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Kennewick Community Education

111F22 Great Basics: Quilting for Beginners

with Cheryl Garrison



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Learn an abundance of basic techniques to help you in all your future quilt-making endeavors.  In this four-week series, we’ll cover all the steps, from choosing fabric to quilting and binding to creating a lap-size quilt or wall hanging. Bring a sewing machine and kit to class.

Supply List: 

Recommended brands are in parentheses, but if you have something different that you prefer to use, we can make it work. These supplies can be found at Janean’s Bernina in Pasco and at other quilt stores in the area.

  • Sewing machine in good working order that you know how to use. Bring owner’s manual if you have one.


     ¼ inch foot (also known as a patchwork foot)

  • Walking foot or freemotion foot for quilting.

  • New sewing needle, size 70 Microtex (Schmetz) for piecing

  • New size 80 or 90 Topstitch needle for quilting

  • 1 yard of five different fabrics for top (I recommend you include a striped fabric as one of your choices).

  • 3 yards of fabric for backing (look for a busy, multi-colored print)

  • Neutral sewing thread, 100% cotton, 50wt (Aurifil)

  • Thread in a color that blends with your top fabrics, 40 wt (King Tut by Superior) for quilting.

  • Fabric scissors

  • Frixion pen

  • White chalk pencil (Bohin)

  • Pins (Clover glass ball head)

  • 45 mm rotary cutter (Olfa) with new blade

  • 12”x18” rotary cutting mat (Quilter’s Select); a larger mat is fine too.

  • 6”x12” rotary cutting ruler (Quilter’s Select), larger is fine too.

  • Seam ripper (Clover)

  • Spray Starch (Magic Quilting and Crafting Spray or Niagara Spray Starch)

  • Cotton or cotton blend Crib size or at 48” square of batting (Warm and Natural)

  • 505 Temporary Adhesive for Fabric (Odif)

  • Quilters gloves

  • Required Book: Great Basics by Nancy Roelfsema. Available for purchase for $15.00 from instructor at the first class.


Cheryl Garrison is an award-winning quilter and a past Member Featured Artist for the Tri-Cities Quilt Guild.  She has been quilting for over 40 years and shares her passion for teaching quilting at a local quilt shop.

  • Oct 6 - 27th, 2022
    Thu for 4 weeks from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Kennewick High School

500 S. Dayton
Kennewick, WA 99336 Get directions

Room: B213

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