Workshops

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.

 A variety of courses for a range of abilities:

  • hand quilting
  • machine quilting
  • free motion quilting
  • applique
  • paper piecing
  • dressmaking/corsetry
  • get to know your machine

After easter light lunch, cake, tea and coffee will be included, provided by the lovely aJuliets Cafe.

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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March 2019

The Handmade Quilt 6 session course

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 7th February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 7th March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 28th March 2019 at 10:00am

£260

Starting with the basics of hand piecing we will work our way through the 21 blocks in this quilt. We will cover template making and fabric marking and how to move on with these practices. Rotary cutting for hand piecing along with fabric choice and good hand sewing technique will be covered. A great way to learn how portable and quick hand sewing can be. It will be necessary to have copy of the book in order to take the…

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Easter Bag Workshop

March 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
£30

Create a sweet bag for Easter fun. Spend the day sewing on the machine. All you need are two contrasting fabrics and a basic sewing kit. All supplies may also be purchased in the shop beforehand. Come and join us.

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36 Block Sampler Quilt

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 23rd March 2019 at 10:00am

£120

Over two days (23rd February and 23rd March)  we will learn various speedy techniques used to machine stitch this quilt. These include, Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles, Stitch and Flip and Flying Geese. A great class to gain confidence in basic machine patchwork, along with rotary cutting hints and tips. Sewing machines, cutting boards and iron provided please bring your own notions and fabrics. Fabric information to follow after purchase. Taught by the lovely Carolyn Forster  

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The Handmade Quilt 6 session course

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 7th February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st February 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 7th March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 21st March 2019 at 10:00am

One event on 28th March 2019 at 10:00am

£260

Starting with the basics of hand piecing we will work our way through the 21 blocks in this quilt. We will cover template making and fabric marking and how to move on with these practices. Rotary cutting for hand piecing along with fabric choice and good hand sewing technique will be covered. A great way to learn how portable and quick hand sewing can be. It will be necessary to have copy of the book in order to take the…

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English Paper Piecing Bunny Mat

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40

This is a fun EPP project in time for Easter! Make a Bunny face using a traditional method of hand quilting using modern techniques. You’ll be shown how to size your fabrics, cut and baste them to your paper shapes and the joining technique. Your Bunny can be used for all sorts of projects from a simple mat to a tote bag or cushion cover! Suitable for absolute beginners right through to advanced skill levels - this workshop is just…

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April 2019

Reverse Appliqué

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
£50

Reverse appliqué is a different way of producing a design with a hidden fabric. On the day we will be playing with Words, appliquéing the top fabric under to reveal a new fabric to create a letter/ word. It's a fun method to learn of needle turning but with a different finish. Ideal for beginners or those wanting to try a new technique with confidence. All supplies included! Taught by the lovely sewing_tracy

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Pincushion’s Block of The Month (April)

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
£30

Our fourth Block of The Month, on Friday the 12th of April! Our wonderful friend Mary O'Riordan has created this Block Of The Month for us. Come have fun! Bring a friend, make a friend. Tea and Coffee, and a slice of cake included. Sew a different block each month, learn a new technique or improve on your existing skills. Enjoy the company of other quilters. Feel the benefit of slow stitching- with a 10 month project. Receive a pattern…

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Sewing Machine English Paper Piecing Block

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£40

This class is English Paper Piecing with a slight twist! You will be making a Classic sewing emblem picture block featuring a Sewing Machine using Amber’s first printed pattern from her developing Fiddly-EPP range. This pattern is pictorial EPP so is slightly different to other patterns around and involves cutting your pattern sheet out yourself and letting you experience non traditional shapes. You can use scraps for these projects - but they will need to be of medium size as…

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Fleur Quilt Workshop by Susan Smith

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
£150

"Susan Smith is an original and very talented Quilter from Australia who specialises in appliqué. Her quilts are fresh, unbelievably pretty and always contain a mix of fabrics from vintage to reproduction and new." You will learn so much! This class includes techniques in EPP, needleturn appliqué, hand piecing, making bias and back basting   appliqué. Templates available on the day from Susan. Price includes cream tea lunch from the wonderful Juliets Cafe. Susan's new book just released this month.…

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Carolyn Forster free demo of her Block Of The Month in Today’s Quilter Magazine

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 23rd May 2019 at 11:00am

One event on 20th June 2019 at 11:00am

Pincushion Pantiles, No. 25
Lower Walk, Kent TN2 STD United Kingdom
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