Friday, January 13, 2012

Beginner Workshop

Beginner Workshop - 29 January 2012
This very easy tablerunner or wallhanging is going to be the project for the 1 day beginner workshop on Sunday, 29 January. This project has three necessary elements that make it a great starting place for beginners. First, you will learn how to make half square triangles which will be used in the construction of a Churn Dash block. The Churn dash is the block furthest to the left or the top block in the bottom photo. The second element is Flying Geese and these are used in the two remaining blocks, the swirling geese and the Sawtooth Star. The third element that you will learn is the construction of the blocks which are fairly easy and will give you a sound foundation on which to expand your skills.

There will be kits available on the day in different colourways. Some of the cutting will have been done for you and some of the cutting will unfortunately have to be completed by you the student on the day! All part of learning I'm afraid.

We will be learning to use the rotary cutter and ruler, and you will have to do some cutting. The construction of the blocks will be done by machine and I am hoping the you will leave with your table runner close to completion.

The class is from 10:00am until 4:30 pm, I ask that everyone try to be at shop by 9:30 to set up your work area, have a cup of tea/coffee and meet your fellow classmates. You will need to bring with you a sewing machine, thread, scissors, rotary cutter, quilters ruler and mat and sadly a seam ripper! Bring a packed lunch, tea and coffee as well as some goodies are complimentary and will help to keep us sustained. The class is €40 and kits will be available for purchase at a nominal fee. If you have fabric at home that you wish to use then by all means bring it. You will need a fat quarter of cream, and three or 4 fat quarters of mediums and darks.

Patchwork and Quilting is all about the journey and the friends that we make along the way, come and enjoy yourself and don't get stressed. Call or email us to reserve your place. As of today we have 3 spaces remaining.
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