Block a Month

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Patchwork & Quilting Block a Month

This is a course of six classes over six months. You will attend one day a month so that you have plenty of time in between classes to complete each block. As you go along you will be learning how to rotary cut, how to press, how to make the most out of your sewing machine and other tips and tricks to make the process easier and more accurate. To see course details either scroll down or use the buttons below.

COSTS
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Course Content
WHAT TO BRING

Month One

You will be learning two blocks in the first month, Rail Fence and Tumbling Blocks. This will teach you strip piecing and English paper piecing.

Month Two

This lessons block is Bears Paw. This teaches you how to piece half square triangles. Also matching, points when sewing squares together.

Month Three

The block you learn this month is Spiders Web. This teaches you more complicated strip piecing and how to match eight points together in the centre.

Month Four

This block is Drunkards Path. You will learn how to set in curved pieces and also how changing the placement of your traditional blocks can greatly change the look of your finished piece.

Month Five

The last block you learn to stitch is The Rose of Sharon. This teaches you traditional appliqué methods.

Month Six

This is the last of the six and you will learn how to add the sashing and the borders, and how to go on to make your quilt sandwich and bind. There is too much work in this last phase to complete within one lesson but you will leave with the knowledge to finish it at home or you are more than welcome to book an extra lesson if you feel the need.

Course Information

By the end of the six classes, you will have the skills to then go on and tackle most of the traditional quilt blocks.

If desired there is a second and third level of Block a Month to learn more advanced techniques.

The lessons run from 10am to 4pm with a break for lunch (which is not provided). It is recommended that you come into the shop prior to your first lesson to buy the fabrics necessary for the class. Someone will be on hand to explain which are lights, darks, mediums and accents.

Our classes are small and cater for all skill levels. You will be with like minded people who come to relax, get away from everything for a few hours and end up with a project you will be proud of.

What to Bring on the Day

  • Sewing Machine (Needs to be PAT tested we can do that in house for £3)

  • Your chosen fabrics

  • Thread for Sewing

  • Thread for Quilting or Embellishment

  • Scissors & Pins

  • Scissors & Pins

  • Rotary Mat, Cutter & Ruler

Tea and Coffee will be provided on the day. Please bring a packed lunch.

Dates

The classes run on the 2nd, 3rd and last Monday, the 3rd and last Tuesday, 1st, 2nd and last Friday and the 2nd and 3rd Saturday of each month. It is a rolling programme so you can start your 6 months at any point.

Costs

The classes are £48 a lesson to be paid in advance or if you pay for and book all six at once you get the last class free and it is £240.

“I haven’t used my sewing machine for years and was quite nervous about starting again. I needn’t have worried, the course was taken at my pace and there was loads of help from Anne. I’m looking forward to the rest of the training days in the ‘Block’ and have resolved to keep sewing!!”

Sally Johnson, Block a Month

“I booked the Block a Month early this year and it’s been fabulous. I have had loads of help from Anne and the team and feel much more confident in my sewing skills now. Let’s just say a few family members will be getting homemade Christmas presents this year. Next year, I may give embroidery a try!!”

Adele Blount, Block a Month Course

Learn and practice a full range of Patchwork & Quilting Skills

Courses run as follows: (2nd 3rd and last Monday / 3rd and last Tuesday / 1st 2nd and last Friday / 2nd and 3rd Saturday of every mont)

CALL ON 01629 734100