Patchwork and Quilting

Ref: C3126712

This course is ideal for people that want to learn the art of patchwork and machine quilting. With guidance from your tutor you will create up to three patchwork designs of your choice, these designs will then be recreated many times until you have created a lap sized quilt. You will continue to gain confidence of techniques required to construct accurate patchwork and quilting with a professional finish. All learners will learn about 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. Learners will be teacher lead through demonstrations and sampling. Learners will spend time within each session working on their own project applying their new found knowledge.

Course aim

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

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:

  • Confidently select suitable fabrics and colour schemes that complement each other
  • Select up to three patchwork designs to develop
  • Demonstrate accurate cutting with a cutting mat and rotary cutter
  • Recognise how matching seams leads to a pleasing finish within patchwork
  • Insert bias binding, without stretching it, to produce an even continuous bound edge

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring coordinating fabrics, basic sewing equipment, thread, sewing needles, fabric and paper scissors, seam ripper. Also bring patchwork equipment - cutting mat, rotary cutter, patchwork ruler - if you have them. Sewing machines provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Patchwork and Quilting


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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