Make Your First Quilt, online course with Amanda Jane Ogden

The title of this course is 'Make Your First Quilt' with Amanda Jane Ogden


This online course shows you how to make your very first quilt. So long as you can use a sewing machine to make a straight stitch, you will be fine because everything else is explained.

You will be making a small square or oblong quilt (big enough to be a throw or playmat or cot quilt).

You will make design decisions, cut and join fabric pieces, then join rows, layer up your quilt, add quilting and finally finish and bind it.

Tutor information: Amanda Jane Ogden is a qualified and experienced teacher of textiles, who also designs fabrics and writes quilt and sewing patterns for national magazines and for sale online.

What's included in the price?

Fifteen short segments of video material, plus lists, notes, diagrams to take you through every stage of making your first quilt. A full quilt pattern complete with photos to make the quilt.

When you buy this course, Amanda will send you a private link to the video, plus a PDF of the pattern.

What you will need

Equipment: sewing machine; a rotary cutter, quilter's ruler and cutting mat; an iron and ironing board; dressmaker's pins; quilter's safety pins; scissors; coloured crayons, sewing needle.
Materials: a shopping list is given at the beginning of the course and full details are enclosed with the pattern.


Amanda Jane Ogden at Amanda Jane Textiles

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Limited mobility
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users


25 minutes

Gold Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.



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In-person course
Pauline Hastings - - #35568

I had such a wonderful, fun, productive day learning to make a quilt with Amanda last week. Amanda is a very calm and patient teacher, with a wealth of experience and advice to offer. The fabrics that she had curated were lovely and I am so pleased to have come away with a completed mini quilt and the skills and enthusiasm to embark on my own quilting projects. The course was everything I hoped for, and more. Highly recommended to anyone thinking of giving it a go!

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you Pauline for your review. It was a pleasure to teach you. This is just the start of your quilting adventure!

In-person course
Zoe - - #35569

It was a very inspiring day and made quilting very doable even for a beginner - the fabrics were lovely and so were the flapjacks! Amanda was very patient and helpful with knowledge, experience and advice you just can't get in a quilting book. Thank you!

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Dear Zoe, Thank you for your review. You progressed so quickly during the day as you made your first quilt - you took to quilting like a duck to water! I hope you get lots of pleasure from this new craft.

In-person course
Helen Sargeant - - #34705

I did a one to one course with Amanda at the weekend and it is the best thing I have done in a long time. It was such fun and so rewarding as I came away with my own mini quilt! All in one day.!Amanda took me step by step and was so helpful with suggestions and expertise . So inspired have bought my own equipment and am about to start on my own project and its only Tuesday. Thankyou

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Dear Helen,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the 'Quilt in a Day' course. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Good to hear that you are now all kitted out and ready for more quilt-making!

In-person course
Pauline Whitehead - - #34173

I thoroughly enjoyed the day spent with Amanda learning the skills of traditional quilt making. As it was one to one tuition from a very experienced quilter it was fabulous. I even managed to leave with my own quilt sampler. Couldn’t recommend the day enough.

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you for your review Pauline. It was a pleasure to teach you yesterday in the studio. I hope your sampler quilt will be just the beginning of your quilting experience!


In-person course
Angela - - #32785

What a great day! Very patient teacher with a novice and full of tips and tricks. Everything planned perfectly so I went home with a great mini quilt, having tried the techniques needed to make a full size one. One to one teaching means you have someone making suggestions and sharing expertise all day and so learn quickly. Aftercare great too- follow up email with more tips and a newsletter and advice re suppliers. Feel I’ve taken a leap forward and have the confidence to get started on my own!

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Dear Angela,
Thank you for your review. I am delighted that you are now launched on your quilting journey!

In-person course
Lynsey - - #31311

Thoroughly enjoyed the quilt making course. Amanda is very patient and a fantastic teacher. Measures were in place to maintain a social distance for Covid. Beautiful building and a great day of learning. Would do it all again :)

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Dear Lynsey,
thank you for your review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your first excursion into quilt-making. I'm sure this is just the beginning for you!

With best wishes,


In-person course
Sue - - #30465

Fantastic day in a beautiful historic building quilting with Amanda. She is a patient, careful and inspiring teacher. All Covid precautions were respected and a safe environment for learning was created. I’m very pleased with my finished quilt and ready to start on my next project. Thank you so much

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you for your review, Sue. It was good to meet you and your finished quilt was lovely. Well done. Lots of quilt-making ahead!

In-person course
Tracy Groom - - #30454

I spent a day with Amanda on this course and found her experience invaluable. She was patient, informative and understanding. I completed a sample quilt which I thoroughly enjoyed making. I would recommend this course to anyone with an interest in quilting.

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you for your review Tracy. I hope this will be just the start of your quiltmaking! Looking forward to seeing the photo of your finished item.

In-person course
Barbara Ferris - - #30304

I really enjoyed my day with Amanda, her studio is in the beautiful surroundings of Ushaw college. All COVID precautions had been taken and rules observed at all times. This was my first time quilting but after Amanda’s excellent tuition I am confident in giving it a go myself. I was given lots of advice and tips to help with my future projects. The course was delivered in a comfortable atmosphere and led by my pace, as the course is one to one it could have been intense but it was amazing how quickly the day passed. I left with a completed quilt. I would totally recommend this course to anyone looking to begin quilting.

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you for your review, Barbara. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day at Ushaw. It was nice to have fine weather, so we could eat lunch outside in the grounds. I hope you continue to enjoy quilt-making in the time ahead.


In-person course
Pauline Jack - - #30264

I thoroughly enjoyed my course with Amanda. I’m a first time quilter and was shown lots of good basic steps to get me started. The quilt I left with is really lovely. She followed all covid rules and made me feel very safe. Additionally the building she works from is beautiful, adding to an altogether great day.

Response from Amanda Jane Textiles:

Thank you for your review Pauline. I'm glad you enjoyed the day and hope that it will be the beginning of a long and pleasurable journey into quiltmaking.

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