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Introduction to Quilting – Baby Quilt

24 March 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Learn how to make your own baby quilt blanket using sewing and quilting techniques in this 2 session course.

These charming quilts are so inspirational and will delight any new family member. Scrap fabric is ideal for this project as it not only creates interest but encourages fingers to explore.

Approximate size: 30 x 40” (75cm x 1m)

This course will run over two weeks, made up of two, 3 hour sessions on: 24/03 & 31/03

Skills and techniques that you will learn on this course:

  • Introduction to quilting and general terminology
  • Introduction to Till Roll Crumb Quilting
  • Using a rotary cutter, cutting boards, rulers
  • Creating a quilting sandwich (top layer, wadding, backing fabric)
  • Transferring applique design onto fusible bonding web (Heat & Bond)
  • Cutting out the applique design
  • Pre-assemble design and fusing pieces in place
  • Tips & techniques

Depending on the design you choose from the below list, you will need to make sure you bring along the following materials for your quilt. Below are some suggestions for material colours and quantities that are required to make the quilt however if you have a particular design in mind (eg: cat, dog, bunny etc.) please email us to discuss what else you will need to bring.

Requirements for Frolicking Sheep

  • 2 x fat quarters of blue sky fabric for the background
  • 2 x fat quarters of green fabric for the grass
  • Brown fabric for the fence
  • White felt or soft cotton for the sheep
  • Black fabric for the sheep
  • 1m backing fabric
  • Fusible web (Bondaweb or Heat & Bond)
  • Binding fabric or scrap fabric
  • 1m wadding / batting (cotton)
  • Assorted threads

Requirements for Whispering Elephants

  • 1m backing fabric
  • Binding fabric or scrap fabric
  • 1m wadding / batting (cotton)
  • 2 ½” strips of fabric – possibly a jelly roll 12 alternatively you could make your own strips from scrap fabric (technique will be shown in class)
  • Fusible web (Bondaweb or Heat & Bond)
  • Assorted threads

Surprise Baby Quilt

  • 1m blue background fabric for sky
  • Assorted scraps of fabric for flowers & insects
  • 1 x fat quarter of white fabric
  • 1¼m backing
  • 1m fusible web (Bondaweb or Heat & Bond)
  • 40cm binding
  • 1m wadding / batting (cotton)
  • Fat quarter red & black spotted fabric ; fat quarter black & yellow striped fabric

Other Requirements: Besides your sewing machine and manual, you will require some other supplies.

  • A walking foot (A walking foot makes it easier to sew through three layers of fabric (fabric, wadding and backing). Besides that, the walking foot ensures very little movement of fabric and puckering. If you don’t have a walking foot, it’s not an issue).
  • ¼” foot if you have one
  • Rotary cutter (with sharp blade), fabric scissors, cutting mat, cutting rulers
  • Sharp pins & needles
  • Assorted thread
  • Paper till roll (we have these in stock to purchase if you need).

I have sewing machines available for use during the session, but if you do have your own sewing machine, I would recommend you bring it along so that you can become more and more confident in using your machines features.

We will break about half way through the session for refreshments, as sewing is thirsty work for mind and body therefore it’s only natural that there will be plenty of tea, coffee and cake to keep us going!

Class Length: Two, 3 hour sessions

Max in a class: 5

Price: £90

Email me to check availability and to book your place

I also carry a stock of fabrics and haberdashery should you wish to purchase on the day (card payment facility available). or you can also browse and buy fabrics at our online fabric shop.

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24 March 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm