november, 2018

2018sat24nov10:00 amsat4:00 pmCourse startedPatchwork Twister Cushion or Bag Front (NOVEMBER DAY SCHOOL)Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday length of course: 1 week

Time

(Saturday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 week

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Brief Description

An opportunity to make the ‘Little Twister’ patchwork block using a specially designed acrylic tool. It is much easier than it looks with quite a lot of ‘wow’ for the time spent. Twenty five small blocks come together to make this delightful cushion or bag front. The sample has an extra border and a bound edge. Would look equally good as a bag front. The cost of the special tool is built into the course fee.

Sewing machines will be available on the day.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed:

Some prior experience of making patchwork and being able to sew an accurate ¼” seam is advisable as well as cutting skills with a rotary cutter.

Learning Outcomes:

On this course you will learn about:
• Assembling squares of fabric to form a basic patchwork and how to use the special tool to create the ‘twister’ effect
• Joining the resultant blocks together to form the cushion front
• How to quilt the cushion
• How to complete the cushion by adding a binding

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

There is a fee attached to the cost of the course for a special template you will need.
Please bring your own material, here is the list

1. Either bring a selection of fabrics which you would look good together or purchase a set of ‘fat quarters’ from a local shop. Hobby Craft have several to choose from at a reasonable cost.
2. If you are able, the tutor would advise you to press and spray starch your fabrics and cut into 5 ½” squares. You will need 25 in total with at least 5 in each colour.
3. A piece of wadding about 20 x 20 inches
4. Some coordinating or contrasting fabric for the added border and the cushion backing.
5. Sewing thread, quilting thread and a basic sewing kit
6. Your own sewing machine with a ¼” patchwork foot.
7. A rotary cutter and cutting mat.
8. A notebook and camera might be useful.

Please bring a packed lunch.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

You might like to join the ‘Experienced’ class of learners on a Monday afternoon.
The Learn and Train office is also able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Tutor

Marion CurtisI have interests in many forms of textiles including weaving and bobbin lace. I taught art and design technology for over 30 years and more recently I have concentrated on my own design work and working to commission. I would describe myself as a ‘Modern Quilter’ where old designs are invigorated with contemporary fabrics. Opening my studio to the public every year through Cambridge Open Studios, I am an active member of Cambridge Quilters and I often give talks and run workshops. With my art and design background, I feel very confident that I can draw out the ‘designer’ in you!

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