Patchwork & Quilting – All Abilities
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This course is for those students who want to extend their ability within the art of patchwork and quilting to produce a range of quilted items. Previous sewing experience is required including the competent use of a sewing machine. Experienced sewers may not need previous knowledge of patchwork and quilting – if unsure please contact the Centre as the Tutor will be happy to discuss any concerns.
The course will cover patchwork piecing including curved piecing, appliqué, quilting and techniques required to produce completed projects, such as bags, cushions and quilts. Some classes will require sewing machines.
All projects and techniques will be accompanied with handouts for students to keep.
There will be a maximum of 10 learners on the course.
You will be given handouts with some history, templates and patterns to trace and use.
You will be taught by means of practical demonstration and hands on experience.
You will need to bring:-
Rotary cutter, board and ruler.
Fabrics of choice (100% cotton) – these should be pre-washed and ironed to check for shrinkage and colour fastness.
Pencils and eraser.
Sewing machine and accessories.
Matching threads (100% cotton).
Sewing box to include large and small scissors, needles – both for hand and machine sewing, thimble and long flat head quilters pins.
Water soluble fabric marker pen.
Information & Support
Courses will be offered throughout the year giving learners the opportunity to further develop their skills.
Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.