Walking Foot Quilting: Beyond Stitch in the Ditch


This Class is Sold Out.

Saturday, March 9th 2024
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM


Pocono Sew & Vac
567 Main Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360


Laura Lyman

Don’t feel ready for free motion quilting?  Expand your options!  When you master your walking foot, you can quilt any quilt beautifully!  You will be amazed at what you can do with just a walking foot.  Includes instruction on marking and adjusting designs as needed.

Supply list


  • Sewing machine in good working order with manual, pedal, and cord
  • All attachments and tools for your machine
  • Extension table
  • Extra bobbins
  • Extra needles
  • Seam ripper
  • Machine quilting gloves
  • Walking foot with quilting guide
  • 12” or longer rotary ruler
  • Chaco Liner or water-soluble quilt marking pen that contrasts with your fabric
  • OPTIONAL: Quilting Seam Guide Attachment (threadstandhero.com 618-255-1907)


  • 1 yard solid or tone on tone fabric- remove selvages
  • 1 ¼ yards coordinating backing (this will become your binding)
  • 38” square cotton batting
  • Contrasting thread- you need to be able to see the thread on your quilt top

Class Preparation:

Fold your fabric into quarters and press lightly to mark centers.

Mark four 12" squares in center.

Mark 6" borders and cornerstones. (If your fabric is shy of the full 36" the borders and cornerstones can be 5" - 5 1/2") Be sure to leave at least 1/2" free along outside edge.

In one 12" square, mark lines 4" apart to create a nine-patch.

Your top should resemble the diagram below.

Center your marked top on your batting and backing, baste layers together.

Using your walking foot and contrasting thread, stitch on the lines, simulating a four block center with one nine-patch, borders, and cornerstones. Using a basting stitch length, stitch the outside edge of the border. 

DO NOT cut off excess fabric/batting.

DO NOT remove basting.

Call Laura if you have any questions.

Now you are ready for class.

Instructor: Laura Lyman 


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I have been sewing since childhood and quilting since 2002.  Since 2005, I have taught quilting at local shops, Guilds and retreats. I started by making hand quilted traditional Amish quilts and have since progressed to both domestic and long arm quilting, as well as pattern development.  Since my retirement in 2017, I have enjoyed quilting on an almost daily basis focusing on scrap quilts and charity projects and teaching.

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To reserve a seat, all Pocono Sew & Vac classes must be paid in full upon registration. In the event that a student needs to cancel their reservation for a class, they should notify PS&V at least 7 days in advance (by phone) to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 7 days before class will not be issued a refund.

If a class does not have the minimum number of participants 7 days prior to class day, the teacher will cancel class. The customer will be fully refunded within 7 to 10 business days. Any questions call PS&V at 800-442-8227.

Some classes require homework to be done before class, such as cutting/prepping fabrics. If homework is required, it will be posted in the class description. Please read the class description thoroughly before signing up before a class. If homework is not done by the start of class, you will not be able to attend, and a refund will not be issued. If you have any questions regarding class homework, please call the store and we will be happy to help.