Patchwork and quilting is such a broad subject with so many aspects to explore - once you learn the basics you'll never be short of something new to explore! Our patchwork Tutor, Janet Gledhill, has devised a wonderful set of beginners projects and larger pieces you can progress onto as your skills improve. She has used a mixture of hand and machine patchwork so that you can speed up or slow down when you choose. Janet takes you through each skill set in her video tutorials and has provided a wealth of template and information for you to work from to help you extend your skills into completed cushions, lap quilts and wall hangings. She show you how to rotary cut as this is a vital part of patchwork and quilting, but you do have the choice to use scissors at first if you would prefer.
Janet completed both her City & Guilds Level 3 and Diploma in Patchwork & Quilting with the School of Stitched Textiles.She is a keen artist and enjoys experimenting with different types of mediums. Janet is a member of the Quilters Guild Contemporary Group as well as SAQA. After recently giving up full time employment, Janet is able to devote more time to textile skills. Her favorite techniques are machine quilting and piecing.
What you'll need to do the course;
A selection of cotton fabrics, wadding and backing fabric.
Threads for hand and machine sewing, decorative craft threads.
Hand/machine needles, flat top pins, safety pins.
Sewing machine, ¼” foot and walking foot.
Rotary cutter, cutting mat and rotary cutting ruler marked in inches, tape measure.
Scissors for paper, fabric and small sharp ones.
Pens, pencils, ruler and lightweight card.
Iron and ironing board.
Freezer paper and permanent marker pen.
14” (37cm) square cushion pad.
Buttons, beads and embellishments.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you're not a complete beginner at patchwork and quilting and would really like to undertake a course which is more advanced, then you can choose to undertake a City & Guilds accredited course with Janet or another of our patchwork tutors or even opt for another City & Guilds of London accredited textile course in a different subject with SST. You can review all of our course subjects and levels on our website.