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Wed, 05 Aug


Online Interactive Workshop

Wednesday 05 August 2020: Online Workshop (Improv Quilting)

Nicholas Ball hosts a three-hour Online Interactive Workshop on the joys & creative fulfilment that comes from Improvised Quilting!…

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Wednesday 05 August 2020: Online Workshop (Improv Quilting)
Wednesday 05 August 2020: Online Workshop (Improv Quilting)

Time & Location

05 Aug 2020, 18:00 – 21:00 BST

Online Interactive Workshop

About the Event

Nicholas Ball - Wednesday 05 August 2020 - 6.00pm to 9.00pm (BST)

Online Interactive Workshop: Improvised Quilting

We're absolutely delighted that Nicholas Ball has agreed to join the CraftyMonkies and have no doubt that you'll absolutely love his Improvised Quilting workshop! Whilst difficult to give exact fabric amounts and measurements when sewing in an improvised way, please use the following as a rough guide:-

For the basic triangles, large scraps of solid and print fabric in square-ish and rectangle-ish pieces work well for the background, whilst smaller scraps are perfect for the triangles. Feel free to cut your pieces from yardage. The background pieces shouldn’t be smaller than approximately 4” for your first attempt at this technique.

For the insert triangles, the same sized background pieces as the basic triangles can be used. For the triangles, strips of approximately 1.5” - 2.5”. These need not be full width of fabric, so feel free to use what you have.

Finally, for the stacked triangles, an assortment of squares and triangles, anything from 5” to as large as you want! As the name suggests, we will be cutting through stacks of fabric, so as long as your prices are all roughly the same size, anything will work. A layer cake or charm pack would be perfect.

Please don’t stress about these requirements! They are simply a guide and Nicholas has yet to teach a class where something couldn’t be made because of the wrong fabric pieces. If in doubt, gather up a selection of prints and colours you like and you can cut during the workshop. Accuracy at the cutting stage is not so important using these techniques, so it won’t take long at all if you want to cut your pieces along with Nicholas. They also needn’t be perfectly square or straight, so feel free to use scissors!

This is a technique-based workshop. We will be exploring triangles and won’t have a finished project in mind. Feel free to make as many or as few of the units as you like. You can combine them into a sampler or continue to work on the project after the workshop by adding more units to it. Don’t feel any pressure to cut up all your precious fabric!!!

For this Online Interactive Workshop you will also need:-


Good quality thread in an appropriate weight for piecing (Nicholas recommends Aurifil)

Rotary cutter - with a new blade

Cutting mat

Patchwork ruler (we can make any size work, but a small 1” x 12” is very handy, as is a 12.5” square.

Fabric scissors

Most important of all - a willingness to explore your own creativity! It's going to be FUN!!!...

Tickets for this Online Interactive Workshop (via the Zoom platform) will be limited & allocated on a first-come/first-served basis!


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