My daughter, Elizabeth, and I are heading out of town this weekend where I am going to teach a class on free motion quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Many quilters want to learn this art, and videos don’t seem to be enough. My classes are very hands on. In that way, we can also address problems that arise. It’s going to be a super fun time of learning! I am really looking forward to it. It will be the second class I have put together, and I have several more slated n the following months, before haying season begins. Anyway, back to the gifts for the students…
In the middle of all the hustle and bustle in preparation to teach this class, my youngest (Miss Elle, age 10) and I found some time to put together some mason jar pin cushions. These are for the students of my class.
With a little research, and a lot of hot glue I figured out how to put the top together. Momtastic gave me ideas for the top. Elle chose the fabric tops coordinating ribbons, and filled the jars.
Embellishments included buttons from our button jar and some vintage metal bobbins that do not fit any of our sewing machines. I love the burlap/lace
Inside each, I included some items the students will need for the class such as the ring, a rubber band, a quilting needle, and free motion quilting sewing machine foot. The extra goodies include a fat quarter (fabric), retractable tape measure, flat sewing pins, and chocolate truffles! You can’t go wrong with chocolate. Right?
I think they turned out pretty cute. I don’t consider myself a very “craft” person. Consequently, this was a bit out of my comfort zone. If I can do this, I know you could, also.
Find Me For A Class
If you are in the Montana area and would be interested in learning how to free motion quilt, feel free to hit the contact link on the menu and let me know where you are. I have a few dates I could accommodate before June. If you are near me (South Central Montana), you might be able to catch one of my slated classes.