Introduction to Quilting – Quilting Techniques Workshop

The quilting technique workshops are perfect for those wanting to learn the basics of the different essential quilting techniques covered over separate sessions.

The sessions will run over separate weeks covering the different techniques and you can join for just the sessions you want to learn.

The different techniques are: Paper Piecing, Confetti Quilting, Log Cabin, Diagonal Strip Quilting, Applique Design and Quilt-as-you-go.

Each technique is quick, easy and great for using up your stash or scrap fabric. You may decide to use the design as an individual piece for a scattered cushion or tote bag. Alternatively, you may decide to follow a colour scheme and use these pieces to create a large quilt repeating all or some of the designs.

During the session you will learn to create one block using the specified technique coving all the skills required. This will enable you to make more blocks in your own time which you can piece together to create a large quilt should you wish.

Written instructions, requirements and measurements will be provided.

TechniqueDefinitionDesign
Foundation Paper PiecingGreat results are achieved using FPP especially if your design is complex and requires matching points.Christmas Star
Confetti QuiltingConfetti is an applique technique using tiny confetti-sized pieces of fabric.
Inspiration is derived from an image such Autumn or Spring and quilter layers pieces of confetti cut fabric onto the base fabric to create the desired effect.
Cherry Blossoms
Log Cabin The Log Cabin Technique is fun, easy, creative and challenging.
We will be following a traditional method of stitch and flip.
Log Cabin
Diagonal Strip QuiltingThis diagonal strip quilt technique is perfect for jelly rolls, and is an easy and simple way to piece together diagonal blocks.Quilt Square
Applique Design Applique is a fun way to express your creativity. Sheep Pyramid
Quilt-as-you-goQuilt-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.

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 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: 3 hour sessions

Max in a class: 5

Price: £45 per session

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.