Wholecloth Quilting with Elli Beaven - 15 & 22 May


In this class we will cover the processes of simple wholecloth quilting by hand, a wonderfully slow and meditative introduction to quilt making. In the first session we will begin by making a template, before drawing out the quilting design, basting together the layers of fabric and wadding and hand quilting the design. In the second session we will learn to make the binding, attach it with the sewing machine and hand finish on the reverse. You will have the choice of making your piece as a small quilt, cushion cover or wall hanging. 

About your teacher: Elli is a quilt maker with a passion for sustainable making.  A keen stitcher since her dad taught her to use a sewing machine as a child, she turned her hand to quilt making seven years ago.  What started as hobby to counteract the hours spent at the computer writing a PhD thesis is now a full time passion.  In 2017 she started Wholecloth Studio, producing one of a kind quilts, homewares and accessories made from high quality repurposed and waste textiles.  Her work has been featured in Mollie Makes, Curated Quilts, Selvedge Magazine and No Serial Number and she sells both online and at contemporary craft fairs such as Selvedge Fair and the Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey.  You can see her work here https://www.wholecloth.co.uk or follow along on Instagram @wholeclothstudio.

Skills needed: Students should know how to use a sewing machine. 

Class size: 6

Date: Wednesdays, 15 & 22 May, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Materials: You will need to bring or buy the materials for your quilt. All tools will be provided. Your materials will vary a little bit depending on what you'd like your finished quilt to be (a quilt, a cushion or a wall-hanging). If you have any questions at all about what you need, please don't hesitate to get in touch! All materials are available in the shop and if you buy your materials in the shop you'll receive a 10% discount. If you want to purchase class supplies before class day, just get in touch and we'll give you a code, or mention it at check out in store.

  • Fabric
    • min. 50 x 50cm each for front and back (or larger for a quilt). I usually recommend a solid linen or double gauze so the stitching pattern really shows up.
    • an optional 50 x 80cm fabric to make a lapped back for a cushion cover.
    • min. FQ fabric for binding (more for a quilt)
  • Wadding 
  • Hand quilting thread - perle cotton or Aurifil 12wt

Location: Our West Hampstead shop at West Hampstead Square NW6 2BR

If you're interested in a payment plan for this class, please get in touch! You can find out more information about our payment plans here.

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 info@thevillagehaberdashery.co.uk.