Patchworking and Quilting - Intermediate

Ref: C3125779

This course is ideal if you want to improve your patchwork and machine quilting skills. With guidance from your tutor you will create up to three patchwork designs of your choice, which will then be recreated many times until you have created a lap sized quilt. You will gain confidence in the techniques required to construct accurate patchwork and quilting with a professional finish. Techniques will include accurate cutting with a cutting mat and rotary cutter, use of 1/4inch seams, pressing to ensure flat seams, seam matching, basting, machine quilting then finally binding the edge of the quilt. You will be teacher lead through demonstrations and sampling and will spend time within each session working on your own project applying your new found knowledge.

Course aim

To build on your patchwork and quilting skills to create a quilt, to a size of your choice, using up to three different patchwork designs.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Gain further confidence in the use of sewing machines
  • Design up to three patchwork designs
  • Confidently choose suitable fabrics and colour schemes
  • Recognise how matching seams leads to a pleasing finish within patchwork
  • Mitre corners of a quilt without stretching the binding

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring any basic sewing equipment, rotary cutter, cutting board, walking foot and 1/4inch quilting foot if you have them. We have a small amount of equipment that can be used.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Patchworking and Quilting - Intermediate


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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