Patchwork Quilting Social - New! St George & Sutherland Community College

Patchwork Quilting Social - New!

Patchwork Quilting Social is a great opportunity to dedicate time every week to work on your very own patchwork quilt project and socialise with other likeminded sewing friends. Your experienced tutor will be there to support and guide you through each step of making your new or current unfinished project. It doesn’t matter whether you are starting from scratch or have already started cutting, piecing or quilting. This is the time to grab a cup of tea and pull out that unfinished project from the cupboard or start that next quilt you’ve been dreaming up. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced quilter, all levels are catered for. There are not set goals each week, but steps and techniques will be demonstrated as required. The opportunities are endless... explore new techniques like half-square triangles, applique, english paper piecing, hand quilting and more.

Course Outline:

  • Design your own quilt or follow a quilt pattern at a size of your choice
  • Cut fabric and piece with a sewing machine to create a quilt top
  • Create a quilt sandwich and quilt using machine and/or hand techniques
  • Explore new techniques like half square triangles, applique and hand quilting

Learning Outcomes:

  • Design your own quilt top or follow a pattern
  • Accurately cut fabric with a rotary cutter
  • Sew with a 1/4 inch seam
  • Layer quilt top, batting and backing fabric to create a quilt sandwich ready for quilting
  • Quilt using machine and/or hand techniques
  • Cut and sew bias binding with mitred corners to finish your quilt

What to bring:

  • Your project your working on
  • Materials needed including fabric, batting and threads
  • 45mm Rotary Cutter
  • 18 × 24 in cutting mat
  • 4x14in quilting ruler
  • Water erasable maker
  • Hera maker
  • Tape measure
  • Quilting pins
  • Fabric scissors
  • Plastic bobbins
  • Pack of universal sewing machine needles
  • Curved safety pins
  • BYO sewing machine with ¼ inch foot and walking foot (machines are available to borrow)

About the Tutor:

'Melinda has loved sewing ever since she was a young child when her mum first showed her how to use a sewing machine and her grandmother showed her how to embroider, crochet and knit. Since then she has explored and developed her skills in patchwork quilting, embroidery, dressmaking and knitting. As an experienced teacher, she enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge to inspire you to create with fabric and thread.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.