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Beach Hut Quilt with Jane Marshall

£90

Join Jane for a series of two or three day workshops , exploring the relaxed and colourful world of modern patchwork and quilting: a wonderful mix that brings together the practicality of traditional patchwork and some of the artistic challenges of contemporary textiles.

Description

January 2020 Workshop: ‘Landscape Strips’…the size of quilt ,only dependant on you, you will explore ways to create a dynamic and balanced strip quilt in the colours of your choice .  For those on previous workshop with Jane, you may decide to add a block of choice or look at different methods of finishing such as prairie points.

April 2020 Workshop : Beach Huts – there will be a choice of two finished quilt sizes – exact material requirements TBC.

Along the way, we’ll explore ways to create a dynamic and balanced overall design, and look at construction methods. We will also explore options for assembling, quilting and binding your quilt/wallhanging.

Additional information

Dates:

20th Jan 2021, 3rd Feb 2021

Times

10am- 3pm

About the Tutor

Jane Marshall designs and makes cheerful, useful textiles that combine traditional skills with a modern eye for colour. Her work has been published in books and magazines in the UK and the USA. Jane has taught patchwork and quilting for nearly two decades. She sells quilts and other textile loveliness on line through her shop on Etsy (search for the Beaded Garden), at local craft fairs and through outlets including the Handmade Shop & Gallery in Bury St Edmunds.

Landscape Quilt Req

  • Your lunch
  • Quilting fabrics: a selection of 100% cotton quilting weight fabrics in your choice of tonal prints and/or plains – batiks work really well. You will need at least Ten Plus Fat Quarters in different prints/colours. Once students have decided on the size of quilt , they may wish to buy/bring extra fabric later to extend the size.
  • Day 2 you will need cotton/poly or bamboo batting.
  • and your backing cotton fabric.
  • A walking foot or free motion foot if you have either or both bring along.
  • Sewing machine in good working condition, with a new needle. You will only be sewing straight stitches during the workshop. You will also need a ¼” foot that allows you to sew a consistent ¼” seam
  • Rotary cutter with a sharp blade, acrylic quilter’s ruler with ¼” markings (a square ruler at least 9”x9” is extremely useful but not essential) and a small cutting mat
  • Cotton or polyester sewing thread, in a light neutral colour or colour to match your co-ordinating fabrics
  • Scissors
  • Sharp pins

Beach Quilt Req

  • This workshop is a great way to use scraps, but if you prefer to do so, you can use new yardage. Ideally your pieces should be at least 8” x 8” but some smaller scraps can be incorporated
  • For the beach huts and backgrounds, you will need a good variety of different 100% cotton fabrics😮 You could choose a particular colour or theme, such as ‘red, white and blue’ or ‘nautical fabrics’o Make sure you have some darker fabrics for
    the beach huts: good contrast will help them to ‘read’ against the backgroundo Bring some ‘sky’ and ‘beach’ fabrics if you have them
  • I will also bring a selection of suitable scraps with me to the workshop, which you arewelcome to useEquipment to bring
  • –  Sewing machine in good working condition, with a new needle. You will only be sewing straight stitches during the workshop
  • –  Rotary cutter with a sharp blade, acrylic quilter’s ruler with 1⁄4” markings (a square ruler at least 9”x9” is extremely useful but not essential)
  • –  Cotton or polyester sewing thread, in a light neutral colour or colour to match your co-ordinating fabrics
  • –  Sharp pins Depending on how you plan to use your beach huts, you will also need additional fabrics to complete your project. For example:
  • For a quilt or wall-hanging, you will need border fabrics, as well as backing and wadding a few inches larger than your finished hanging
  • For a bag, you will need:
    o Approx. 1⁄2m of co-ordinating fabric for the lining
    o A long or fat quarter for handles
    o 1⁄2m of wadding (ideally needle-punched polyester, cotton or cotton-blend)
  • For a cushion, you will need:

o A cushion pad 1”-2” larger than the finished size of your cushion cover
o A zip (with plastic teeth) the same length as one side of your cushion cover o A piece of wadding 1”-2” larger than the finished size of your cushion cover o A piece of calico 1”-2” larger than the finished size of your cushion cover

(optional)
o Fabric to make the cushion back (this can be created from scraps or a single

piece of fabric at least 2” wider and 6” longer than your planned cushion cover)

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