Ref: C2341791

This course is suitable for learners as well as some with a little experience in the subject. Over the next 6 weeks we will cover the following - The design process - using correct seam allowances - choosing fabrics - cutting fabrics economically using the appropriate equipment - making quilting blocks - learning applique - how to make a quilt sandwich - completing a quilted/appliqued project of the students choice. We will also look at other ways we can use fabric to create fabric art.

Course aim

The main purpose of the course is to provide the student with knowledge and understanding of quilting and it's terminology.

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:

  • Using a sewing machine.
  • Choosing appropriate fabric for a project
  • Cutting fabric economically using the correct tools for quilting
  • Sewing correct seam allowances
  • Make a quilt sandwich

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Basic sewing equipment e.g. scissors, threads, pins, unpicker, tape measure is required. There is a small amount of fabric available for practice, but learners can bring there own if required. All other equipment is provided.

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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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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