Introduction to Patchwork Quilting with Laura Mark


Piece a quilt top in an afternoon! Learn to construct a traditional “Streak of Lightning” patchwork pattern with this fun and fast updated technique. In this three-hour class, you'll learn all of the basics of measuring, cutting, laying out, assembling and sewing (or piecing) a quilt top. Your finished quilt top will measure approximately 60cm by 80cm - perfect for creating a baby quilt or small throw – and you’ll learn how to use this simple technique to create any size you want.  

Please note: we will not be completing a quilt in this class. You can learn techniques for basting, quilting and binding your quilt in our regular Finish That Quilt classes. 

About your teacher: Laura is a lifelong crafter and maker who’s been sewing since the age of 5. She brings a “make do and mend” attitude to needlework, jewellery making, papercrafts and sewing.  Whether it’s sewing new garments, customising and altering thrifted pieces or putting a modern spin on traditional patchwork, she believes making should be creative, empowering and, most of all, fun. 

Skills needed: This class is aimed at beginners but you must know how to use a sewing machine. 

Materials: You will need to bring or buy the fabric for your quilt. You will need four long/skinny quarters (measuring 25cm x 110cm). Sewing machines and all tools will be provided. All materials can be purchased at The Village Haberdashery and students receive a 10% discount when they purchase class materials in the shop.

    Class size: 6

    Length: 3 hours

    Location: The Village Haberdashery at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

    Please note that there are no refunds for class bookings. For more information about our classes, refer to our Class Policies or contact us at