Quilting is one of those skills that you think you will never need to know for the future. You may be right, but learning how to quilt teaches you more than just how to make a patch patterned blanket. In fact, in your quilting classes, you will learn how to sew by hand, use a sewing machine and safely use sharp cutting tools, all of which are skills that can be applied to your everyday life. For example, you will know the proper way to sew a new button back onto your favorite shirt or you can hem pants instead of utilizing a tailor. Useful, right?
At The Quilt Works Inc., our goal is to make learning to quilt fun for beginners, as well as a continued interest for advanced quilters. With that in mind, here’s an overview of common experience levels for quilting classes in Albuquerque, NM that you are likely to see on a class schedule. And don’t forget to look at our new lineup of upcoming classes!
First things first—regardless of whether you are totally new to quilting or could use a refresher course, you will benefit from taking a basic sewing skills class. Here, you learn from the professionals everything you need to know to get started, such as the names of the quilting tools you will use often and an intro to the different types of fabrics. You’ll also be introduced to the different techniques used in quilting and sewing, and even get started on simple designs. Acquire these basic skills and you’re ready to begin hands-on classes.
Beginner quilting classes
A beginner class is just what it sounds like. These classes are set up for you to start quilting, while learning is still the main objective. The types of quilting projects offered in beginner classes are typically easy and structured to build your skills in sewing, cutting and piecing.
Advanced quilting classes
Quilting classes in Albuquerque, NM are not only for novices. If you already have much of the skills needed to quilt well and have a bit of experience under your belt, then you can start practicing other techniques, like complicated free-motion quilting, needle turn work and curved piecing. You also get to design your own quilts or move on to other, more challenging designs.
Rotary skills and machine piecing experience
Learning to sew and piece together a quilt by hand is a definite skill you want to have as a quilter, but knowing how to use rotary tools and perform machine piecing is also necessary. These are more advanced, yet useful skills for your craft.
Ready to sign up for a quilting class? Go to the top of our website and scroll over the “Classes” tab to check out our all new lineup of sewing and quilting classes in Albuquerque, NM for the current and upcoming seasons! And don’t hesitate to give us a call for more information on the types of classes and supplies offered at The Quilt Works Inc. We hope to see you soon!