- Sun 24th Sept (10.30am – 4.30pm)
- Weds 20th & Weds 27th Sept (6.00pm – 9.00pm) – 2 evenings
- Sat 28th Oct (10.30am – 4.30pm)
Venue: Stitch & Steele, Warndon Villages, Worcester, WR4 0EN (full address on booking)
Quilting is one of the next big design trends in home interiors and fashion and it’s not like what your granny used to make. It can be fashionable and funky!
Use quilting to design your very own custom designed cushions, throws and duvets as well as mini artworks and Christmas Advent Calendars.
For inspiration have a look at one of my favourite quilt designers, Red Pepper Quilts, for some design inspiration in lovely Japanese and up-to-the-minute fabrics.
What You Will Learn:
In this introductory workshop, we’ll cover all the techniques you need to make a small patchwork quilt using a very simple square block design. This is workshop is designed for complete beginners to quilting but you will need to be able to use a sewing machine confidently.
You will learn about:
- how to choose and pre-treat fabrics,
- sources of fabrics,
- how to measure and cut quilting fabrics to pattern,
- piecing together fabric squares to form strips,
- how to compile a quilt (sandwiching technique using batting)
- how to use bias binding to complete your quilt
- over-stitching techniques to secure the quilt together and for decorative effect
Please note: We will start the finishing (binding) process but you may need to finish this at home.
- all materials included (fabric selection, batting, bias binding, walking foot attachment)
- all equipment including rotary cutter, cutting mat, quilting ruler
- a copy of the quilt pattern and instructions for follow up/re-use at home.
- unlimited tea/coffee and biscuits throughout the day
- follow up info on how to build your quilting skills further
- 10% discount off any of our other courses/workshops (including our next level quilting course when it launches)
What To Bring With You:
- Your sewing machine, instructions, power cable and sewing feet (or you can borrow one of ours for £10 for the day) – please book this at the time of booking your workshop – add workshop to your shopping cart and then continue shopping to add sewing machine hire to your cart before checkout.
- A basic haberdashery kit including fabric scissors, sewing bobbins, sewing threads, hand sewing needles, pins, plastic or metal ruler (office type)
- Notepad & pen if you like taking notes
- Reading/close vision glasses if you need them
What You Will Take Away:
- a finished or partially finished small block patterned quilt
- the skills and knowledge to be able to replicate what we have done in class at home
- sources of further learning and fabric stores for sourcing quilting fabric