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Online Interactive Workshop

Saturday 04 September 2021: Online Workshop (Demystifying Hand Quilting)

Sarah Payne hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop which helps demystify the Hand Quilting process!…

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Saturday 04 September 2021: Online Workshop (Demystifying Hand Quilting)
Saturday 04 September 2021: Online Workshop (Demystifying Hand Quilting)

Time & Location

04 Sept 2021, 10:00 – 13:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Sarah Payne - Saturday 04 September 2021 - 10.00am to 1.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Introduction to Hand Quilting

CraftyMonkies stalwart Sarah Payne is set to join us once again in September with a class which we're sure you're all going to just love! Sarah debunks the reticence that some have over getting to grips with Hand Quilting and gets you to embrace this most traditional of quilt finishing techniques!...

Introduction by Sarah:-

Hand quilting as a traditional quilt finishing technique which has been around as long as quilts have. It is a beautiful way to complete a project and is perfect for those occasions when your quilt just screams out for that authentic finishing touch. You can keep it simple with straight lines or really go to town with the design and make it a feature of your project.

In this class we will talk about various types of hand quilting and good practice, but the sample you will be making will be a real feature. I am supplying a template for you to use to create a detailed symmetrical design for a 10 inch finished block. You can make it into a placemat or a cushion if you like – but in this case the stitching is going to be the star.

This class is perfect for beginners and assumes no previous knowledge at all.

What You Will Learn in this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Hand Quilting Tools

     Frame or Hoop? When to use, which to choose and why!

     Needles and Threads - Options...

     Thimble – Yes or No?!!

     What’s in a wadding?

  • Preparing your quilt.
  • Creating and marking your design.
  • Starting and finishing a thread.
  • Quilting stitches.

Skill Level for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

This class is perfect for beginners and assumes no previous knowledge at all.

Material requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • Sewing needle – you have choices when it comes to needles, but don’t worry too much about the exact ones you use for the class. The bigger the number on a needle, the finer or smaller it is!

All of the following will be fine:-

  • “Betweens” – these are hand quilting needles and you can use a size 8 or 9 needle and when comfortable with that size try a smaller size.
  • Embroidery needles – I like these because the eyes tend to be a little larger so you can use a thicker thread for your hand quilting. Again a size 8 or 9 will be fine. Pony and Clover both do great examples.
  • Sharps – they have a pointy tip and are a little longer than Betweens. Again an 8 or a 9 will be fine.
  • Embroidery or small snip scissors.
  • Paper scissors.
  • Marking tool – water erasable is best. Just check it does erase from your chosen fabric before using in class.
  • We wont be using a frame or hoop for this class so don’t panic about getting one.
  • Basting method – safety pins or 505 fabric spray glue. You can also stitch baste the layers together as well. All methods will be discussed during the class.

Fabric requirements for this Online Interactive Workshop:-

  • 12 inch square of plain or lightly patterned fabric for the front and back of your piece.
  • 14 inch square of wadding or batting.
  • Thread - Sarah suggests a stranded cotton for this project. You can use a perle 8 (assuming that the eye of the needle will allow you to use thread that thick). We want the quilting to be the star, so using a thicker thread is a great option!

Pattern Information relevant to this Online Interactive Workshop:-

You will be supplied a Template for the quilting design. Just make sure you print it out before the class!

​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 £30.00 is based on ONE person attending this crafting class.

This CraftyMonkies Online Interactive Workshop is being broadcast from the United Kingdom and the class time given is based on British Summer Time (BST). We advise you check via Google Search (or similar) to see corresponding start-time in YOUR location!

Ordering MATERIALS/EQUIPMENT Online For Any Class/Workshop!

In light of the ongoing situation regards potential delays with supply of certain materials/fabrics/equipment from around the world due to the lasting impact of Covid-19, please ensure you book your place & order any materials/fabrics/equipment online in plenty of time ahead of course dates. 

Enjoy This Class/Workshop Again on YouTube!

A link to a recording of this workshop will be sent to all who buy a live ticket for the Zoom broadcast approximately 5 working days after the event; the video will be available to view for 30 days from the video release date.

Are you not able to attend this class due to living in a different time-zone? Are you otherwise engaged on the date of this workshop? Well, we have excellent news!

This class will be available to view via Pay-On-Demand via our Online Shop for 30 days following the video release date (approximately 5 working days after broadcast on Zoom).


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