Textiles & Quilting

Free Motion Quilting


THURS, 26 May 2022

9:30 – 16:00

Relax and have fun whilst free motion quilting. Experiment using different shapes to make designs and learn how to use them in a quilt.

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Participants will learn to relax and have fun while free motion quilting.  You’ll start with some simple stitching to warm up the machines and hands, then start playing with different designs.  You’ll experiment combining a variety of shapes to create further designs and how to use them in a quilt.

This workshop is suitable for any level of experience.


About the Day

Free Motion Quilting will run from 9.30am until 4pm and includes refreshments throughout the day including fresh coffee, teas and a light lunch.

9.30am Arrival and set-up

9.45am Introduction to free motion quilting.  Demonstration of some stitched samples and then start having fun with stitching.

11.00am Refreshment break, stitching the piece will commence.

12.30pm Lunch

1pm More fun with Free Motion Quilting

4pm Finish

Essential Information

You will need:

  • Sewing machine with extension table. Please bring your foot pedal if you have a machine with stop/start facility Free motion foot. Open toe foot is best if available.
  • 3/4 quilt sandwiches, fat quarter size. Choose a solid, or fabric that reads as plain.
  • Thread to contrast with your fabrics, bring a variety of thread to try.
  • Machine needles appropriate to your threads.
  • Machine quilting gloves, machingers are my gloves of choice.
  • Usual sewing kit, scissors etc.
  • Marking pen/pencil.
  • Notebook/pencil.

If you have any queries about the equipment please get in touch as we can forward them to Carol for her expert recommendations.

The workshop takes place in the First Floor Gallery space. There is a flight of stairs and no lift access. If you have any access issues, please get in touch to discuss alternative arrangements.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Carol Munro

Carol has been passionate about patchwork and quilting for over twenty years and loves being able to pass on her knowledge to others. Her favourite techniques include appliqué and foundation piecing, although she’ll happily work on any technique. She holds City and Guilds Diplomas in both Patchwork and Quilting, and Embroidery. Carol loves free motion quilting, and having discovered ruler quilting several years ago, she will often combine both when quilting her quilts to achieve the desired effect. Nothing pleases her more than seeing students grow in confidence and enjoying new found skills.