Cracker Jack Quilt Along
Make 2020 the year you really learn how to quilt
This is a quilt along with a difference...
IT'S ALL ABOUT PRECISION PIECING AND THE QUILTING.
Cracker Jack Quilt Along is a lovely vibrant modern quilt just begging to be quilted. The construction is focused on precision piecing using the Westalee Design piecing tools. These are included in the cost of the classes, but if you already have them, the price will be deducted from the class fee.We will be using the Westalee Rulers in both the piecing and the quilting process.
There are 6 classes in total..
Wednesday Dates for 2020
All classes run from 10am - 2pm and include morning tea. Feel free to bring some lunch if you need it.
One make up class is allowed if there is a date you need to move. You really need to commitment to this programme.
The first two classes will cover construction details of the quilt top blocks.
I will be teaching you how to make the most of the Westalee Design Adjustable piecing rulers. You may have bought these already but not been sure how to use them, well now you have a great project to get started on.
Some of this piecing will then take place at home before you come to your next class. Once each of the blocks are pieced the rest of the classes will be ALL ABOUT THE QUILTING.
The final class will cover the quilt as you go technique that I have developed to ensure that no-one will guess you didn’t quilt Cracker Jack in one piece. They will just be in awe of your amazing quilt and quilting skills.
I will be guiding you on your quilting journey each month, building your skill set.
25 Dingley Dell Road
My teaching studio is reached by a flight of stairs. I can carry your machine but unfortunately not you. If you have any questions about this, please ask before you book into the course.
The studio is well lit with ergonomic seating and tables to ensure your comfort. Cutting boards, irons, rulers and other quilting ‘stuff’ is provided for you for in class use.
A note about the Westalee Rulers
The piecing rulers are included in the class fee. You may already have some of the rulers required, so hunt them out. If you do have them, please let me know at the time of booking and the prices will be removed from the fee.
I willingly share my huge collection of quilting templates and you can also purchase them from me. We will be using these rulers and free motion quilting for the quilting part of the class. The cost of these is not included as you should already have them and have some experience of quilting with rulers
Fabrics are not included in the cost of the class and need to be purchased by you. I am happy to provide a guidance on your fabric choices.
$200 to secure your place on the quilt along.
$300 payment by 1st March 2020
Payment is required to confirm your spot on the course. Numbers will be limited to 8 students in a group to allow for personal instruction. This quilt requires a commitment from you both in time and energy. The fee covers all the classes detailed and all classes are important to your skills development.
It is your responsibility to come to the classes.
No refunds will be given once you have signed up to complete the Cracker Jack Quilting block of the month. One make up class is available. You may also book into another of my general classes if there is space if you need extra time to complete the project (at the standard class fee of $60 for a four-hour class).
Prerequisites to Cracker Jack Quilt Along
You will need to have completed a beginner class on quilting with rulers to take part in the Cracker Jack Quilt Along.
Please have a good understanding of your sewing machine and how to operate the free motion settings.
Please ensure that your sewing machine is in good working order and has been cleaned and oiled as per your instruction manual before you attend class. Do bring your manual to class so we can check things out if we need to.
You will need to bring your extension table to class or other suitable flat surface. If in doubt, please ask as I can advise on inexpensive homemade options too.
Full requirements given once booking has been made.
Approximately 12 metres of fabric will be required to complete the quilt top.
Backing fabric requirements;
Wide width 2.75m wide: you will need 3.25 metres
Standard width 1.12 wide: 7.5 metres if fabric is non directional or 9.2 metres for directional fabric.
Wadding 3.25 metres of 2.4m wide cotton wadding.
Notions such as quilting needles, marking pens, basting spray etc. are all available to be purchased separately.
Please bring your normal sewing basket items such as scissors, rotary cutter, pins etc. Rulers and mats are provided by Hillside Quilting for in class use.
When you have booked into the Cracker Jack Quilt Along an agreement detailing all of the above information will be sent to you to be signed and returned to Hillside Quilting.
Listen to a couple of my recent clients...
"Cracker Jack has definitely extended my quilting horizons. Right from the start we learnt little tips and tricks improving piecing accuracy and creating smoother seams and joins for quilting over later. Then we moved on to design ideas, practising and refining them before tackling the real thing. As it comes together, Anita has a fabulous 'quilt as you go technique', you really get a sense of achievement and can see how far you've come. The class sizes are great and we had a fantastic time sharing and learning together under Anita's watchful eye."
"2016 for me was a wonderful year of classes learning through the journey of the Cracker Jack Quilt,
It was great working with a lovely group of ladies sewing at our own pace and learning the use of the Westalee Templates and rulers. Discussing the design aspects and the quilting has certainly made me look at quilts through a different light.
I was really pleased with my finished quilt and look forward to doing more classes with Anita this year.
Thank you for a very enjoyable experience."
No more ‘quilt as desired’!!