Top 10 Best Quilting Patchwork classes, courses, learnings kits and gifts in the UK

Options are infinite if you decide to take up the art of quilting patchwork. A fantastic and challenging hobby or a potentially lucrative business with dedicated time and full commitment. Colours, designs, styles and sizes are all so vast you can literally have a blank canvas for all quilting patchwork requirements and build your personal empire from scratch.

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1. Patchwork and Quilting Club
Successful patchworking and quilting is part knowing what to do, and part practice. Come along as and when you have a question, need help, want some time out to actually get some patchworking done, or want to have a go at a new technique. Each session will have a demonstration at the beginning and then you can practice that technique or seek help with your own project as needed. The club will run on Tuesday afternoons during term time. We welcome those who already have basic patchwork knowledge and have mastered some blocks but are having specific problems or want to progress and learn how to become more accurate, or some tips and tricks to get things done with less effort. Perhaps you've seen something you'd like to have a go at but are not sure what technique is used. Come along! We run small group classes with a maximum of 6 students so you can get the most out of our expert tuition, and a sewing machine to yourself. Topics may include Half Square Triangles Other triangles curved piecing (orange peel, drunkards path) Improvised piecing (straight lines) Free motion quilting (meander and pebbles) Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) beginner Improvised piecing (curves) English Paper Piecing (EPP) Using Patchwork templates and specialised rulers Walking Foot quilting with guidelines Strip Piecing If you haven't quilted before you might be interested in our 4 week How to Quilt course which covers all the basics and results in your very own small quilt. For more details click here
Next available date:18th June 2024
11. Introduction to Patchwork
This is a modern take on an old favourite. Patchwork is a traditional technique that uses bits of left over fabric to create quilts or cushions covers but these days it is used for so much more. You will be amazed how colourful, small bits of fabric can come together, up-cycled to create things of beauty. They can also be used to make up skirts, jackets and even accessories such as scarves, collars and jewellery or used to make inserts and patches to mend, giving pops of colour and updating clothing, breathing new life into old favourites . With patchwork recycling bits of old and unused fabric becomes easy and very fashionable. Our experienced seamstress Pat Stevens will be teaching you. What you will learn: This is an Introduction to patchwork course for sewers/ quilters starting out or continuing your journey in patchwork with a machine sewing. In this course you will learn the basics of how to make a patchwork piece that can be used within many other projects. You will ideally need be proficient on a sewing machine. We have Janome sewing machines for you to use, cutting mats , scissors and rotary cutters. Tea and light refreshments will be available. Should you wish to continue your journey we offer a Patchwork class Thursdays with Pat that you can sign up for at a later date. What you need to bring: Bring along fabrics from your stash at home or buy fabric from our selection in store which is also available pre cut strips. CLASS SIZE: 6 DURATION: 2 hours DATE & TIME: Saturday 16th, April 10:30-1:30 PRICE: £35 LOCATION: 364 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, N13 5XL (within the Post Office entrance) Please ensure you have read fully our terms and conditions. We look forward to seeing you soon! The StitchN13 Team x
12. Quilting Workshop by Working Cloth
Sunday 28th May, 10.00-12.00 In this Quilting Workshop with Lauren MacDonald, you will learn how to stitch together quilt layers entirely by hand. Quilts are made up of a top layer (usually patchwork), a middle layer (fluffy wadding), and a bottom layer (usually plain fabric or simple patchwork). During the session you'll be working with "whole cloth" samples, meaning the top layer is made of a single, simple piece of cloth instead of patchwork. You'll learn how to prepare these layers, mark your lines to quilt, quilt the layers together, and finish the edges of your sample by hand. Lauren will be combining textile history and culture with practical skills, no knowledge of patchwork is needed. Lauren MacDonald is a multidisciplinary designer, researcher, and founder of the textiles studio Working Cloth. She has a background in material culture, textile science, and fashion, and her practice is focused on traditional textile handcrafts. Her first book In Pursuit of Color: From fungi to fossil fuels: uncovering the origins of the world's most famous dyes will be out in July 2023. The workshop is open to a maximum of 14 participants (age 15+) on a first come, first served basis. Attendance at the workshop costs £65. Location: STORE STORE, 154 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JU, London STORE STORE is a shop and educational space. We run Public Workshops and free After School Clubs for state school students in design, art and fashion. The proceeds from the tickets sold in this Public Workshop go back into supporting the educational programme.

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