Make a Quilt - Patchwork for Beginners

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Make a Quilt - Patchwork for Beginners

Friday 21 February 2020

Session: 1


Time: 10.30am - 5.30pm

Level: Some Experience

Maximum Class Size: 6

Level: This class is designed for beginners to quilting but open to all abilities should you just want to come and refresh your patchwork and quilting knowledge! You will need to be reasonably confident with a sewing machine to attend this class.

During this full day session you will have the opportunity to complete a small and simple block quilt, approximately 1.1m x 1.1m. The workshop will start with half an hour of flicking through inspiring books to help to design your block. You will then be guided through all the stages of quiltmaking, from patchwork piecing, quilting layers together to neat binding and finishing.

We will also give you a short demonstration on hand quilting so that you have the choice of stitching into your quilt to give it a more tradtional and textured look when you get home. In one day you will create your own unique quilt and take away the skills and techniques that you can use over and over again.

Materials: You will need to bring a selection of fabrics for the quilt top, in total a surafce aread of 1.1m x 1.1m and one piece measuring 1.1m for the back of the quilt.  

Quilt wadding and threads are included, also lunch and refreshments are provided.

Booking the class entitles you to a 10% discount in the Ray Stitch shop where the staff will be very happy to help and advise.


Luisa Tobitt began to develop her interest in stitch and textiles whilst studying for a BA in Sculpture at Brighton University. Much of her work involved taking garments apart, reworking them and stitching onto them. On completion of her degree, Luisa returned to London and studied a Diploma in Theatrical Costume at Kensington & Chelsea College. She spent the next two years studying design, pattern cutting, construction and decoration for 18th Century dress and the Victorian era. Gaining a Diploma in Handcraft Tailoring at London College of Fashion closely followed this and three years later Luisa also gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Pattern Cutting & Garment Technology, also at London College of Fashion. With a strong love for vintage fashion, Luisa enjoys using vintage patterns, reworking vintage garments and studying traditional sewing techniques.