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Workshop

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Friday 13th June

Free Motion Quilting Workshop for Beginners and Improvers Friday 14 June.
A chance for everyone to try different patterns and for improvers to learn ways of placing particular patterns within a space. We will cover ‘vermicelli’, pebbles, wavy lines, writing, mussels, feathers and linear patterns. Improvers may wish to try feathers in a circle, square, triangle etc.
Bring drawings or stencils of patterns you wish to try.
The aim will be that beginners ( and improvers if they wish ) will be able to produce some small blocks which can be joined together later to make the front of a cushion, table mat or a bag etc.
Everyone:
Get paper and pen out and practise drawing patterns over and over before the workshop. Draw the size you feel comfortable with.
Sewing kit to include open toed, darning or quilting foot and machine manual.
Good quality thread that you know works well in your machine.
Machine quilting gloves if you have them, or ‘non slip’ rubbery mesh available from Poundland etc. I will have some if you cannot find.
Scrap paper to draw on with pencil or pen.
* A ‘sandwich’ (fabric, wadding, fabric) of ‘plainish’ fabric to practise on.. you can use wrong side .. can be any shape but about a fat quarter.
Marking Tool. Use marking tool you are happy with .. I only use either white chalk or a soft or propelling pencil which can be rubbed off later if necessary.
Beginners:
Check that your feed dogs can be lowered .. or that you have a cover which you can put in place.
*6 sandwiches 8 x 8 inches lightly tacked together around outside edge, marked centrally with a 6 x 6 inch square.
Improvers:
*Sandwich(es) as desired to make an item of choice or just plenty of practise sandwiches.
Stencils or printed patterns you wish to try or learn how to ‘place’ within a block.
‘Bendy ruler’, if you have one.
*Cereal packet cardboard cut into shapes .. circles 6 or 8 inch diameter, triangles no less than 4 inch shortest side, 6 inch squares.
Sue Orchin

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Friday 12th July
Neonatal Quilts with Jenny Cottier

Split Nine Patch Blocks

The kits are supplied, containing all the material, wadding , backing and binding . This makes a 20'' quilt

Requirements:- you will need to bring

Cutting mat, ruler and rotary cutter
Hera marker or pencil to mark the quilting lines
Usual sewing kit , to include pins, scissors etc.
Sewing machine with 1/4'' foot and quilting foot
Thread, cream, grey or white. These should be suitable with the selection of materials supplied.

The quilts made in this workshop will be donated to the Neonatal Unit. If you wish to keep your quilt there will be a fee of £10.