Introduction to Patchwork Two-Day Workshop 10am – 4.30


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

In this two-day course (2 x 6.5 hr Sunday sessions including lunch) you will sew a small panel (up to 75x75cm) using either the Cross-Cut Block – a very modern block that still requires traditional know-how, or the Ocean Waves Block – suitable for continuing students who have already completed the Cross-Cut Block.. The panel can be used to construct a cushion, small quilt, small wall-hanging, bag or become the starting point for a larger quilt.

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 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 is an avid patchworker and quilter who loves to encourage others in their creative endeavours.

We will provide: All the basic tools for patch working beyond that used in normal sewing – cutting mats, rotary cutters, blades, rulers. Handouts. A light lunch, tea, coffee and bikkies!

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 sent out on enrolment with 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 a fabric kit if required.

Where: At our bright, airy and spacious sewing school: Level 1, 9/131 Hyde St, Footscray

When: November 17th and December 1st 10am – 4.30 (including lunch break) There is a two-week break between classes to allow you to make progress at home.

Getting here: We are located in the Hyde Business Park close to Yarraville Gardens. 6 minutes walk (550 metres) from Seddon Station or 10 mins walk from Footscray Station straight up Hyde St. There is street parking in Hyde St and customer parking behind the complex. See our Contact Page for a map.

Plese don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions

NB. Due to our small class numbers we have strict Refund and Cancellation Policies Be sure to familiarise yourself with them before booking to avoid disappointment.  By booking  this workshop you are agreeing to these policies.

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