This one day workshop is a great way to use that layer cake you fell in love with but haven’t dared to open! Alternatively you could make it from scraps or you can choose to buy from Jane on the day. Whatever you choose, its fast and simple, with hardly any seam to match! By the end of the day you will have learned to create the blocks for the quilt top and she will also discuss how to lay the blocks out for a pleasing and balanced effect, and you will explore options for quilting and finishing off the quilt.
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.
• One ‘Layer Cake’ with at least 30 pieces of fabric (most layer cakes have 40 or 42 pieces) – Stitch X Stitch has a lovely selection of Layer Cakes available to buy
Alternatively… you will need at least 30 pieces of co-ordinating 100% cotton quilting fabric, cut accurately to 10”x10” square (if you are using fabrics from your own stash, please cut these before you come to the workshop)
• Contrasting neutral fabric. I used plain white, but you might choose another solid or very near solid colour that contrasts with your layer cake. Your neutral should be 100% cotton quilting fabric
• For a quilt that finishes approx. 40” x 51” (like my class sample) you will need 1m of neutral fabric
• If you’re planning to make a slightly larger quilt, that uses most of the Layer Cake, you will need 1.25m of neutral fabric. This would create a quilt around 50” x 68”
Equipment to bring
– 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 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
– Sharp pins