An introduction to quilting: £50

quilting long collage

Thursday 11th October, 10-2.30: £50

At this workshop you will learn the basics of quilting. We will cover how to plan your design using blocks, how to cut accurately using a rotary cutter with quilting rulers and templates if you prefer.

Having cut the pieces for a block or two, you can then practise seaming the pieces together with a quarter inch seam allowance.

The session can be as flexible as you wish – you can choose a simple design in advance, or just turn up on the day and get creative. If you are keen to make an actual quilt, you can expect to sew the first block or two, with a view to continuing at home, or attending some Social Sewing sessions if you’d like more help with this. We won’t necessarily get onto the actual ‘quilting’ stage (which refers to assembling the piecework, batting, and backing), but I can offer a demonstration of this process. If you’re keen to cover this aspect yourself, you can just aim to make a small sample block and you should have time for assembling and quilting – you could consider making a pot-holder.

You might like to make a piece to sew into a unique cushion cover. The example below is the Starflower block, made to a large scale and destined to become a cushion cover. This design is made of triangles and squares – a great place for beginners to start.

star flower

You will need to bring a selection of fabrics, ideally including a neutral and plenty of patterns. You can treat yourself to a selection of fat quarters, or just bring some old shirts or other scraps to practise with.

If you have any questions about this workshop, just email me: jenny@needleswift.com

Quilting Workshop

Thursday 11th October 2 SPACES LEFT

£50.00