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    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.

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    small class 5 at most-----book cover/cushion/wall hanging/bag ---something small to start with---encourage a practice piece to get the rythum

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    I rarely take classes, but one I did take was hand quilting. This was a long time ago, but things I remember and liked --

    the teacher had a wide assortment of needle sizes and types in a little needle book with info on each (part of the class fee). This gave us the chance to find which needles were our favorites without having to buy a whole pack of each. And to know the name and size info for buying more. I still have and use my sampler needle book.

    She let us try on thimbles from her collection, in addition to offering suggestions for other ways to protect your finger (tape, finger cotts, etc).

    She brought in her own very first hand quilted project, along with projects done over the years -- it was encouraging to see that her work had not always been perfect, and that her current skill level was developed over time and with lots of practice.

    She was prepared to help lefties.

    We worked in brightly colored thread on a white muslin practice piece so that we could easily see our stitches. While I understand the point of that, I would prefer to invest the time on an actual project that can be used.

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    One teacher told the class that she always keeps a practice piece close that she uses to "warm up" on because it can take a few minutes to get your rhythm going even as an experienced hand quilter. She provided us with piece of white muslin which had a design to follow. It saved time from having the students draw it in class.

    I did learn the need for a good thimble and how to buy one that fits. It made a world of difference.

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    I took one hand quilting class and enjoyed it a lot. It was only 10 people. We did a heart. It was enough to show straight lines, curves, convex angles and concave angles. It was very simple and drawn in plain muslin. Everyone tried several size needles and a few different threads. I finished that piece very happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    Hope u r doing ok, read u live in WV....be safe and let us know all is good for u......I am sure u will get answers to this from the board

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    How about doing one of these bags that hang on your table for thread, small scraps. I actually cheated and bought a pin cushion made and going to attach it and make the bag only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    How about doing one of these bags that hang on your table for thread, small scraps. I actually cheated and bought a pin cushion made and going to attach it and make the bag only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    How about doing one of these bags that hang on your table for thread, small scraps. I actually cheated and bought a pin cushion made and going to attach it and make the bag only.
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    cute bag and pincushion idea, love it

    Quote Originally Posted by Quilted Dogs
    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I was at my LQS today and the owner asked me if I would teach some sort of hand quilting class because she has people asking for them.

    I have taught 2 people to hand quilt, but both were on a one-on-one basis.

    We bantered about some ideas, but was wondering if anybody here had ever taught a hand quilting class, and if so, could you PM me so I can get some ideas of the projects you did, etc.

    Thanks in advance.
    How about doing one of these bags that hang on your table for thread, small scraps. I actually cheated and bought a pin cushion made and going to attach it and make the bag only.

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