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patchwork & quilting with Denise

Create a beautiful quilt from scratch under the expert tuition of Denise. Working in small groups and at your own pace you will create a machine sewn quilt with patchwork blocks the size of a play-mat, single sized bed or larger, if you wish. With no more than eight students in the class, you’ll be assured plenty of personal tuition and support from Denise, our tutor and the others in the class.

who’s it for?

From complete beginners to students wanting to improve their patchwork skills and build their knowledge and experience.

what will I learn?

This Patchwork course teaches machine patchwork and quilting and will cover techniques including:

Rotary cutting

Strip piecing


Bias making

Half square and quarter square triangles

Foundation piercing

Stained glass patchwork

This list isn’t exhaustive, and it can be led by the student.

what do I need to bring?

Bring your own fabric and materials and we’ll send you a suggested shopping list once you’ve booked your place. Don’t forget your packed lunch unfortunately at this time we are unable to supply drinks, we request you bring your own flask.

    what equipment is supplied?

    One Janome sewing machine for each student. Bring your basic sewing kit and thread. Normally we would say that there’s no need to buy specialist quilting equipment before the course and you can borrow this during the class, however at the current time new students can contact the tutor directly to ask what you need. Cutting mats can be shared and will be wiped down in between students.

    meet the tutor

    Denise is our Patchwork tutor [Click here to read Denise’s bio]

    when are the classes?

    This ten week course is held on every last-ish Sunday of the month from 10am – 4pm
    [Click here to view the calendar and latest course dates]

    Due to the current health crisis we anticipate we will resume later on  July 26th and continue Sept 27th, Oct 25th, Nov 29th 2020.

    how much does it cost?

    £350, £35 to secure your place and nine monthly instalments of £35 payable in advance. [Click here to view the booking information / terms and conditions]

    how to book

    Click here to book a place or join the waiting list 

    where is it?

    The Patchwork course is held at The Sewing Shed in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.  [Click here to view the map and contact details]
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