• An Introduction to Patchwork - Tutor Lis Binns
    07/03/2019 - 06/06/2019
    10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Booking Information: Please book your place online. Payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. Please call the shop asap if you prefer not to pay online to guarantee your place on 01995 603363. Please be aware that your place is not guaranteed until payment is received.
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About Your Workshop:
During this four session workshop you will learn the basics of patchwork from how to accurately cut fabrics with a rotary cutter to joining fabrics together to create traditional blocks. These blocks can be combined to create a cushion cover, lap quilt or even a bed quilt!

Learning Curve:
Starting with the basics you will learn how to accurately cut fabrics using patchwork rulers and a rotary cutter. Using your fabric strips Lis will show you how to piece them together to create a range of traditional blocks including nine-patch, half-square triangles and log cabin.

Skill level: Suitable for beginners (machine sewing experience is required).

About Lis:
Lis has been sewing for as long as she can remember – her mother taught needlework and Lis would be given fabric scraps to play with which lead to her creating her own dolls clothes. Lis’s love of all things needlework continued and she enjoyed cross stitch, dress making and soft furnishing. Then in 2006 Lis started patchwork and quilting after spending many years wondering why you would cut fabrics up just to sew them back together again! Since then Lis has completed qualifications in Advanced Patchwork and Quilting, a City and Guild Certificate in Patchwork and Quilting and a City and Guild Diploma. Lis enjoys all aspects of patchwork and quilting including traditional, contemporary, piecing and quilting.

Please bring with you:
Every Session

  • Sewing kit (pins, scissors (large & small), replacement needles (sharp/microtex 70/10), thread (cotton 60 or 50 weight))
  • Sewing Machine

Two or more fat quarters of fabric (contrasting or complimentary colours)
Two or more fat quarters of fabric (contrasting or complimentary colours)
Three or more fat quarters of fabric (contrasting or complimentary colours)
Three or more fat quarters of fabric – a mix of darks and lights

What’s Included?

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits

Dates and Time:
Thursday 7 March, 4 April, 2 May and 6 June 2019

Click here to learn more about Lis’s Introduction to Applique course.


68b Church Street, Garstang, Lancashire, PR3 1YA, United Kingdom


Our Creative Thread Studio sits above our new shop, at 68b Church Street. We opened on the 21st July 2018,

The studio space offers excellent light to work and air conditioning, comfy chairs and two work surfaces for you. We have ample plug sockets and ironing surfaces, facilities to provide refreshments, a microwave.

However the studio is on the first floor. We can offer to carry your machines and bags up stairs for you.