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Q200502-Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting: Cushion Cover or Bag

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  • Q200502-Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting: Cushion Cover or Bag

    Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting: Cushion Cover or Bag

    £69.50per half metre

    Date & Time: Sat 2 May 2020, 10.00-16.30

    Sessions: 1

    Tutor: Michelle Barnard

    Places Remaining: 9

    Skill level: Beginner Patchwork & Quilting

    Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

    Stock: 9

     

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    If you've stayed away from patchwork and quilting because you thought it was too tricky, we’re happy to prove you wrong!

    Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, you’ll find like-minded classmates; expert tutors and all the fabrics, trims, patterns and sewing tools you could wish for (plus sewing machines and overlockers for those wishing to invest heavier)!

    Unravel the mystery of patch working and get stuck into measuring and cutting fabric correctly, using the tools of the trade and confidently constructing your first piece of patchwork. Start with a traditional nine-patch block then we will show you how to cut it up and rearrange it to produce a disappearing nine-patch pattern.

    After quilting your front, we will then show you how to complete a cushion cover by adding an envelope back or a bag with lining and handles.

    Best of all the end result is this beautiful contemporary cushion or bag, made from the smallest pieces of fabric!

    No experience in patchwork and quilting is required, however, you must already have some experience on a sewing machine or have attended one of our Beginner sewing workshops.

    Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns at Bamber Sewing Machines and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers. Discount codes and other offers from our other crafty friends will be emailed with your booking confirmation.

    If the above date is not suitable or sold out, please have a look at our alternative dates or contact us with the course name and we will get in touch if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.


    What to bring for Introduction to Patchwork & Quilting: Cushion Cover or Bag

    All the following items can be bought from Bamber Sewing Machines.

    Fabric must be light or medium weight cotton (often sold as craft fabric or quilters’ cotton). For the cushion cover front, avoid directional patterns (i.e. fabric where you have to keep all the butterflies, for example, one way up), stripes or large patterns - smaller patterns definitely work best. Stretchy, bulky or silky fabrics are not suitable. It's preferable to gently pre-wash the fabric and press it before the class.

    For the Cushion Cover

    3 fat quarters for the patchwork on the front (a fat quarter of fabric is 1/2 the width of the fabric by a 1/2 yard of length - 22" x 18").

    50cm for the back of cushion and border (edge of the front).

    Sewing thread to blend with fabrics

    Wadding suitable for machine quilting 50cm x 50cm.  A thinner wadding is recommended (such as the needle- punched cotton blend waddings- 2oz polyester is the thickest recommended. 

    Machine quilting thread or strong cotton thread. 

    Please note that cushion pads do not need to be brought to the class, these can be bought later.

    For the Bag

    3 fat quarters for the patchwork on the front (a fat quarter of fabric is 1/2 the width of the fabric by a 1/2 yard of length - 22" x 18").

    A fat quarter for the back of the bag (it could be the same fabric as one of the fat quarters for the patchwork)

    3/4 metre of fabric for lining and handles

    Sewing thread to blend with fabrics

    Wadding suitable for machine quilting 50cm x 100cm. A thinner wadding is recommended (such as the needle- punched cotton blend waddings- 2oz polyester is the thickest recommended.

    Machine quilting thread or strong cotton thread.

    Our sponsors, Janome, supply computerised sewing machines (CLX301) and where required overlockers (6234XL). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring in your own machines.

    Tea and coffee will be available at the workshop and there will be a break to eat, so please bring along some lunch or pop out to a local cafe.

    Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.

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