One Day Quilting Workshop
Always wanted to make a quilt and unsure how to begin?
This 1 day workshop is a great introduction to quilt making for beginners or those seeking a refresher.
Small class size so you get lots of tutor time.
You’ll learn how to accurately cut and machine piece strips of fabric together, a technique known as ‘strip piecing’ to create a traditional ‘log cabin’ or ‘housetops’ design block, *
These easy and traditional designs are building blocks for your future quilt making.
‘Strip Piecing’ is an easy and versatile technique, allowing you to be improvisational and creative with fabric and colour, and handstitching is an option if preferred.
We’ll look at design , pattern and use of colour, types of fabric, and use of of sashing and borders to enhance design and complete a top piece.
You will also be shown how to layer, baste and finish a quilt
This workshop introduces you to all the skills you need to complete bigger projects and explore all the different elements of this wonderful craft.
Any quilting endeavour sits within its history and social context forming a background conversation to the day. Gees Bend quilts are a particular reference point for this workshop because of their provenance, improvisational element, and contemporary design. We’ll also look at the work of other Makers & Artists for inspiration and ideas.
What’s needed from you……..Bring your own machine…
If you have a sewing machine it’s a good idea to bring it as that’s the one you’ll normally be using. Probably best not to lug that old Singer in though.
We do a have a few ‘in house’ machines but please state when you book if you need one.
We’ll contact you anyway to confirm the booking and check on what you may need.
If you’ve used a sewing machine before that’s good, although it’s simple straight stich sewing in this workshop so 5 mns practice will probably get you there.
The workshop is based on making at least one 12” block. Good to bring your own fabric - 100% cotton is best but polycotton is ok - one or the other is best. No stretchy fabric and anything that frays easily is to be avoided. You don’t need alot of fabric as this is an introduction and it’s all about the learning and confidence that you leave with - not a finished quilt. Pre washed fabric is good but not essential.
We do have some ‘Fat Quarters’ of fabric for sale if you prefer that option - an interesting but limited selection of new and pre-used fabric.
Please feel free to call for a chat about options.
Notebook for scribbling in!
Refreshments - Teas & Coffee are not currently provided during COVID but…
Middleton Cafe on the corner is open for takeaways
COVID - please bring your own mask. We provide hand sanitiser, hand washing and operate social distancing. Numbers in the workshops are currently limited to a maximum of 3 plus tutor.
Please email or message us if any queries, no matter big or small…..