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Free Motion Quilting with Christina Cameli

Free motion class using your domestic machine taught by quilting author Christina Cameli.

Required supplies
• Sewing machine: be sure the machine is clean and tuned. Please remember your bobbin, foot pedal and power cord! Also bring the instructions for your sewing machine if you have them.
• Free motion foot or darning foot to fit your machine
• Extension table for your sewing machine, if you have one
• Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 weight or Superior threads, choose a color to contrast a bit with your fat quarters)
• A fresh sewing machine needle (I recommend a Quilting needle, size 90/14)
• Quilting gloves (I use Fons and Porter quilting gloves)
• Curved basting pins (package of 100. Or, if you prefer, you can use spray baste at home, but no spray basting in the classroom please.)
• Small scissors • Temporary fabric marker
• Notebook and pen for sketching quilting designs
• Fabric (use one of each to make each practice quilt sandwich)
• 3 fat quarters (18" x 20" or so, solids are best for visibility)
• 3 pieces of batting 20” x 24” each
• 3 pieces of muslin 20” x 24” each

Optional supplies
• Book: First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting by Christina Cameli.

Other considerations
• Sometimes quilters need to sit up a little higher for comfortable free-motion quilting. Bring a firm pillow (or a folded up quilt!) to sit on if you would like this option.
• I will demonstrate basting during class and give you time to baste in class as well, but if you prefer you may baste your quilt sandwiches at home. Most quilters use 2 practice quilt sandwiches in the class but some will use all 3.
• Consider bringing water and a snack.
• Feel free to bring a quilt top you would like advice on quilting!

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details:
Instructor Bio: Christina Cameli has been quilting for more than a decade, starting with a box of her grandmother?s fabric scraps. She now teaches, designs patterns and writes books to share her love of quilting, especially free-motion quilting. Christina is the author of the books First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting and Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting. She lives with her family inPortland, Oregon where she works as a nurse-midwife. Christina writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and is a member and past-president of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

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

(503) 538-1122
2414 Portland Rd,
Newberg, OR 97132

(East of Goodwill on 99W)

Mon-Fri 10-5
Saturday 10-4
Closed Sunday

Tigard location:

(503) 538-1122
11945 SW Pacific Hwy, Suite 210
Tigard, OR 97223

(In Tigard Plaza, Between JoAnn's & Dollar Tree)

Tues-Fri 10-5
Saturday 10-4
Closed Sunday & Monday