Sewing machine in good working order, with feed dogs that can be lowered or covered.
Table extension if you have one.
Free motion quilting foot or darning foot.
Sewing machine manual if you have it.
Supreme Slider, if you have it (optional)
Machingers or rubber finger gloves (available at the Stitch Studio)
Threads: For top thread, bring dark, colorful, good quality cotton or polyester 40 or 50 wt thread. Embroidery threads are fine, too. NOT serger thread. For bobbins, a lighter weight bobbin thread would be ok, but not necessary, but not white. Bring extra filled bobbins in different colors. We will be pairing different colors of our top thread with our bobbin thread. This helps us analyze our upper and lower thread tensions.
Needles: Microtex sharp sewing needles, size 80/12 or topstitch needles, sizes 80/12 and 90/14
Basic sewing notions: scissors, seam ripper, bag or thread catcher for snipped threads, water-soluble marking pen or Sewline fabric pencil (available at the Stitch Studio) and quilting pins.
Quilting layers: make a minimum of 10 of these at home - 14x14 squares of light colored muslin for both top and bottom layers. A layer of 100% or 80/20 batting for inner layer. Avoid puffy polyester batting. Cut batting and bottom layer 1/2" larger than top layer.
Bring a sack lunch.
Patrice Meffley, Fiber artist
I am a fiber artist and teacher, and love working with a multitude of fibers in various ways. I enjoy using traditional and
contemporary techniques to construct original pieces. I began sewing as a young girl, along with knitting, crocheting, and
embroidery. I also do Nuno felting.
I have been teaching free motion quilting classes since 2011 and love seeing people learn new skills with their machines! Also during this time, I finished 2 years of study at The Gail Harker Creative Arts Center in LaConner, Washington, focusing on experimental hand and machine techniques, all done with botanical subjects. Flowers and plants provide me with an endless desire to recreate their beauty. My work has landed in local galleries and exhibits in Alaska and the Austin area.
I am excited to now be a Wimberley resident since 2016, after retiring from the medical profession in Alaska, and am getting to know the creative people in this area!
|Skill Level: ||beginner|
|Skill Details: ||beginner up|
|Requirements: ||Basic machine understanding and basic quilting knowledge (piecing)|
|Instructor: ||Patrice Meffley|
|Instructor Bio: ||Patrice Meffley|