Beginners Quilt Cushion Cover

Date: 19th July 2015
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Spaces: 0

This is a 1-day workshop that will introduce learners with no prior experience of machine patchwork and quilting to the craft through the making of a cushion cover to fit an 18” cushion pad. It is desirable, but not essential, that participants have experience of using a sewing machine. This is a machine based course with no hand stitching.
The cushion front is wadded and quilted. TheIMG_1446
cushion cover is lined throughout, has a pillow
case closure and has an Oxford edge finish.
The cushion cover is approx. 22” square
(including the Oxford edge) and will take an 18”
cushion pad.
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
• Squaring blocks
• Quilt sandwich and machine quilting.

Includes homemade lunch and refreshments


What you will need to bring:

• Notebook & pen
• Small personal sewing kit, including snips, 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 (the flowery fabric in the photo) – 100% craft cotton, 0.5 m x width of fabric (min 41” useable width, i.e. between selvedges).
• Fabric for front background, Oxford finish & pillow-case back (the green fabric in the photo) – 100% craft cotton, 1.0 m x width of fabric (min 41” useable width).

Items available to buy on the day for £5.00:

• Fabric for lining – calico, 1.0 m x width of fabric (min 40” useable width).
• Wadding – min 24” x 24” e.g. 80% cotton/20% polyester (please do not buy what is known as ‘2 ounce’ or ‘4 ounce’ wadding as this is better suited to furnishings/upholstery).
• Machine thread for piecing.
• Machine thread/quilting thread to co-ordinate.

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