Free Motion Quilting Class - Basics - Fabricate Studios

Free Motion Quilting



Take your quilting to the next level with free motion quilting.

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Take your quilts to the next level. In this class you’ll learn the basics of free motion quilting. We’ll cover the basic techniques, patterns & troubleshooting. Free Motion Quilting (FMQ for short) is quilting using a domestic sewing machine (as opposed to a long arm quilt machine) to stitch a quilt sandwich without the aid of the feed dogs.

Cost: $85 course fee

Prerequisite: Quilting 101 or equivalent skills

2023 Dates:

  • April AM: class meets Thursday April 20 from 10am-12:30pm sold out
  • April PM: class meets Thursday April 20 from 7-9:30pm sold out
  • May WKD: class meets Sunday May 21st from 9-11:30am
  • July PM: class meets Wednesday July 12th from 7-9:30pm

We also offer private lessons (in-person and virtual) for adults and kids. If you’re eager to get started or our current class times don’t work for your schedule, email us to compare calendars.

If you’d like to be notified when future classes are added to our calendar, please complete this form. For questions, email us at [email protected] with FREE MOTION QUILTING in the subject line.

  • your sewing machine
  • basic sewing kit
  • free motion or darning foot
  • 2-3 fat quarter sized solid colored quilt sandwiches
  • contrasting thread
  • pen & notebook (for notes & doodles)
  • lightweight gardening gloves with rubber fingertips