Beginners Patchwork Quilting Class in Neutral Bay, Sydney
Curious about patchwork and quilting? Want to learn new skills and impress your friends and family? Why not try our beginners level patchwork classes.
Join us for the term and save or if you can't commit to all the dates, pay as you go. 24 hours notice is required to attend. Call the shop on 0417 068 855.
Our friendly and experienced teachers can show you simple yet effective techniques using beautiful colourways to create your first patchwork quilt.
Let us take the mystery out of making a baby quilt or a ‘Turning Twenty’ and take you on a journey to making your first handmade quilt.
We also stock a range of beginners quilt patterns, notions and fabrics. Don't be intimidated by your own creativity - embrace it - and try our beginners patchwork quilting classes today and create an heirloom for the next generation.
Tutor: Catherine King
TERM 4 - bookings open
Time: 10 am - 1:00 pm (3 hours)
- 11th October
- 25th October
- 8th November
- 22nd November
- 6th December
Skill Level: Beginner
Age Level: 16 years +
About the course
This class is designed as an introduction to the fundamentals of patchwork and quilting. In this 5-week course you will be guided in the construction of a patchwork quilt. This can be sewn either by hand or machine depending on the preference of the individual. The pattern will only involve the piecing together of squares. Four variations of the one pattern will be available for you to choose from in the class.
- Fabric Scissors
- Cotton / thread
- Sewing needles
- Quilting ruler
- Rotary Cutter
- Cutting Mat
- Clover Sandpaper / Cutting & Ironing Multi Board
- Sewing Machine (optional)
All requirements for the class will be available for purchase in the shop.
A Fabric Starter Pack and a Beginners’ Sewing Tools Kit will also be available for purchase.
A sewing machine is available for use in the class room and you are welcome to bring your own machine to class. For those who do not have a sewing machine, this quilt is very easily constructed by hand piecing (Catherine’s preferred method) making it a very portable project!
Please contact the shop for fabric requirements should you wish to purchase fabric prior to commencement of class. However, it is recommended you complete lesson 1 first in which you choose your pattern and understand how to choose your fabric for the quilt you are making. Not all the fabric needs to be purchased at once, you can buy fabric as each step in the process requires.
Basic Quilt Construction
An overview of:
- Basic Colour theory
- Choosing your Fabric
- Understanding the pattern
- Cutting your Fabric
- Understanding the grain/bias
- Measuring correctly
- Tools and supplies
- Basic Design
Lessons 2- 5
Working at the individual’s pace to construct the patchwork blocks.
Each week a different technique will be presented so that you build up your quilt making skills. On completion of this course, you should have a pieced quilt top finished and ready for quilting!
- Morning tea
Please refer to our refunds and cancellations policy before making your booking.