Absolute Beginner’s Sampler Quilt (over 2 classes) – SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Date: 11th September 2015 - 9th October 2015
Time: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Spaces: -3

Friday 11th September and Friday 9th October

This two afternoon workshop will introduce learners with no prior experience of machine patchwork and quilting to the craft through the end-to-end process of making of a small sampler quilt. It is desirable, but not essential, that participants have experience of using a sewing machine. This is a machine based course with little hand stitching.
Participants will make four basic blocks and turn them into aIMG_0171

DSC_0012small sampler quilt. Patchwork and quilting tools and
techniques covered will include:
• Using rotary cutting equipment
• Squaring fabric and cutting out
• Speed cutting and piecing, where appropriate
• Sewing accurate seams
• Piecing blocks – strip pieced, 4-patch, rail fence and
• Squaring blocks
• Sashing & borders
• Quilt sandwich & machine quilting
• Making and attaching a double fold mitred binding.

Includes afternoon tea and refreshments


What you will need to bring:

• Notebook & pen
• Small personal sewing kit, including hand sewing needles, scissors, pins, unpicker.
• If you have it, bring your rotary cutting kit (mat, ruler, cutter). However, some kit will be available for those who do not have their own.
• Fabrics for blocks – 4 x co-ordinating fat quarters
• Fabric for sashing, borders & binding – min 0.5m x 44” wide craft cotton

Items available to buy on the day for £5.00:

• Fabric for backing – 1m (calico is a cost effective option if you don’t want to buy a coordinating craft cotton)
• Wadding – min 24” x 24” e.g. 80% cotton/20% polyester.
• Machine thread for piecing.
• Machine thread/quilting thread to co-ordinate with quilt top/backing.

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