All of our workshops are taught in our workshop space in Nailsea, North Somerset, a short drive from Clevedon, Weston Super Mare, Portishead, Bristol and the Chew Valley.
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Patchwork Dresden Plate Cushion
August 11 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
One event on August 11, 2018 at 10:30am
Using just 5 fat quarters, sew this beautiful patchwork cushion and create a truly unique piece of home decor. Gill will help you to create the pattern, the envelope style cover, and show you how to cover and attach the piping cord. Finished size will be approx 20” x 20”. The workshop will last between 3 and 4 hours depending on how quickly each participant works. Maximum of 4 places available.
Skills you need to join this workshop:
- You should be a competent machine stitcher, familiar with the basic controls of your sewing machine, and able to resolve any simple problems such as tension and threading.
- Some experience of basic patchwork such as cutting shapes with a rotary cutter.
You’ll need to bring with you:
- Sewing Machine with power cable, foot pedal, and zipper foot.
- Basic sewing kit incl scissors and pins.
- Machine thread to match/coordinate with your fabric.
- 5 fat quarters in contrasting colours (100% cotton recommended)
On the day you’ll be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of wadding and piping cord. We prefer to provide these items to make sure you have the correct type and size.
If you have them you could also bring a cutting mat, rotary cutter, quilting rulers and sewing clips. Don’t worry if you don’t have them as they will be available to share on the day.
What do our customers say about our workshops?
What was the best thing about the workshop?
I am not very artistic , so it caters for all levels, and still the end product looks good. (Fused Glass, February 2018)
Really helpful teaching and nice small group. Loved it! (Claire, Beginners Machine Sewing January 2018)
Very enjoyable relaxed atmosphere, learning new techniques. (Jan, Weave Pattern and Texture on a Peg Loom, January 2018)
Making something I’m proud of, learning new skills, and the social side. Cheese scone recommended! (Jan, January 2018, Beginners Patchwork)
A good way to spend time with friends; the finished product; swishing around with my new skirt; learning how to use my sewing machine. (Mar, Darcy, Lizzie, and Isabella. January 2018, Children’s private group sewing)
Lovely relaxing thing to do in the build up to Christmas. (Claire, Fused Glass, December 2017)
Very relaxing and enjoyable, will definitely do more at home. (Sharon, Needle Felting, December 2017)