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Beginning quilting Sew Along

Quiltmaking will keep your brain active. If you are a new sewist or re-emerging sewist, keep your machine humming and join the exciting world of quiltmaking!

Over the course of six weeks, you will be lead through all parts of quilting from selecting fabric, assembling a quilt top, machine quilting the finished product, and binding. We will be using the Bernina "We Sew Stay Gold Quilt Along". Copies of the pattern will be available soon.

This quilt along is great for sewists of all levels.

We will focus on the process of quiltmaking with detailed instructions and pictures every step of the way. If you are a beginner, this quilt along is perfect to guide you through the process. If you have already completed a few quilts, stay with us! This will be a great quilt for you and I promise, you’ll learn a couple of things along the way. If you’re advanced in your quiltmaking abilities, join us for a great quick quilt and a great way to use your scraps! When choosing the fabric for the blocks, the number in the parenthesis is the number of pieces of that particular cut.

The quilt is designed to create a nice throw size at 62” x 62”.

Stay Gold Quilt Along Timeline

  • Week 1 – Prep and Cut Fabric (Personal preference whether you pre-wash, starch, or just iron the fabric before bringing)
  • Week 2 – Learn to Sew Counterchange Cross Blocks
  • Week 3 – Finish Blocks, Layout and Sashing
  • Weed 4 – Finish Top and Add Border + Quilting Prep
  • Week 5 – Learn to Straight Line Quilt
  • Week 6 – Add Binding

Supplies Needed for the Stay Gold Quilt Along

  • Fat quarter (5), fat eighth (10), charm squares (72), layer cake (18). Choose lights, mediums, and darks for interesting contrast to the white background of the blocks.
  • White Solid for the background – 2 yards
  • Backing (fabric of choice) – 4 yards
  • Batting of choice - twin size (suggested: Quilter's Dream Cotton, 80/20, or Bamboo)
  • Cotton or Poly thread 50wt
  • 80 Schmetz Microtex Needle for sewing pieces together
  • 75 Schmetz Quilting Needles for Quilting the finished top
  • Iron and Pressing Mat
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Cutting Mat
  • Rotary Cutter
  • 6 1/2” x 12 1/2″ or 6" x 24" Ruler (suggested: Omni Grid or Creative Grids)

Requirements: Bring a sewing machine in good working order. (If you do not have a machine or one in working order, please see the shop for arrangements.) Basic Sewing Supplies & Fabric (see details above)
Instructor: Angela Barkes-Draz
Instructor Bio: Recently I've been the "New Girl" at the Tigard location. My mom is a homemaker, retired now, but growing up she taught me all things sewing, quilting, and crafting. I'm very happy to share my craft with anyone wishing to learn the wonderful world of quilting.

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.



Newberg location:
  2414 Portland Rd,
Newberg, OR 97132

Tigard location:
11945 SW Pacific Hwy,
Suite 210
Tigard, OR 97223


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