Big Stitch Hand Quilting With Tara Faughnan

Big Stitch Hand Quilting With Tara Faughnan


Monday March 4

WS1901 | Tara Faughnan—Big-Stitch Hand Quilting

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ArtServe 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Level: Beginner

Class fee $80

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Big-stitch quilting is a method of hand quilting that uses longer stitch lengths and thicker threads—most commonly #8 perle cotton. The stitching shows more prominently than machine stitching and adds an extra layer of design to the finished quilt. Big stitching has many other benefits as well: it creates a softness to the quilt that is not seen with machine quilting, it provides strong graphic vibes, it’s fast, and it’s therapeutic. Learn how to incorporate big-stitch hand quilting to add depth and interest to your quilts. In this class, students will learn the basics of big-stitch hand quilting, including using different types of thread, needles, and stitching techniques. Bring a closely basted quilt to work on. You can also opt to add hand stitching to an already machine-quilted quilt. If you are new to hand work, smaller quilts are easier to manipulate.

Supply List:

  • Basted quilt. For lap quilting you will want to baste closely, 3-4 inches apart.
  • You can also opt to add hand stitching to an already machine quilted quilt.
  • If you are new to hand quilting, small quilts are easier to manipulate.
  • Small scissors
  • Thread (perle cotton size 8 or 12)
  • Variety pack of needles: Embroidery or Sharps
  • Non-permanent marking tool (chalk pencil recommended)
  • Acrylic ruler at least 12 inches long (to help draw quilting guides)
  • Thimble that fits snug on finger tip (should not fall off when you move your hand)
  • Needle threader
  • Thread conditioner (eg beeswax, Thread Magic, Thread Heaven etc)
  • Safety pins for additional basting
  • Painters tape (optional-can be used as a quilting guide)
  • Quilting hoop (optional)
  • I will bring a variety of threads (including metallics) for you to try

Workshop fees, terms and conditions

  • Single-day workshop fee is $80. Two-day workshop fee is $185. 
  • Registration fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Space is limited to 25 students per class.
  • No kits are required for any workshops.

The following applies to guild members only:

  • Guild members' fees are $75 for single-day and $175 for two-day during early registration only. Full prices and fees apply from September 1, 2018.
  • Deposits are payable upon registration. Balances are due by January 15, 2019.
  • A deposit of $50 is required for single-day classes and $100 for two-day classes. 
  • Deposits are non refundable and non transferable. 
  • If you are unable to attend a class, please contact us and if we can resell your spot to someone on our waitlist, we will refund you less a $10 administrative fee. 
  • On January 1, 2019, you will be sent instructions on how to pay your balance. If you do not pay the balance of your workshop fee by January 15, you will forfeit your deposit and your spot. 

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