The Basic Quilt

Learn all the steps to make a basic lap quilt from start to finish in this VIRTUAL series – from cutting, to piecing, to quilting and binding.  This is a great introductory quilting class and perfect for anyone comfortable on a sewing machine who wants to learn how to quilt and learn the fundamentals of patchwork design.  (some homework may be necessary between sessions)  This class is 6 sessions, each 2 hours long – if you are going to miss a class let the instructor know and a recording of the session can be sent to you.


Recommended Experience Level: Beginner (basic sewing machine experience needed, we will be sewing with 1/4″ seams so you will want to feel comfortable enough to tackle that!), and great for intermediate and advanced sewists as well!


For Quilt Top:

  • 3 x 1/2 yd quilting cotton
  • 2 x 3/4 yd quilting cotton
  • Cotton sewing thread, large spool, in a neutral or to match your fabrics.

Note on fabrics: if you are unsure about fabric choices, try to create a variation in light, dark, and scale of prints.


  • Pilot Frixion Pen
  • 6” or 6 1/2” x 24” quilting ruler
  • 45mm Rotary Cutter with a fresh blade
  • 100 Curved Basting Pins (1 1/2” – 2” long)
  • Hand sewing needle (Clover Black Gold Sharps recommended)
  • Self-healing cutting mat 18” x 24” or larger (check about borrowing from studio if you do not have one and prefer to not purchase)
  • 12.5” square acrylic quilting ruler or other quilting ruler
  • Walking Foot for your home sewing machine (your machine may have come with one!)

To Finish Quilt:

  • Batting: 45” square
  • Backing: 1 1/4yd quilting cotton
  • Binding: 3/8 yd quilting cotton
  • Cotton sewing thread, large spool, for quilting
  • Painter’s Or Masking Tape

Note: these materials will not be used until Week 4 or 5. You may choose to wait until closer to then to choose your backing and binding fabric, to match how your quilt top is turning out!


You will also need all your basic at home supplies, iron, scissors, pins or clips, seam ripper, sewing machine!

You will also need a laptop, ipad or tablet to connect via zoom. Zoom link to be sent prior to class. You can use a phone but it’s not ideal as the screen is small.

Class Availability

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