Beginners patchwork and quilting sampler (starting February 2024)

beginners patchwork sampler at Made and Making

Have you ever tried patchwork? Dabbled with some simple blocks and really enjoyed it? Attempted some blocks on your own but not been happy with the results? This course will give you all the insight, tips and tricks you need to create great patchwork and learn the essentials of quilting. Not sure patchwork is for you? It can be simple or complicated, traditional or modern, there really is a style to suit everyone.

In this introductory beginners patchwork course you will learn all the basic skills of patchwork and quilting and make a beautiful sampler quilt. Work with curated bundles effortlessly harmonising your scheme or use it as a chance to build your own bundle and play with colour and pattern.

Over the course of your sessions we will show you how to work successfully with a rotary cutter and cutting mat. You will  learn a variety of patchwork techniques including machine piecing, English paper piecing, appliqué, foundation piecing, hand and machine quilting and binding.

A quilt as you go technique is used for this course so you quilt each 12″ block before you join them together. This makes the quilting much easier for a beginner and avoids the need to feed a large quilt through your machine for quilting.

Each class will guide you through a number of techniques that you will work on in the class and then continue with at home. You will make 12 12”blocks in the following designs together with 2 foundation pieced ones to make a 40” x 53” quilt.

  • Ohio star
  • Wild goose chase
  • Card trick
  • Churn dash
  • Log cabin
  • Drunkard’s path
  • Tumbling blocks
  • Grandmother’s flower
  • Dresden plate
  • Rose of Sharon




25 Apr 2024


9:30 am - 12:30 pm

What you will need


  • 8 fat quarters of 100% cotton coordinating fabrics – a mixture of dark, medium and light tones.
  • 1m background fabric that coordinates with your patchwork fabric. This will form the background for some of the appliqué blocks.
  • Backing fabric (for the back of the quilt) and cotton wadding are also required but this will be discussed in week one.
  • Reel of 100% cotton thread in a neutral colour (light grey/beige)

Quilt rulers and rotary cutters are provided during your session but you will also need to purchase a rotary cutter, pathwork ruler and cutting mat to complete your homework. We recommend the Creative Grids which can be found at:—-x-24—-Ruler-CGR24.html#SID=7


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.



Sarah Brangwyn
Sarah Brangwyn

Owner of Made and Making, Sarah has been sewing all her life. Her passion is helping others to gain the same level of enjoyment from mastering these creative skills. She's known for her infectious enthusiasm, her endless knowledge and for her knack for explaining things clearly, leading to lots of 'aha!' moments. You may have seen her share some of those on the TV channel Sewing Street. In a previous life, Sarah was a branch manager in an insurance firm. Taking redundancy in 2012 allowed her to follow her dream of creating a hub for sewing and craft. At Made and Making Sarah teaches sewing, crochet, needle felting and other craft courses. She's also one of the tutors for the children's workshops. When family life allows, Sarah loves nothing more than immersing herself in her own projects.

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