Friday 23 October 2015

A Taster Day For Beginners

Tomorrow, that's Saturday 24th October, we have one of our taster days for beginners. This small project is a great way of learning the basics of patchwork and quilting whilst not committing to weeks and weeks of classes, not that WE make people sign up for courses but some places do.
 This cushion can be completed in the one workshop, but if you don't quite finish it and need a little extra time, you can book and pop in to a class any day and we will help you more. Fantastic customer service!!!
Here are a few pictures of completed beginner cushions, so you can get a good idea of how different they look in lots of different fabrics...

This small project is good an introduction to:-
Accurate cutting using a mat, ruler and rotary cutter.
Sewing an accurate quarter inch seam allowance with, hopefully, straight lines.
Good general piecing skills with top tips to help with seam matching.
Good pressing technique… a very important skill
How to make and a small quilt sandwich.
How to quilt and, if there’s still time left we can turn your project into a lovely 18” cushion with my fabulously easy zip inserting method. 
The workshop starts at 10am and we should be finished by 3pm... what a lovely way to spend a day... then if you find you are hooked... and that happens a lot... you can start thinking about what to make next, and we would welcome you to the dark side!!! ha ha ha
Anyway, just to let you know that we have a couple of spare places. If you fancy a dabble to satisfy your curiosity, call or email today.

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