Introduction to Patchwork Short Course

Are you interested in patchwork and quilting? This short course is designed to give you are taste. It’s an opportunity to understand the basic techniques, tools, and lingo of patchwork – plus sew creatively!

NB. This course will run in May or June. Exact dates/times are not yet finalised Please contact us to register your interest.

In this four week course (4 x 3hr classes) you will sew a small panel (up to 75x75cm) using the Cross-cut Block – a very modern block that still requires traditional know-how. The panel can be used to construct a cushion, small quilt, small wall-hanging, bag or become the starting point for a larger quilt. You can choose to do a dark background with light cross-cuts, light background with dark cross-cuts, a coloured background with contrasting cross-cuts – or even a mix!

We will cover:
– Using the right tools and materials – rotary cutters, mats, rulers, threads, fabrics.
– Rotary cutting, ironing, and chain/strip piecing techniques.
– Sewing quarter inch seams.
– Improvisation techniques.
– Putting your patchwork blocks together using a design wall.
– Web resources for the patchworker

Our small class numbers (max 6) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to proceed.

Skill Level:  This class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced sewers. If you can confidently sew a straight line then you can do patchwork. Men are encouraged to attend – there are plenty of tools involved!

Your Teacher:  Judith Ross (a teacher who loves to encourage others in their creative endeavours)

We will provide: All the basic tools for patchworking beyond that used in normal sewing – cutting mats, rotary cutters, blades, rulers.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine in you have one, sewing kit, quarter inch sewing foot and fabric (4-6 fat quarters of background fabric and 2 fat quarters of fabric for the crosses).

A Class Requirements Checklist will be provided on enrolment providing full details of what to bring and providing advice on fabric and sewing feet. Expect to spend a between $35 -$60 on fabric. The upper range will ensure you have sufficient fabric for a cot-sized patchwork quilt top. We can provide fabric kit if required.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: 3 hrs x 4 classes over 4 weeks. This course will run in May or June. Exact dates/times are not yet finalised Please contact us to register your interest.

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

Are you interested in patchwork and quilting? This short course is designed to give you are taste. It’s an opportunity to understand the basic techniques, tools, and lingo of patchwork – plus sew creatively!

NB. This course will run in May or June. Exact dates/times are not yet finalised Please contact us to register your interest.

In this four week course (4 x 3hr classes) you will sew a small panel (up to 75x75cm) using the Cross-cut Block – a very modern block that still requires traditional know-how. The panel can be used to construct a cushion, small quilt, small wall-hanging, bag or become the starting point for a larger quilt. You can choose to do a dark background with light cross-cuts, light background with dark cross-cuts, a coloured background with contrasting cross-cuts – or even a mix!

We will cover:
– Using the right tools and materials – rotary cutters, mats, rulers, threads, fabrics.
– Rotary cutting, ironing, and chain/strip piecing techniques.
– Sewing quarter inch seams.
– Improvisation techniques.
– Putting your patchwork blocks together using a design wall.
– Web resources for the patchworker

Our small class numbers (max 6) allow your teacher to give each student lots of personalised attention. The class requires a minimum of 4 students to proceed.

Skill Level:  This class is suitable for both beginners and more experienced sewers. If you can confidently sew a straight line then you can do patchwork. Men are encouraged to attend – there are plenty of tools involved!

Your Teacher:  Judith Ross (a teacher who loves to encourage others in their creative endeavours)

We will provide: All the basic tools for patchworking beyond that used in normal sewing – cutting mats, rotary cutters, blades, rulers.

Bring along: Your own sewing machine in you have one, sewing kit, quarter inch sewing foot and fabric (4-6 fat quarters of background fabric and 2 fat quarters of fabric for the crosses).

A Class Requirements Checklist will be provided on enrolment providing full details of what to bring and providing advice on fabric and sewing feet. Expect to spend a between $35 -$60 on fabric. The upper range will ensure you have sufficient fabric for a cot-sized patchwork quilt top. We can provide fabric kit if required.

Where: The Gaye Abandon Workroom, 122 Buckley St, Footscray.

When: 3 hrs x 4 classes over 4 weeks. This course will run in May or June. Exact dates/times are not yet finalised Please contact us to register your interest.

Getting here: We are just near the corner of Buckley St and Victoria St in Footscray.
3 minutes walk from Middle Footscray Station. Street parking out front. See Contact Page for a map

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions

NB Our workshops are NON REFUNDABLE and NON TRANSFERABLE.
Please familiarise yourself with all our Refund and Cancellation Policies before booking. By booking this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.