Quilt Club frequently asked questions are to help members that have signed up for the free online beginners quiltmaking course that commences on Friday 22 January 2021. If you would like to join along please sign up for the newsletter, details here.
WHERE ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS?
All information you require to complete this course will be sent via email. Please ensure you have signed up for the Quilt Club email here.
Getting started information is sent in your first email when you sign up, this includes the Course Outline and Supplies Needed to make your quilt.
Once the course commences you will receive an email at 5pm ET each Friday with full instructions to complete the weekly learning outcome.
I SIGNED UP BUT HAVEN’T RECEIVED AN EMAIL
Be sure to check your spam/junk/promotions folder if using gmail. If you still can’t find the email, please try signing up again here, or email me directly and I will add you manually at email@example.com.
I CAN’T WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS AT 5 PM ON FRIDAYS
You will be sent all the details via email on Fridays at 5pm ET, this includes YouTube videos. You are free to watch them and complete the course when you have time. But in order to stay on top of it all, you should try and complete each week, within the week.
I’M A BEGINNER, IS THIS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR ME?
Yes! This is a beginner quiltmaking course. We will be making a very simple quilt, by completing every step required from beginning to end.
HOW MUCH FABRIC DO I NEED?
Details of fabric you need and all other supplies are in the document called “Quilt Making Class Supplies Needed”. You will receive a link to this document in the first email you receive from Quilt Club.
WHAT KIND OF FABRIC SHOULD I BUY?
You need to buy 100% cotton quilting fabric. This is always displayed in its own section in shops. However, you do need to double-check as it can get mixed up easily, especially in big department stores.
CAN I USE A LAYER CAKE?
Yes, if you have 49 squares. You will need to cut two sides to make the 9″ squares.
WHAT IS BINDING?
Binding is the last edge of the quilt and the final step in making a quilt. It encases all the layers of fabric and batting so you have a nice tidy finish.
DO I NEED TO PRE WASH MY FABRIC?
To prewash or not prewash is a personal choice. I prefer not to prewash and have never had a problem arise.
If you want to prewash I recommend only washing larger pieces of fabric bought off the bolt. However, I do not recommend prewashing pre-cut fabric such as fat quarters, because the edges will fray and you will lose around half an inch of your fabric when cutting the frayed edges off.