So many of you are keen on my
‘Make a Quilt in a Day’
class, that I have decided to run another in June!
The date: 11th June 2016. From 9.30 – 4 pm
at The Old School, Storrington RH20 4LL.
What are you going to make? – well the choice is super and fun! You will need to decide on whether you want to use a charm pack (40 x 5 inch squares from a range of fabrics), which usually calls for extra fabric or a Jelly Roll (40 x 2 1/2 inch strips by width of fabric from a fabric range). The Jelly Roll is the easier to make but perhaps the Charm Square is the more fun.
– I am busy preparing another charm square quilt to tempt you – an easy peasy quilt that everyone should be able to complete in a day. I am busy making it now and will put the photo up as soon as I have finished it and can get my camera to work – (having come back from Italy with lots of photos, it decided it needed a break or something!) Here it is and it is only Thursday – not finished but the core and shape is – just waiting for the border and the sandwich. I am calling it Autumn Charm but that is because I have used really sweet autumnal fabrics called Turning Leaves by Moda. There are stags and bears, and lots of leaves of course. Quite a manly quilt, I think. If you used baby fabrics it would be a really sweet baby quilt – or flowery and then for the gardener, etc. Husband says I have finally made a good one for a man – (ps I have made several for men – don’t forget to get their acceptance if you want to as well!)
In the meantime below is the photo of the last charm pack quilt they made at the Make a Quilt in a Day class in September. It really is cute, but no one finished in a day, so that is why I am coming up with another pattern for you.
I have also made a quick, charm quilt that I just love – quick for me, but not for the beginners I’m afraid . The fabric is called Little Black Dress I by Basic Grey for Moda. The pattern is sweet and ever so easy to do – just takes a bit of time. I am happy to point you in the direction of how to make this quilt – after the class of course!
On the other hand if you wish to make a Jelly Roll quilt – here is one that we really love and you can definitely make it in a day. So if that is the one you want pop out to your nearest quilt shop or go on line and buy yourself a Jelly Roll.
Local shops to me who sell Jelly Rolls or Charm Packs are:
Chalk Hill Blue, South Farm Road, Worthing.
Eclectic Maker, West Worthing Station, West Worthing.
More Sewing Tarring Road, Worthing.
And on-line – Cotton Patch in Birmingham. Lady Sew and Sew in Marlow/Henley. And many others – just type jelly roll or charm squares in Google but make sure you have at least 40 strips in the Jelly Roll to get the full effect and 40 squares in your charm pack.
Costs? £45 for the day with a short break for lunch – bring a sandwich or have a walkabout Storrington for a sandwich. You need a sewing machine and know how to use it. I also suggest you buy yourself a 1/4″ foot for your sewing machine – generic for current Singers, Janomes and Brothers is fine. Otherwise, probably buy for your own sewing machine. Cost – £5-£12.
Keen? Drop me an email – email@example.com; or give me a ring: 01903 745625