patterns to help you better design quilts. Basically all you need to know is how to operate a sewing machine and the rest we’ll show you!
Quilting is more like a hobby than work for many people, and therefore there are many who practice it in order to relax and create something beautiful. Besides creativity, quilting is about techniques; and therefore, you could easily learn how to quilt. Even if you are a beginner there is a chance you will become very good at this in a very short time.
Quilting patterns can overwhelm you; but with a little research and time, you will find the perfect pattern. Choosing the fabric for a quilting project can be as much fun as doing the project itself. Most quilters recommend 100% cotton because it is easy to sew, mark, press and hand quilt.
When cutting and assembling your blocks you must refer to your pattern and cut your fabric to those directions.
The process of creating your quilt consists of cutting strips from your fabric which can be cut into different shapes. Once this process is completed, you can proceed to sewing your strips together.
This is where the fun begins and your quilt begins to take shape!
Once blocks are all sewn together, you will then add your borders. The border will complete the top layer of your quilt; getting it ready for layering, which is the top, the batting and the backing.
Batting is the insulating fabric, which is the part of the quilt that creates warmth and is layered between the quilt top and the backing. Many quilters recommend non-bearding batting; however, if you are looking for light weight batting, flannel is a good choice, but it must be pre-washed.
The Longarm quilting machine is one of the ways in which to hold all the three quilt layers together. This also will provide a very secure and professional look.
Binding is the final step which covers the raw edges of your quilt and gives the quilt a finished look.
Once you have finished your four-block sampler quilt, think bigger! You now have the knowledge at your fingertips to create your masterpiece. Just remember, no matter the size, your quilt is made up of just small strips of fabric, broken up into segments. Take it one block at a time!
Thanks you so much for attending this course. You now have the skills to start your quilting business or simply share your expertise with friends and family. You're cordially invited to send in your comments or questions so that we can better help you in your endevour. Best of luck!
This quiz will test your understanding of the basic quilting tools.
This quiz will test your choice of fabrics.
Construction of Blocks
Do you know how to correctly assembly your blocks?
How well do you know quilting terminology?
How much knowledge do you have regarding borders?
A quilt sandwich is much like an Oreo; it has 3 parts!
Linda DuBois has been quilting for over ten years and has created over thirty five quilts of various sizes. She has a talent and passion for quilting and believes anyone can quilt, all they need is a little instruction; which is why Linda decided to create this course.
Linda believes that anyone can learn to quilt; even though they may think it is too overwhelming and complicated.
Linda remembers when she first started quilting. She was overwhelmed because she looked at the quilt as the whole picture; but then realized that each block must be broken down. So, don’t look at your quilt as a whole, look at how your blocks are constructed and break them into smaller segments. Take small bites, break the block down into smaller pieces and soon you will have your masterpiece.
Remember, all the small pieces are used to make your total quilt. Linda’s most valuable piece of advice to us all, work one block at a time!