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Patchwork Block and Quilt as you Go

Enjoy a morning creating a patchwork block or two. Each session we will offer you two different block designs to choose from , suitable for novice and seasoned patchworkers. Either of these blocks can be used individually for cushions and smaller projects or you could save them up to make a larger quilt, using the ‘Quilt as you go’ method. We will also practise the technique of straight line quilting using a walking foot, or free motion quilting according to your choice.

Skill level- Any

The topics we aim to cover

Cutting using rotary cutters

Using traditional and modern techniques for patchwork

Using 1/4″ seams on the sewing machine

Quilting methods

What to bring to the class

3 or 4 different craft weight cotton ‘fat Quarters’

A square of cotton 40cm x 40cm for the back if the block

One reel of thread to blend with your fabrics, we recommend either a grey or beige if you are not sure what’s best

40cm square cotton or wool mix batting for the quilting (we have an 80/20 cotton/poly mix batting available in the workshop for a small charge of  £1.50 per square)

We have sewing machines for you to use but if you would like to bring your own that’s fine

Maximum number on class -5

Tutor

Aly Warner

Date/Time ClassCostSpaces
04/06/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Patchwork Block
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 5
02/07/2020
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Patchwork Block
Stable 2, The Vine, Stockbridge Hampshire
£25.00 5

English Paper Piecing

traditional patchworkIf you imagine an heirloom patchwork quilt laid over a thatched cottage bed then chances are you are thinking of patchwork created in the style of English paper piecing. This is a traditional  hand  crafted project that is portable and easy to do (ideal to take away on holiday and work on at leisure).  Come and spend a morning playing with fabric and shapes and learning the techniques to enable you to make you own heirloom piece

Skill Level -Beginners

The topics we aim to cover in this lesson

Cutting templates and fabric

Fixing of shapes to fabric and stitching in place

You will then learn how to finish English Paper Piecing to use with your own project.

What you need

Four/five different fabrics of your choice, a fat quarter pack would be perfect for this

Tutor – Aly Warner

Sorry, we don't have any classes planned currently. To register your interest please email us at hello@bobbinsewingschool.com.

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

Pressing

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

Tutor

Aly Warner

 
Sorry, we don't have any classes planned currently. To register your interest please email us at hello@bobbinsewingschool.com.
Patchwork table runner with wooden bowl
Beginners Patchwork table runner

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