Level II Beginner starting 25th January 2019
Nine sessions starting 25th/01; 8th/02; 22nd/02; 8th/03; 22nd/03; 5th/04; 19th/04; 3rd/05; 17th/05
This is a course that takes students to a more secure level in piecing and techniques which include log cabin, foundation piecing, fusible applique, reverse applique and internal connective borders patchwork and quilting. You will be making a quilt similar to the one to the right. The fabric you 88chose will determine what your quilt will look like.
The target audience for this course is for people who wish to broaden their knowledge of different blocks commonly used for quilts and needing more knowledge of techniques in piecing and applique. Both beginners who are comfortable with a sewing machine as well as those who just wish to improve their skills and know more about quilting are the target group of learners. Total beginners are also welcome but they would require a 2 hour introduction session – to learn terminology, cutting fabric and ensuring good piecing sewing skills. The ‘Sewing Machine Essentials course’ is also strongly recommended if you are not comfortable with your sewing machine.
Deposit of £30 to confirm your place please – balance 2 weeks prior to class beginning. – spaces available
Venue: CCs Emporium, 10 Jengers Mead, Billingshurst RH14 9PB. 01403 785724
Teacher: Ann Till
Across the weeks you will learn the following:
- Starting where we left off! Looking at last term’s quilt: Introduction to course – discussion of quilting knowledge. Planning which fabric goes where! Theme for your quilt and introduction of first block
- Introduction of Log Cabin block and its variations and different ways of making them. Making the extra borders for each block!
- Introduction to foundation piecing – simple block – foundation pieced
- foundation pieced log cabin
- More foundation piecing –crazy block
- Introduction to appliqué – fusible appliqué block – machine sewn – stitches, Introduction to the importance of stabilisers. Adjusting length and width of sewing machine to ensure smooth running satin stitch; rules for machining satin stitch/blanket stitch.
- Reverse appliqué, shadow applique and/or Using Charlottes Fusible Thread
- Sewing curves and set in piecing. Drunkard’s path block and other curved blocks.
- Putting your quilt together with your borders and extra bits
- Making your sandwich
- A 3 hour session devoted to quilting with your walking foot –-
For more information, contact: CCs Emporium, 10 Jengers Mead, Billingshurst RH14 9PB. 01403 785724
or me email@example.com or 01903 745625
9th February 2019 Make a Quilt in a Day!