Quilting for Beginners A Hobby for Life
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Quilting for Beginners A Hobby for Life

Learn the basics of quilt making start to finish using modern techniques, rotary cutter and mat.  Basic sewing experience and access to home sewing machine is required.  Students receive a pattern for a simple project to learn step by step.  Then students will be able to quilt with confidence and knowledge to complete a project. Students must provide their own sewing supplies and tools.


  1.       Week One- Cut out projects and begin sewing.


  1.       Week Two – continue sewing


  1.       Week Three – demos for quilting (hand or machine) and binding.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Requirements: Quilting for Beginners Supply List Instructor Jan Slaten 1. PICKUP THE PATTERN WITH THE CLASS SUPPLY LIST. 2. Fabric for the Pinwheel Star placemat 3. Quilt batting (2 pieces approximately 18 x 24) 4. Working sewing machine in good repair 5. Extra sewing machine needles 6. Basic sewing kit including small scissors, pins, seam ripper 7. Thread 8. Rotary cutter 9. Cutting mat to be used with the rotary cutter at least 18 x 24 10. 6 x 18 ruler or 8 x 24 ruler to be used with rotary cutter 11. 6 x 6 ruler (optional) 12. 12 x 12 square ruler 13. Water soluble marking pen 14. Pen & paper for note taking. *Irons & Ironing boards will be provided.
Instructor: Jan Slaten
Instructor Bio: Jan Slaten Bio Name: Jan Slaten Lives in: Des Moines, Iowa Education: Bachelor?s degree in Finance, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa Quilting since: I made my first 3 quilts in 1975 but didn?t quilt again until 1994. Teaching quilting since: 2008. Sharing my quilting knowledge with others is very rewarding. I love being a part of the beginner quilter enthusiasm. Favorite techniques: Hand and machine appliqu? and the latest technique I have learned. Design philosophy: I like find ways to make traditional blocks look new by incorporating them with other blocks and techniques. Background: I come from a family of quilters going back several generations but it took a trip to Paducah with Mom & sister for the quilting bug to bite - and it bit hard! Since then, I have made many of my own designs. My sister and I had our own pattern line under the name Platte Branch Design for about 10 years but we no longer operate the business. Family: Although I do not have children, I have one extremely spoiled, bossy & loveable Jack Russell terrier mix named Dottie. She has a very lively personality and keeps me moving. Activities and interests: Quilting retreats with my sisters, bicycling, gardening and time with family & friends.

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  • 1-515-276-1977
  • 9926 Swanson Blvd.
    Clive, Iowa
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