Patchwork & Quilting:Cushion/Bag

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Patchwork & Quilting:Cushion/Bag

£70.00

Date & Time: Sat 7 Nov 2020, 10.00-16.30

Product Code: Quiltcus201107

Sessions: 1

Tutor: Michelle Barnard

Places available: 7

Skill level: Beginner

Venue: Bamber Sewing Machines

 

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Unravel the mystery of patchwork and quilting and before you know it, you will be hooked on this addictive craft!

Using your own choice of fabrics (see 'Additional Information'), start by learning how to measure and cut using the tools of the trade and confidently constructing your first piece of patchwork. After constructing a traditional nine-patch block, Michelle will show you how to cut it up and rearrange it to produce a disappearing nine-patch pattern.

After quilting your front, 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.

Based at Bamber Sewing Machines, Ministry of Craft customers get 10% discount on the wide range of fabrics, haberdashery and sewing patterns and there are various discounts available on their sewing machines and overlockers.

If the above date is not suitable or sold out and there are no alternative dates showing below, contact us with the workshop name, so we can let you know if a place becomes available or when the next date goes on sale.

You will need the following materials which can be bought on the day from Bamber Sewing Machines if you don't buy before hand:

Fabric must be light or medium weight cotton (often sold as craft fabric or quilters’ cotton). For the cushion cover/bag 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 inners are not available from Bamber Sewing Machines but these can be bought later from John Lewis, Ebay, Abakhan.

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 (230DC) 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 you can pop out to Asda located opposite.

Bamber Sewing Machines Venue Information including directions and parking.

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