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Beginner’s Patchwork

Different fabrics and tools for patchworkingHave you often looked at quilts on line and in books and wondered where to start? Well, this is the class for you.  In this one day workshop we take the mystery out of ‘modern’ patchwork using a sewing machine and hopefully kick start your creative side to produce easy but effective patchwork items (quilts/table runners/cushions) for all your friends and family.  A full day packed with tips and inspiration that will have you going home with a small project and big ideas.

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson

Fabric Terminology

Handling your fabric

Rotary Cutting – Equipment and use

Basic Sewing Machine Use

Achieving an accurate 1/4” seam


Nine Patch Blocks

Easy triangle Blocks

Using the blocks you create we will make a simple table runner

Materials Needed:

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own please advise us at the time of booking. If bringing your own machine, a 1/4” foot would be useful, but not essential. You will also need to bring along 4 coordinating cotton fabrics these will need to be 50cm X 60cm (fat quarters) and a thread in a colour that blends with all your fabrics.

We will supply Batting (wadding) to complete your table runner


Aly Warner

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Patchwork table runner with wooden bowl
Beginners Patchwork table runner

Sumptuous Piped Cushion Masterclass

Two cushions sitting on a chair with bunting above
Create gorgeous professional-looking cushion covers yourself. We’ll show how to make a piped cushion with a zip fastening. A lovely addition to your home and also ot give as gifts.
Scheduled classes are shown at the bottom of the page.Class Level – Beginner +

What we will cover in the session

We will cover the following in the session to create your cushion cover

Correct measuring of cushion pad to get a plump finish

Marking fabric and cutting

How to create professional corners

How to insert piping

How to insert a zip

What you need to bring to make your cushions

We aim to make a standard cushion with piping . Please don’t spend a lot of money on fabric, a simple calico will suffice if you want to gain confidence before unleashing yourself on the expensive stuff!

A square or rectangle pillow – any size

Enough fabric (preferably cotton medium weight) to make a front and back with seam allowances

Thread to match your fabric

Piping cord enough to go around the cushion pad

Pre cut bias binding tape 2.5 cm folded (approx 5 cm wide when pressed open)  in a contrast colour enough to go around your cushion pad

A zip the width or more of your cushion in the colour of your bias binding

Cushions starter kit

If you don’t have the time to get everything you need for the class, you can buy one of our starter kits for £15 on the day. You’ll have everything you need to make a 16’’ square cushion . The kit includes fabric, piping, zip and a standard cushion pad.



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