patchwork and quilting classes, Manchester, North England, Cheshire, Yorkshire

━ 2020 ━

Saturday 18th January 
All about foundation paper piecing 
Lucy will demystify foundation paper piecing! Exploring different methods we will address how to prepare the fabric and blocks, with tricks to simplify piecing. Simple patterns will be provided but you may also bring patterns you would like to sew with you. Suitable for all levels. 

Saturday 25th January
Sewing Curves 
In this workshop we will explore both traditional and modern curved piecing. Learn the secret to sewing perfect curves on your machine as we make Drunkard's Path blocks and then get creative with improvised curves. Lucy has lots of tips for making curves easy! Machine sewn. Suitable for all levels.

Saturday 1st February
Machine Quilting Part 1 with Alison Forbes & Lucy Brennan
This is the first of two days of machine quilting; we would recommend you come to both days however you can choose to do either of the classes. In this course we will cover a lot of the basics of machine quilting, looking at threads, tension, waddings, needles and we will practise machine quilting with a walking foot. Suitable for All levels. 

Saturday 8th February
Machine Quilting Part 2 with Lucy Brennan and Alison Forbes
Plan your quilting and put it into practice. In this second class we will expand on basic quilting patterns and will cover the use of stencils, marking, joining “quilt as you go” and practise free motion quilting. You can bring a quilt top to the class (optional) and leave feeling confident about the quilting. The two day course will give you confidence in your quilting.

Saturday 29th February
Beginners’ Welcome! 
This class is for newbies who want to sew and learn about patchwork and quilting. Lucy will start at the beginning with the basics of using a sewing machine; the steps of making a quilt; demystify some common quilting terms; provide useful quilt maths and give you great advice to get you started sewing! The class is a perfect starting point for beginners.

Saturday 28th March
Blocks, Blocks, Blocks 
In this workshop, Lucy will be focusing on techniques to improve accuracy as you practise piecing a variety of blocks. You will discover the all important difference between a full and scant 1/4" seam, as well as tips for cutting, pressing and sewing to make perfect patchwork blocks!

These classes are taught at Patchfinders quilt shop, click to visit the website and see the full class list.

159 London Road South, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1LQ
Tel: 01625 262518
If you'd like to attend please call the shop, even if classes are full you can be put on a waiting list and possibly that class will run again in the future.