In-person course

Beginner's Patchwork and Quilting Course

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If you are looking to make your first patchwork quilt or perhaps just a bag or patchwork cushion, then this is the course for you. We will explore all the basics of cutting, piecing and assembling your patchwork and look at the most popular shapes and styles of this wonderful craft.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

The 6 week course includes:

* Selecting and cutting your fabric (rotary cutter method)
* The anatomy of a quilt – technical jargon translated!
* Piecing simple squares and rectangles
* Having fun with triangles including Flying Geese
* Different styles and methods of quilting
* Making and attaching bindings

There will be a choice of projects to be completed including a table-runner/wallhanging or double sided cushion.


Jennifer Johnson at Sew Forest of Dean
The Studio, Cemetery House
High Street, Clearwell
GL16 8JS

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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In-person course
- - #30880

I'm reasonably confident with my sewing machine thanks to the Sew Forest of Dean "Learn to Love Your Sewing Machine" course, but was worried I wasn't precise enough to do patchwork. She's helped me with my cutting and piecing skills, and I've now made cushions, and a baby quilt. Feel like I'm now ready to tackle my first grown up quilt, I've learned so much! Thank you Jen!

Response from Sew Forest of Dean:

You have some great ideas for your projects Emily, I'm so glad I've been able to help you gain confidence and to get you started with them. Your bookcase quilt is going to be stunning, I can't wait to see it finished.

In-person course
- - #30424

I learnt so much on this course. I had always wanted to make a quilt but didn't know where to start. Jen explains things in such an easy to understand manner. I really enjoyed the course and I am now making quilts for all of my grandchildren!

Response from Sew Forest of Dean:

Thank you Jane, it was a pleasure to get you started on your quilting journey :-)

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