Crazy fun sampler
I have had the idea in my head for sometime to make an interesting sampler from a set of precut squares so that it can be a fun and affordable way to learn how to patchwork.
The crazy fun sampler is a brilliant project if you would like to learn a variety of patchwork techniques. It is totally beginner friendly and can be a fun make for a more experienced patchworker too.
We’ve made the project charm pack friendly, a charm pack being a pack of 42 5″ squares. By buying you fabric in this way you get a great variety which adds interest to your project. Plus with the the average charm pack costing around £12-£15 this becomes an incredibly affordable way to have an introduction to patchwork without making everything just too small. There is of course no reason why you can’t cut a variety of 5″ squares for yourself either.
If you fancy working on something that will be a but larger the pattern is sized to work with layer cakes too. A layer cake is a set of 42 10″ squares, again each pack will contain a large number of coordinating fabrics.
What will we cover?
We will cover all the basics of patchwork and quilting from how to safely use a rotary cutter and ruler, through to sewing your seams, piecing your work and basic quilting techniques. Using a variety of blocks, building skills as we go you will come away from the workshop with an insight into this addictive hobby!
The project lends itself to personalisation as the pattern contains a variety of techniques and it is up to you which blocks you choose to make and use. Your layout can also vary as you look to spread your dominant colours throughout the finished work.
How will I be taught?
You will be taught in our lights airy and inspiring studio by an experienced tutor in a friendly and relaxed manner. We will make sure you are using all the equipment safely.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
For a beginner this is the perfect session. We will cover all the basics so there is no assumed knowledge.
For someone with some patchwork knowledge this is a great way to build skills and have some fun.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
For a small mini quilt/floor cushion cover front (finished size approx 25″):
- 1 x charm pack (42 x 5″ squares)
- 3/4m background fabric
For the lap quilt front (finished size approx 50″ square)
- 1 x layer cake (42 x 10″ squares)
- 1m of background fabric
What will I take home with me?
At the end of the session you will take home a full set of instructions plus your finished panel.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
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