All courses are held in our workshop below the shop, with six sewing machines, tables, cutting boards and ironing boards. Kitchen and bathroom facilities also.
Fabric and patterns are not included in workshop price unless specified. Workshops won’t be refunded unless the entire class is cancelled.

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Herringbone Quilt Workshop

8th February 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on 29th February 2020 at 10:00 am


Taught by lovely Carolyn Forster. A two day course on the 8th and 29th of February.

Herringbone Quilt as You Go Quilt

Quilt size: 60in x60in

Block size: 12in x12in finished

Using a machine pieced ‘quilt as you stitch’ technique we sew the patchwork to the backing and wadding in one go. The blocks are then enhanced with hand embroidery of Big Stitch quilting or you can machine embroider or quilt. Then the blocks are stitched together giving you an already quilted top ready to bind. A manageable way to stitch a quilt on the sewing machine.

Fabric Requirements:

Backing squares:

25 x 13in Squares

OR 3m Fabric

These can be all different fabrics or one fabric only

Binding Strips: 1m

If you choose a fabric the same as the backing fabric, then the joining method is not so obvious.

If you have a scrappy back to the quilt then using a contrasing fabric here will give a lattice effect.

Wadding/Batting: 25 x 13in squares

I used Hobbs 80/20

Quilt Binding: 50cm


* Scraps cut 2 1/2in wide

OR 1x Jelly Roll to start with

* 26x 5in squares for the block corners

Embroidery Thread:

I used stranded embroidery thread split into three threads in lots of different colours. You can use one colour, or variegated thread depending on the look you want. If you want to experiment you can use other threads.

Basic Sewing kit

Sewing thread to blend with the backing fabric if you do not want the stitching lines to show.

Sewing machine (We can supply sewing machines, however you are welcome to bring your own if preferred)

1/4in patchwork piecing foot

Walking Foot if you have one

Fabric scissors

Rotary Cutter, mat (to fit 13in square), and Ruler (6/6 1/2in x 24in)

Rotary cutter to cut wadding

12 1/2in square rotary cutting ruler if you have one

Scrummy refreshments and Lunch will be supplied.
Have a peek at Carolyn’s quilts on instagram: @quiltingonthego


8th February 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


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