Upcoming patchwork & quilting classes at our West Hampstead shop!
Whether you'd like to try quilting for the first time or are keen to try a new technique, we have a wonderful schedule of patchwork and quilting classes for you this autumn at our West Hampstead shop!
Remember, our Janome sewing machines and all tools are provided for students to use. All you'll need to bring or buy are the fabrics and other materials for your project. And when you buy your supplies in our shop, we'll give you a 10% student discount!
Curved Log Cabin Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Saturday, 24 November & Sunday, 25 November, 10am - 5pm - £195
Join award-winning quilt designer Jenny Haynes for a very special two-day workshop and learn to create your own version of her Curved Log Cabin pattern for the 'Patchwork and Quilting: A Maker's Guide' (Thames & Hudson / V&A Publishing). In this class Jenny will guide you through a range of techniques to cut and sew a throw-sized quilt top. A copy of the beautiful book will be included in your class fee!
Sew a Quilted Cushion with Judith Dahmen
Saturday, 29 September, 10am - 4pm - £85
This is one of our longest-running classes and it's brilliant if you're keen to get started quilting. In this one-day class, you'll learn many of the steps to making a patchwork quilt by sewing a quilted cushion, including how to use a rotary cutter, how to machine piece patchwork pieces together using a quarter inch foot on a sewing machine, how to machine quilt the front of the cushion plus how to sew a zip. Students will also have the option of learning how to attach a binding. In short almost everything required to start making quilts!
Pickle Dish: Hand-Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes
Saturday, 13 October, 10am - 5pm - £95
Slow-stitching is gaining ground on the quick, machine-pieced quilt project. It’s soothing and you can take it anywhere with you! In this class Jenny Haynes will talk you through how to make a hand-pieced Pickle Dish block with everything involved. Picking fabrics, marking and cutting your pieces ready to hand-sew into this classic block that’s had a re-styling by Jenny.
Pineapple Quilt with Judith Dahmen
Saturday, 8 September, 10am - 4pm - £85
Kick your foundation paper piecing (FPP) skills up a level! Designed for intermediate and advanced quilters, this class will teach you how to make a foundation paper pieced pineapple quilt block. You'll learn how to follow complex foundation paper piecing patterns and create sharply pieced blocks while you make a good start on a pineapple quilt to finish at home!
Machine-Pieced Curves with Jenny Haynes
Sunday, 14 October, 10am - 5pm - £95
Learn to machine-piece curves with Jenny Haynes! In this full-day class you'll learn all of Jenny's tips and tricks for how to sew curves with no pins while you work on the quilt of your choice. You'll get to choose from three of Jenny’s curvy designs to work with:
- The Sunflower, Jenny just received a ‘Highly Commended’ for her Sunflower Quilt at Festival of Quilts.
- The Footloose, you get to master three different sizes of curves in this fun design, Jenny’s latest pattern.
- Cosmos Ovals, a unique shape in a modern and graphic design.
You get to play with Jenny’s Quilting Templates and get a 10% discount on all templates if you decide you ‘need’ your own set.
Isosceles Triangle Masterclass with Judith Dahmen
Saturday, 6 October, 10am - 4pm - £85
Designed for intermediate and advanced quilters, this class will take you through the tricky bits of isosceles triangle patchwork. We will cover how to cut triangles with a ruler, deal with bias seams and sew precise and sharp points while working on a baby or lap-size pyramid quilt top. You'll be able to keep your isosceles triangle ruler and you'll leave with the confidence to complete your quilt top at home!
Finish That Quilt with Jenny Haynes
Friday, 12 October, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - £48
Friday, 23 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - £48
Have a quilt that is stuck in WIP purgatory? This class is for you! Bring in your project to get help, encouragement and inspiration from our experienced teacher and finish that quilt! Jenny can help you with everything from how to baste your quilt, different ways to quilt your quilt (either machine stitching using your walking foot or hand sewing with luscious Perle Cotton) and how to bind your quilt (get the perfect mitred corner, how to do the invisible hand finish).
Guided Studio Time with Charlotte Newland
Monday, 17 September, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - £48
Monday, 12 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - £48
Monday, 26 November, 6:30pm - 9:30pm - £48
Work on the sewing or quilting project of your choice with the expert guidance of 2016 Great British Sewing Bee winner Charlotte Newland! You're welcome to bring a project at any stage of completion to receive personalised instruction. Classes are kept small so you'll have plenty of one-on-one time. Charlotte is an award-winning quilter who can help you with any technique or pattern you'd like to try!