Learn how to do Patchwork and Quilting
Have you ever wanted to learn patchwork and quilting? Maybe you’ve tried it at home but haven’t been overly successful, or you’ve struggled trying to understand what the books and videos are telling you. Maybe you’d like to learn in a group of like-minded people and make a bunch of new friends along the way.
This course is for you if you know you definitely want to learn patchwork and quilting and will commit to the three terms (over the space of a year) that we will take to make your Sampler Quilt. (If you’re not sure and you just want to dip your toe in the patchwork water, then look out for our Beginner’s Patchwork Cushion for a single day workshop to introduce you to patchwork).
You will begin your course by learning how to use a rotary cutter, how to prepare and measure fabric, and how to cut your fabric. You will start with simple blocks, learning how to choose fabrics to give your quilt the ‘wow’ factor, as well as how to match seams (and yes you will become a pro at unpicking seams!). Over the weeks and months, you will find yourself building on your skills and will be learning how to deal with curves, triangles, 3D patterns, English Paper Piecing, Foundation Paper Piecing and folded patchwork. You will also learn how to prepare your blocks for quilting, then how to machine quilt with a walking foot and have an introduction to free motion quilting. In the last few weeks you will learn how to put your blocks together and bind your finished quilt (including my easy way to get perfect mitred corned every single time).
Full instructions are included in every lesson, although you may want to bring a notebook and pen to jot down any additional notes along the way.
You will need some basic equipment and fabric for lesson one, and you’ll be sent a fabric and equipment list when you book. Thereafter you will slowly add to your fabric and equipment stash as we go through the course
Guaranteed lots of fun, many laughs and new friendships along the way.
Friday afternoons 2:00pm – 5:00pm
2018: 14th Sept, 21st Sept, 28th Sept, 5th Oct, 12th Oct, 19th Oct, 26th Oct
HALF TERM – 2nd Nov
2018: 9th Nov, 16th Nov, 23rd Nov, 30th Nov, 7th Dec, 14th Dec
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