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Beginners Patchwork with Wendy Saclier

October 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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 15, 2019
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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