Bargello quilt top
A bargello quilt is a made from lots of strips of fabric that are sewn together is such a way as to create the illusion of movement. (They are also know as optical illusion quilts). Bargello patterns can look complicated but they are actually easier than you think. Basically if you can sew a straight line you can do this.
During this workshop you will learn the techniques for the classic bargello pattern but there are many to choose from once you’ve mastered the technique.
Quilt rulers and rotary cutters will be provided, please feel free to bring your own if you prefer. We will be following a pattern called High Seas at Hastings designed by Pam & Nicky Lintott and you will go home with your own copy so that you can make the design again and again.
What will we cover?
On this enjoyable one-day course, you’ll learn the techniques for the classic bargello pattern, including how to sew together the strips of fabric in such a way as to create the illusion of movement.
There are in fact many techniques to choose from once you’ve mastered the basic concept.
We’ll be following a pattern called High Seas at Hastings, designed by Pam and Nicky Lintott.
How will I be taught?
You’ll be taught in our lovely studio by a friendly and experienced tutor, through demonstration and guidance as you work.
You’ll also be able to ask questions, making sure everything is clear and that you’re getting the best results you can.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
This class is suitable for beginners, but some understanding of patchwork will help. You do need to be comfortable using a sewing machine.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
You’ll need to bring:
- 1 jelly roll of 40 x 2.5” strips – you’ll get the best results if you choose one from a good quality manufacturer such as Moda
- 1m each of two accent fabrics, plain or textured plain, at the dark end of the colour spectrum of your chosen jelly roll
- 1 reel of 100% cotton thread.
Quilt rulers and rotary cutters will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
What will I take home with me?
You’ll make huge progress on your quilt top during the course, and will take it home to finish off.
You’ll have your own copy of the pattern to refer to, or even to use again in future
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.