Patchwork and Quilting - Sampling the Quilt - Part 2

Following on from Term 1 but also suitable for people who have done a patchwork course before. Make a small wallhanging. Quilting will be done block by block

START DATE AND TIME:
Mon, 8th January 2018
1900 - 2100
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
CL031B
Full fee:
£105
Concessionary fee:*
£90

TUTOR:

Louise Mabbs

Address

Portslade Learning Centre, Boundary Road
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Following on from Term 1 but also suitable for people who have done a patchwork course before. Make a small wallhanging. Quilting will be done block by block

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Choose fabrics, colour schemes and patterns.
  • Use templates and other marking techniques.
  • Cutting techniques – traditional scissors and rotary cutter/ruler.
  • Basic hand and machine piecing, and quilting techniques.
  • Finishing, signing and recording your project.
  • Building confidence in your own abilities and new skills.

  • COURSE CONTENT

    1. English template patchwork – hand – Tumbling Blocks design.
    2. American block piecing – machine – Star.
    3. Representational block patchwork – machine – House.
    4. Basic needle-turn applique – hand – Flower.
    5. Basic bonded applique – machine – Own choice.
    6. Crazy patchwork & embroidery – hand – An abstract design.
    7. Sashing, borders, mitres – machine – Various options.
    8. Laying out, tacking or pinning – hand – Various techniques*.
    9. Quilting – hand or machine – Lots of possibilities.
    10. Binding, labelling and hanging methods – hand and machine.

    Students will be able to put together a small basic cot or wall quilt by the end of the course, but you will probably need to finish quilting it afterwards. All the techniques will be demonstrated practically and with samples and worksheets in class, for you to follow up at home. The following term expands on these skills and introduces some more complex techniques, using more adventurous blocks.

    *This term’s quilt will be quilted as a whole piece.


    TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

    We will cover:

    • A discussion of colour and fabric choices.
    • An explanation regarding the use of various specialist and basic equipment.
    • Demonstrations, worksheet instructions and class member discussions.
    • Extra worksheets on Moodle – the college/student access pages.

    Possible exhibiting opportunities,- maybe an end of year class exhibition.


    COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

    Basic sewing skills are useful but not essential. Enthusiasm and willingness to try a range of skills are more useful.


    HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

    • Tutor input each session.
    • Open class discussions.
    • Always ask if you don’t understand – No question is too simple!
    • Moodle – the College internet portal.

    Please keep a file with notes, worksheets and other information accessible.


    EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

    Depending on your speed of work, there is likely to be some home based work in order to complete your quilt. Reading around the technique always helps.


    MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

    • Note pad – preferably A4 lined.
    • Writing equipment and ruler.
    • A4 plastic pockets and file or integrated plastic wallet file.
    • Sewing kit – pins, needles, scissors etc.
    • You will need 2-3 meters of fabric for the first term sampler quilt. Please bring a small amount of 3 colours or patterns you might like to include in your work to the first class.
    • The quilt will work best with at least 6 different fabrics.


    WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    Your tutor will advise.

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