Introduction to Quilting – Quilt As You Go Technique

This quilting workshop is perfect for those wanting to learn the basics of quilting using a fun and creative technique called Quilt-As-You-Go.

Quilt-As-You-Go is similar to regular quilting except that you are quilting individual pieces all at the same time. That is, you are sewing through all three layers (fabric, wadding and backing) of your quilt in one go.

There is no precise pattern or exact measurement for each block so you can be as creative as you want.

Quilting individual or smaller blocks makes it easier to turn the block in your machine especially if you wish to have a different design on each block. For example, chevron, block, wavy lines, etc.

The technique you will learn can be applied to any sized quilt, table runner, foundation for a quilted jacket for example to name a few. Your creative possibilities are endless.

I have sewing machines available for use during the sessions, 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 each 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!

This course will run over three weeks, made up of three, 3 hour sessions.

Skills / Technique that you will learn:
Introduction to quilting basics.
Quilt-As-You-Go quilting technique.
How to use a rotary cutter to cut your strips of fabric, backing and wadding.
To use the quilting ruler to achieve precise measurements and cuts.
Piecing and pressing of seams.
Correct seam allowances for quilting.
Joining your blocks together with or without sashing to produce a final quilt.
Quilt by machine.
How to add binding with or without mitred corners.

Materials required for this course:
To create a colourful quilt (132cm x 173cm) for this course, you will need a jelly roll (bundle of pre-cut) 2½” x 42” strips. The advantage of using a Jelly Roll is that every print is from the same collection and your fabric colours and pattern will co-ordinate nicely.

Quilt Size: 52” x 68” or 132cm x 173cm.
Block Sizes : 10½” x 10½” or 25.5cm x 25.5cm.
Fabric: Strips: 2½” x 10½” or 6.3cm x 25.5cm.
Number of strips per block: 5.
Number of blocks (approximate): 35.
Batting / Wadding: 2 yards or 2.5 metres.
Backing fabric: 3 yards or 3 metres.
Binding / border fabric: 1 yard or 1 metre.

Level: 2-3. This is an intermediate level class, and not suitable for complete beginners. You will need to have some knowledge of sewing and how to use the sewing machine. If you have sewn years ago and want to freshen up this is a great way to do just that.

Class Length: Three, 3 hour sessions

Max in a class: 5

Price: £170

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.