Patchwork & Quilting basics/beginners
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About the Course
This course is ideal for people that want to learn the art of patchwork and machine quilting. An initial small project will be created to gain confidence of techniques required to construct accurate patchwork and quilting with a professional finish. All learners will learn about accurate cutting with a cutting mat and rotary cutter, use of 1/4inch seams, pressing to ensure flat seams, seam matching, basting, machine quilting then finally binding the edge of the quilt. Learners will be teacher lead through demonstrations and sampling. Learners will spend time within each session working on their own project applying their new found knowledge.
To deliver an insight into patchwork and quilting by creating an initial small patchwork projects, then apply the knowledge to create a small patchwork lap quilt.
Do I need any particular skills or experience?
This course is for beginners
This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
By the end of the course I should be able to:
Demonstrate accuracy in cutting out fabric through the use of a cutting mat and rotary cutter
Understand pressing patchwork to avoid stretching
Recognise how matching seams leads to a pleasing finish within patchwork
Select the most appropriate machine quilting pattern for your quilt
Mitre corners of quilt without stretching binding
If you are in receipt of benefits you may be entitled to a free course
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Bring basic sewing equipment, thread, sewing needles, fabric scissors, paper scissors, unpicker etc. Patchwork equipment - Cutting mat, rotary cutter and patchwork ruler. A range of basic sewing equipment can be purchased at the course.
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Course Start DatesTuesday 17th April 2018
- Accessible by public transport
- Suitable for beginners
- Suitable for events & groups
- Teen friendly
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