In-person course
in Kingsbridge

Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting



Our Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting workshop (12.75 hours of teaching) will appeal to the absolute beginner possibly with little, or no, sewing experience and those with existing sewing skills who want to learn patchwork & quilting. You can choose a weekend course (Friday 1.30 - Sunday 1pm) or a weekday course (9.30am - 5.30pm x 2 days). Both have the same amount of teaching time. The course is interactive and during the workshop you will learn the basics of patchwork starting with a brief history of the craft and ending with your first patchwork item to take home with you - either a cushion or a wall hanging. ​By the end of the workshop you will have sufficient experience to progress with projects of your own. Not essential, however if you own a sewing machine you may bring it as long as it’s in good working order, you know how to use it and you have the instruction book. Skills you can expect to learn: - "Tools of the Trade" - Hand sewing techniques - Colour theory - Fabric choices - English Paper Piecing - American Block Piecing - Beginners guide to Rotary Cutting - Borders - Quilting by hand​ Courses are non-residential so please ask us for details of accommodation in the local area if you need somewhere to stay. We'll be happy to help.

What's included in the price?

- Expert tuition - Materials - All refreshments including homemade lunches - Beautiful surroundings - Parking - Transport to Slapton if required


12¾ hours (flexible times to suit)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts



Tig's Barn

with Craft Courses since 2022

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Tig's Barn was created out of a passion for craft and design and a desire to bring people together to unwind and have fun whilst learning new skills. Situated in the heart of the South Hams, we have taken inspiration for our workshops from the unique surroundings that make the South Hams an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located near Slapton, Tig’s Barn provides the perfect location to unlock your creativity and enjoy one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the UK.


Tig's Barn, Slapton, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2QE

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • Parking provided
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