Beginning Modern Quilting

Saturdays, March 18th, 25th, April 1st & 8th from 3pm to 6pm - click here to register

$160 plus supplies



This beginner quilting workshop will make the “Hey There” wall hanging (baby size) quilt from Wendy Chow’s book, Urban Quilting. Don't have your own sewing machine? Use one of ours!

This workshop will be taught in four 3-hour sessions. Each class may require homework based on what is accomplished during the classes.

Session 1 (March 18th): cut fabrics, produce strip set units and half-square triangle rows

Session 2 (March 25th): block assembly, border assembly and quilt assembly

Session 3 (April 1st): assemble quilt sandwich, quilt, sew and add binding, hand finish

Session 4 (April 8th): any necessary catch-up and finishing


Materials & supplies are additional and must be purchased at least one day before class, preferably sooner so students can complete all homework prior to first session. Materials needed include:

Urban Quilting by Wendy Chow

fabric A - 5/8 yd (quilting cotton recommended for all fabrics, more solids are available in store)

fabric B - 7/8 yd

fabric C - 1/2 yd

fabric D - 1/2 yd

backing fabric - 2 7/8 yd

binding fabric - 3/8 yd

batting - 1 1/2 yd

4" wide quilting ruler

2 spools coordinating thread

rotary cutter

cutting mat

* Please note you will need a 1/4" presser foot, which is specific to your sewing machine. If you don't have one, we can show you how to achieve the 1/4" seams you'll need.


Also needed:

iron to press fabric at home in advance

straight and large safety pins, fabric scissors



• purchase and pre-wash all fabrics (do not wash the batting)

• press fabrics and trim selvedges (make sure to remove any wording/branding along edges)

• oil/clean sewing machine and attach 1/4" pressure foot (if using your own)

• wind two bobbins with your coordinating thread


Previous experience with a sewing machine is required. If you've never sewn on a machine before, we recommend our beginner class or a beginner sewing lesson. In this workshop, you will receive direct instruction and work at your own pace. You may bring your own machine or use one of ours. We will meet for 3 hours over four sessions. If you need additional time or help with the project, you may add on private sessions as needed. Please note there are NO make-up sessions and this workshop is non-refundable, so make sure can attend all sessions before registering.


We are happy to assist you with all supplies in person or via phone at 773.486.8996.


images from Session 1: strip set units and half square triangle rows


images from Session 2: blocks before assembly and finished blocks


ready for assembly in Sessions 3 & 4!