Quilting Patchwork & Applique School

Quilting Patchwork & Applique School

Part 1


Join Jennie Rayment as she introduces you to this beginners course on quilting, patchwork and appliqué. Delve into the magical world of this creative craft; learn the essential steps that will stand you in good stead as you begin your journey. Start with cutting and preparation and a basic block then build your confidence with more techniques. From traditional strip designs to Log Cabin and more modern creations, uncover the mystery of Half and Quarter Squares and play with shape and form, then take a sneak peak at the fascinating world of appliqué. Try your hand at simple stitching, explore bias and Stained Glass with a taste of Celtic and Shadow then experiment with the elements of machine appliqué in al its glory.

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Section 1: Introduction 
From basic equipment to simple blocks, understand the tools and their use, learn some of the tricks of the trade, understand how to stitch by hand and machine. Begin the journey with some easy designs with squares.
Jennie takes you into the fabulous world of patchwork and explains the course content

Fabrics and Threads
Material choice and preparation plus advice on thread

Tools and Equipment
Discover the correct tools and how to use for accurate cutting

Let’s start sewing
From ¼” seam allowance to thread savers plus lots of invaluable tips.

Simple Blocks with Squares
Create Basic Nine Patch, Disappearing Nine Patch, Bow Tie & Irish Chain designs

Section 2 : Strips to Log Cabin
Learn how to cut and sew strips then explore Strip patchwork techniques from a selection of classic blocks and some modern twists on traditional designs

Strips to Log Cabin

Simple strip techniques from pinwheels to partial seaming

Rail Fence and more
Popular traditional patchwork block plus quick methods developed from triangles

Seminole Patchwork
Discover fascinating strip patterns developed by the Seminole Indians
Explore Log Cabin
From classic Log Cabin to Courthouse Steps and Spiral Log Cabin

Section 3 Half and Quarter Square Triangles
The building blocks of patchwork! Understand how to construct, piece and play with the shape. Follow Jennie as she takes you through a range of well known block designs and border effects.

Half and Quarter Square Triangles
Learn cutting and construction and create Amish Friendship and Eight Pointed Star
Quarter Square Triangles
Understand how and when to use in a variety of different blocks
Quarter Square Triangles Part 2
Explore a range of patterns created with Quarter Square Triangles

Get to Grips with the Grain
Cope with the differences between Half and Quarter Square Triangles
Flying Geese
Simple ways to construct and arrange this very traditional design 

Bears Paw
Much loved classic patchwork block 

Section 4: Hand and Machine Appliqué
Experiment with different ways to create hand appliqué, explore the magic of bias strips in a range of designs from Stained Glass to Celtic. Take a look at Shadow appliqué and develop your technique with machine stitchery.

Hand and Machine Appliqué
Consider a wide variety of ways to create hand appliqué from paper to interfacing
Bias Binding & Stained Glass Appliqué
Unique methods for creating fascinating designs

Celtic Appliqué
Taste the delight of twisting bias strips in intricate patterns
Shadow Appliqué
Simple method for a quick and easy appliqué technique 

Machine Appliqué
From satin stitching to Broderie Perse, experiment and explore a range of ideas.