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Beginners Patchwork with Wendy Saclier

October 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Note: This course starts on the 16th of October, and is scheduled for every  Tuesday evening until December 4th 

This course is perfect for the absolute beginner who has always wanted to make a quilt. You will explore different many different techniques whilst putting together a sampler quilt.

This course goes for a duration of 8 weeks.

Course Outline

Week 1
• Historical background.
• Glossary of patchwork and quilting terms.
• Block analysis.
• Fabric selection, use of colour and design.
• Metric and Imperial measurements.
• Preparing templates for hand piecing.

Week 2.
Hand piecing or paper piecing– Monkey Wrench Block.
• Pattern arrangement, cutting and assembly using hand piecing.
• Preparing templates for machine piecing (Ohio Star) and Foundation Piecing (Carol
Doak block).

Week 3.
Machine Piecing – Ohio Star Block.
• Pattern arrangement, cutting and assembly using machine piecing.
• Foundation Piecing Carol Doak Block using nonfusible interfacing.
• Tracing block design to interfacing.
• Sewing foundation block.

Week 4.
• Strip Piecing – Log Cabin Block
• Using a rotary cutter, ruler and mat
• Cutting and sewing the Log Cabin Block

Week 5.
Templatefree Piecing – Double Pinwheel Block
• Cutting and machine piecing block
• Preparing templates for appliqué (for Week 6).

Week 6
Appliqué – Hand appliqué .
• Preparation for appliqué — motif choice
• Needle-turn appliqué
• Samplers to show different kinds of hand and machine appliqué
• Selecting fabric for sashes and corner-stones

Week 7
• Assembly of quilt top.
• Demonstration of putting the three layers together.
• Demonstration of machine quilting — “in the ditch”.
• Free-motion machine quilting.
• Measuring borders.

Week 8
Hand quilting & making a template.
• Needle and thread selection.
• Using a thimble.
• Quilting a whole-cloth block by hand.
• Demonstration — binding.
• Batting selection.


Further Details

Level of skillBeginner
DurationEvery Tuesday for eight weeks
Hours of attendance5:30pm- 8:00pm


October 16
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Addicted 2 Fabric Office
25 Dundas Court
Phillip, ACT 2606 Australia
02 62824494
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