• Patchwork for Beginners, Tutor Linda Robinson
    13/11/2018 - 04/12/2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Booking Information: online payments are taken securely via PayPal – you do not need to have a Paypal account. If you prefer not to book and pay online, please call Linda or Rebecca on 01995 603363 or email linda@creativethreadworkshops.co.uk  to book your place.

About Your Patchwork Course

Take your first steps into patchwork with this course based on the Half Square Triangle a perfect block with many pattern variations, to start you on your patchwork journey.  This class has a small number of places to allow you lots of attention and guidance.  Your quilt will be a small lap quilt or sofa throw, or you could make a baby cot quilt, we will adjust the number of squares accordingly. In this step by step guided course build your confidence from cutting to piecing,  design to quilting, borders to binding. Throughout the course you will pick up piecing tips, how starch can help with stability, seam allowances, pressing, all will make your patchwork beginnings easier and more fun.  When all your HST are pieced we will look at borders, machine quilting and binding to finish your quilt.

Week 1 Tuesday 13th Nov; we will unravel some of the patchwork jargon, for example – WOF, chain piecing, batting, sandwiching, sashing, borders to name a few.  Learn how to use your cutting ruler, mat and rotary cutter correctly, to make lovely half square triangles ready for piecing. Joining tips will be covered as well as advice on fabric combinations, a demonstration on how to piece the HST.

Week 2  Tuesday 20th Nov;  we will continue piecing HST’s and cover any issues. Once pieced, we will square them up, then the fun starts with a wide variety of layouts available with this block we will explore all the possibilities, once happy with your layout we will then begin piecing row by row. Please bring a camera this week,

Week 3, Tuesday 27th Nov;  adding a border and making your quilt sandwich, there will be demonstrations on beginners machine quilting techniques and other methods for finishing your work, it maybe tied, shadow quilted free machine quilted.

Week 4 Tuesday 4th Dec; We will look at binding your quilt and making a sample if you are not ready to bind so you will have the practice for home.

You will need on the first week

  • Cutting Mat, the larger you can afford the better a minimum of . 23″ x 18″   or 58cm x 43cm will allow you to cut the width of fabric. We have some really good value mats in the shop if you need one just give us a call on 01995 603363
  • Cutting ruler again a good size is 24″ x 6.5″
  • 45cm blade rotary cutter, with a new blade both of these are also available in the shop.
  • Sewing machine 1/4 inch foot if you have one
  • Sewing kit to include fabric scissors, pins, etc
  • zipped plastic bags are useful they don’t have to be expensive just medium freezer bags are fine.
  • 8 x 1/4 metre off the roll – 4 dark fabrics and 4 light fabrics.
  • Border fabric 1 metre,
  • binding 1/2 metre We can discuss border fabrics during the course so you can buy border and binding  during the course.

Advice will be given on the first two weeks regarding backing fabrics and wadding

During the course you may want to use your own iron and ironing surface. Please bring your iron along and a large cotton sheet if you haven’t got a portable mini ironing board.



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.