Learn the traditional art of Patchwork & Quilting whilst taking your time making a lovely cushion or section towards a quilt. These also make excellent gifts and the patchwork pieces can be made from family or personal mementos - scraps from babys clothes or recycled clothes.
Experience: You will have needed to use a sewing machine before and made at least one item e.g. basic bag or cushion (to get to this level quickly check out our Beginner level classes).
Choose the type of patchwork design you want to do from our templates or design your own ideas with our teachers help
Learn the basics, including cutting fabrics, measuring seams and sewing the items together
Add wadding and stitch through
You can also add hand or free machine embroidery or applique if you have time - the options are endless and we'll encourage you to get creative!
What to bring to your class to make CUSHION - bring the same but without the cushion pad/back to make a section of quilt:
INNER PAD: a cushion to cover or a cushion pad 16-20" sq (can buy from us with cash on the day for £5 or from Fabric Land or C& H Fabrics)
CUSHION FRONT FABRIC: Lots of non stretch fabric scraps - old clothes, baby clothes, memorable fabrics OR 25cm each of 3 different fabrics from a fabric shop. We do have extra scraps too should you want to make a multi-fabric one, you are welcome to use them free of charge
CUSHION BACK FABRIC: half to 1m (get 1m if your cushion is more than 16" square) of non stretch fabric (at least 1m wide) for the back of the cushion
THREAD: a reel of thread to sew the pieces together and also for stitching on the top - so choose a colour you're happy to see
WADDING: if want to quilt it: half to 1m (get 1m if your cushion is more than 16" square) of 2oz or 4oz wadding (it's approx half an inch thick) a bit bigger than the pad you want to make (can buy from Fabric Land or C& H Fabrics)
Note: All fabric needs washing and ironing before class, unless it is 100% polyester or PU/PVC/Olicloth - or the finished item will never be washed. Check fabric content and any washing/ironing instructions when purchasing fabric
We provide: sewing machine (or bring your own if you prefer), scissors, pins, chalk, tape measure etc if you don’t have your own
Where to buy fabric: Suggestions of where to buy your fabric locally will be given on your booking confirmation, or to see our list of local fabric shops now click here