Sit & Sew Workshop - Basic Thread Sketching & Couching Information

One of our latest workshops that brings together 2 fabulous techniques in one class for a full day. You will learn the basics and have fun at the same time! 

Couching, Thread Sketching & Free-motion Basics  

Couching: Learn the basics of raw edge appliqué; layering techniques; machine fed/free-motion couching; and free-motion straight stitch thread painting. Couch yarns to actually create an object or make awesome textures by threading multiple threads through the eye of a single needle. 

Thread Sketching: Learn how to write cursive with our machine - great for labels and signing quilts; basic free-motion straight stitching with different thread types; free-motion quilting, free-motion fill-n; introduction to thread sketched portraits and pen & ink tangles.  These exercises will help you get your stitches more uniform in length. Scroll down for more details.

If you would like to host an event, please contact us at 1-800-874-4115 ext. 176 or

Upcoming Class Schedule

Date Class Location Info
Guild Event TBD,


  • 1 day workshop
  • Sew on your own machine
  • Kit provided to complete the project
Thread Sketching
Learn cursive writing by machine, plus basic free-motion techniques.
Create beautiful textured fabrcs by adding raw-edged piecing and couching specialty yarns,
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