March Workshops Back

START TO PATCHWORK BY MACHINE - £25
With Esther Anderson –   Friday 2nd March 10am to 12.30pm
Requirements

This is a half day class for beginners where you will be shown how to cut simple shapes such as strips and squares accurately using a rotary cutter, mat and ruler.  Esther will then show you how to piece accurately and quickly to make a simple Nine patch cushion with an envelope back.  All machine sewn, this class is a great
way to get started with quick and simple patchwork.

 

BEGINNERS BLOCKS - £35
With Esther Anderson – Sunday 18th March 10am to 3pm
Requirements

This is a class for beginners to get you started with simple patchwork techniques.  Esther will show you how to cut simple shapes such as strips and squares accurately using a rotary cutter, mat and ruler, and how to piece these pieces accurately to make a variety of blocks.  You will hopefully get three blocks finished at the class and patterns will be provided for additional blocks that you can finish at home.  You can make the blocks into a table runner, small quilt or individual cushions.  This class is limited to five students.

MACHINE QUILTING AND FINISHING - £35
With Esther Anderson – Sunday 25th March  10am to 3pm
Requirements

This is a class for beginners who have made some patchwork but want to learn about quilting and how to finish their pieces.  The class is ideal for anyone who has completed Esther’s Beginners Blocks workshop or anyone else who wants to improve their quilting and finishing techniques.  Esther will cover everything you need to know to turn patchwork into a quilt including the different ways to layer up a quilt, machine quilting with a walking foot and binding.  Esther will also teach you about the different types of wadding and machine needles, discuss threads and thread choice, discuss how you mark your quilt with quilting patterns and how you can create different patterns with a walking foot and will demonstrate free motion quilting.  Class is limited to five students.