Windmill patchwork – online via Zoom
Windmill patchwork is really fun and a lot simpler that it looks. Who doesn’t like a project like that.
We’ll start off with a selection of 5″ squares of coordinating fabrics. You can either cut these out yourself, buy one of our kit packs or grab yourself a ‘charm pack’ from a fabric store which sells patchwork fabric.
Don’t need a mini quilt… we’ve thought of that. Stop at the finishing techniques and turn into a great ‘grab all’ tote bag (see pic below) complete with hidden zip safety pocket. Perfect for a trip to the beach, picnic or big day out. Feel free to follow your own pattern or book yourself into our follow on bag class.
What will we cover?
During the class you’ll learn the basics of machine pieced patchwork and simple quilting techniques. We’ll work with our squares learning the fundamentals of patchwork assembly before working our magic and twisting them.
We’ll then explore quilting techniques and finishing methods so you know how to create a mini quilt.
How will I be taught?
Our online classes are fun and friendly (you can check our our reviews on Tripadvisor, Google or Facebook) and because we teach lots of face to face classes too we know where you might go wrong before you do.
Don’t worry if you’ve never done an online class before – we have. The online sewing class will be hosted on Zoom to allow us chance to show you clearly all the steps you need and have multiple cameras working. Hosted from a well lit space with good cameras you will see all the detail you need, and of course get chance to ask all the questions you can think of.
This is an online class live class on ZOOM that will be recorded so you will be able to rewatch and catch up at a later date should you so wish. The recording will be available within 2 days of the event.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
You will need to be able to confidently use your sewing machine but all techniques will be clearly shown and demonstrated and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions.
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
- 30 – 5″ squares
- 1/2 metre of fabric for the borders.
- wadding approx 40″ square
- backing fabric approx 40″ square
- 3 x 2.5″ strips (WOF approx 42″ in length)
To make it easy you can buy a whole kit from us including the featured Art Gallery range of patchwork fabrics, coordinating border fabric, wadding, backing fabric and coordinating binding fabric. Choose from a blue/pink theme or the red/yellow theme – please let us know when booking.(subject to availability and bookings must be made by Wednesday 23rd February to ensure kit arrives in time).
If you’ve already accumulated a fabric stash you can have fun curating your own range of squares or buy a something called a ‘charm pack’. A charm pack is a pack of 42 squares curated from a range for fabrics and most commonly available from fabric shops aimed at those that patchwork.
What will I take home with me?
Your Windmill Patchwork Mini Quilt, or whatever you wish to turn it in to!
Drinks and biscuits will be available from your own kitchen – don’t forget to buy some!
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.