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Online Interactive Workshop

Monday 12 October 2020: Online Workshop (Free Motion Quilting)

Trudi Wood joins the Monkies & hosts her first three-hour Online Interactive Workshop - a Beginners Free Motion Quilting class!…

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Monday 12 October 2020: Online Workshop (Free Motion Quilting)
Monday 12 October 2020: Online Workshop (Free Motion Quilting)

Time & Location

12 Oct 2020, 18:00 – 21:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Trudi Wood - Monday 12 October 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Beginners Free Motion Quilting

We're really excited to be hosting this Beginners Free Motion Quilting workshop with the wonderfully talented Trudi Wood, a hugely popular figure in the crafting world!

Introduction by Trudi Wood

Ever wondered why some people get it and some people don’t, or you’ve tried it and didn’t get on with it? I was making way too many quilt tops back in the day, and never had enough time to hand quilt them. So I taught myself to free motion quilt in order to finish my quilts faster. That was over 20 years ago! I made all the mistakes on my journey (nothing ventured, nothing gained!), so don’t worry about them; we can look at each one and find your right answer!

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will learn the basics of how to start free motion quilting. We will look at needles, threads, wadding/batting and your sewing machine before we even start. If you have all the right information and tools, you will have a better experience each time you quilt. We will cover some basic designs to get you going, and look at how to finish. The different ways to tackle a quilt and how to manage a large quilt in your domestic machine.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This is a beginners class. It is purely technique based and there is no expectation for you to make or finish a project during the class. Give yourself permission to play and have fun. There really is NO PRESSURE!

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

For this class you will need the following materials and Equipment:

  • Various sewing threads
  • Spare machine needles if you have them
  • Pens/pencils
  • A4 plain paper

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • At least 4 Fat Quarter size plain fabrics
  • At least 2 Fat quarter size pieces cotton rich wadding/batting

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class uses your domestic sewing machine, set up for free motion quilting. If you have a computerised machine, please check with your manual before you start to ensure you have it set up correctly. Trudi is not a machine expert!

  • Sewing machine, with feed dogs lowered
  • Free motion or darning foot for your specific machine
  • Basic sewing equipment, hand sewing needles, snips/small scissors
  • Quilting gloves (if you have them); if not, and you'd like to purchase a pair, below is a link to FMQ gloves which Trudi would recommend - please note that the gloves are NOT ESSENTIAL; Trudi has checked with the shop and they have them in stock!

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

There is no pattern for this class. We will be looking at free-hand designs - however there is an Information Sheet for you to refer to after the class.

Additional Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is all about fun and learning: no experience is necessary, you just need to bring enthusiasm & a willingness to learn!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis!

The Ticket Price of £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this workshop.


  • Online Workshop: Beginner FMQ

    This ticket is for the CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop with Trudi Wood on Monday 12 October 2020 (6.00pm-9.00pm BST)




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