The Basic Quilt

Learn all the steps to make a basic lap quilt from start to finish in this 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 2.5 hours long – if you are going to miss a class please let us know.


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)
  • 12.5” square acrylic quilting ruler (optional, but recommended)
  • Walking Foot for your home sewing machine if you plan to bring your sewing machine to class, otherwise you can borrow.

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

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!



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