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Fri, 19 Feb


Online Interactive Workshop

Friday 19 February 2021: Online Workshop (Collectable Moments)

Janet Clare hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop which sees you create a quilt block entitled Collectable Moments!…

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Friday 19 February 2021: Online Workshop (Collectable Moments)
Friday 19 February 2021: Online Workshop (Collectable Moments)

Time & Location

19 Feb 2021, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Janet Clare - Friday 19 February 2021 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (GMT)

Online Interactive Workshop: Collectable Moments

As always, we're absolutely delighted to welcome back the inimitable Janet Clare for her latest CraftyMonkies quilting project, a wonderful skills-based class focused on free-motion writing, bias binding, designing and fusible appliqué: Collectable Moments!

Introduction by Janet:-

The block we are going to making together during this CraftyMonkies workshop is actually part of a sampler quilt I made a few years ago. The quilt is called ‘Honest to Goodness’ and looks traditional enough at first glance, but when you get closer and pay attention you will see hundreds of messages, adages, quotes and sayings stitched amongst the blocks. It’s actually packed full of secret messages!

So, we’ll be making a traditional block and learning all the techniques that involves and then stitching our own personal messages into it to create something completely unique. Write a love letter, a poem, a saying or anything you like!

You can use the block as the start of your own sampler quilt or turn it into a cushion or a small wall hanging or purse or just make it for the fun of it.


We’ll be making one 12 inch finished quilt block during this workshop, covering all the techniques needed to complete the block but not actually finishing it during our time together. The block we are making is one part of a much larger quilt, which you’ll get a good look at and we’ll discuss how to create your own unique heirloom quilt with hidden and secret messages in it.

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

• Free motion writing on the sewing machine

• Making bias binding

• Stitching bias binding in a circle to a background fabric

• Designing your own leaf template

• Fusible appliqué

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

Confident beginners and above. You need to be comfortable with a sewing machine and hand sewing!

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

• Scrap fabric to practice free motion writing on

• 12 ½ inch square of pale background fabric

• Fabric Scraps for appliqué leaves (32 leaves) each leave needs 1 x 2 inches minimum

• Fusible web

Fabric for bias binding:

Cut 5/8 inch wide strips on the bias of your chosen fabric. You need sufficient strips to stitch together to create a 32 inch approx strip of bias tape. I used a 10 inch square which yields more than you need but reduces the number of seams.

Stitch n tear paper or other stabiliser for fabric

Equipment requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

• Sewing machine set up for free motion quilting - a darning foot, feed dogs down

• Usual sewing kit and supplies for hand sewing

• ¼ inch Bias tape maker or 32 inches minimum x ¼ inch wide pre-made bias binding tape

• Bondaweb or other double sided fusible web

• 9 inch dinner plate/ circle to draw round

• Washable/ removable fabric marking pen or similar

• Pencil, paper and paper scissors

• Iron and ironing board

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

No pattern required!

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis! If applicable, any free pattern, or other information, relevant to this course will be forwarded to you after booking and approximately 5 days before the course date. The ticket price of £25.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing potential for lockdowns in some/all parts of the UK due to Covid-19 outbreaks & subsequent Government-imposed restrictions to people movement and business operation, we advise everyone to please book your place & order any materials/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of any course dates.


This class is a live Zoom Workshop ONLY! We are NOT able to offer a recorded Pay-On-Demand video for sale after this event. 

The only way to enjoy this class is to book a ticket for this Zoom Workshop!


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