Babylock Inspiration Class

This class is for owners of the Babylock Symphony, Esante, Ellageo, or Ellegante. The Babylock Inspiration class will be on Wednesday, November 16 at 10:30. This month we will discuss the Quilting features on your Babylock. I will have instructions to make a quilted placemat. You will piece the blocks, sew them together, add the batting, backing, and quilt the placemat. I understand that some of you are already experienced quilters. The goal of the class is not to teach you to quilt since that is not my expertise, but to explain the quilting features of your Babylock, how to use them, and what feet to use.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • ¼” inch piecing
  • Crazy Patch piecing
  • Channel or Cartridge Quilting
  • Grid or Diamond Quilting
  • Outline Quilting
  • Stitch in the Ditch
  • Free Motion Quilting
  • Hand Look Quilting
  • Sashiko
  • Serpentine Quilting
  • Stippling – Machine
  • Stippling – Free Motion
  • Thread Painting
  • Applique

Supply List:

  • Cotton Quilt Fabrics scraps (enough to make 12- 6×6 blocks) (can be all muslin) This is for practice and trying various stitches.
  • Backing – same amount as for the top (can be all muslin)
  • Batting  enough for about 12 6×6 blocks)
  • Placemat Supplies
    • 24”x24” fabric
    • 12”x24” coordinating fabric
    • 12 ½” x 20 ½” batting
    • Thread
    • Needles
    • Straight Pins
    • Pencil or Chalk Marker
    • Scissors
    • 4 ½” square template
    • Ruler


  • ¼” piecing foot or ¼” piecing foot with guide
  • “J” foot
  • Open toe foot or “N” foot
  • Walking Foot with Quilting Bar
  • Edge Joining Foot
  • Adjustable Blind Hem Foot
  • Free Motion Echo Foot
  • Free Motion Quilting Foot “C” or Free Motion Quilting foot “O”
  • Straight Stitch plate
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About Designs by Marje

Marje is an avid sewing and machine embroidery enthusiast. She started sewing as a teenager and has continued sewing through the years. About 15 years ago she purchased her first embroidery machine and software. She was hooked! Marje previously worked in the information technology field for 35 years which has given her a solid background in computer technology and software. She has been teaching sewing machine guide classes and embroidery software classes for more than 12 years. Her resume includes teaching at a number of local sewing machine shops and at the Husqvarna Viking Annual Dealer Convention where she taught classes on Embroidery software to dealers and their associates. By attending her sewing, machine embroidery and embroidery software classes you will expand your knowledge in sewing, embroidery, software, and computer technology.

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