Handwork - Handquilting Basics
Working with patchworker and quilter Anna Farago, you will learn the basics of beautiful handquilting.
Teacher: Anna Farago
Workshop Duration: Half Day
Description: The workshop will start at the very beginning, with the essentials of how to prepare and secure the layers of a quilt. Once the layers are prepared, options for marking where to stitch will be shown and explained. Finally the hand stitching will be the focus. Participants will have plenty of time to get their hand quilting technique worked out, practiced and applied. Binding will also be on the agenda.
A. Your quilt top fabric:
For cushion: 21 x 21inches
Cot sized quilt: 1metre of fabric which is at least 115cm wide
B. Your backing fabric:
For cushion: 21 x 21inches for backing – something plain and simple like calico or cotton.
Cot sized quilt: 1metre of fabric which is at least 115cm wide. Eg. flannelette or cotton fabric, brushed cotton or wool for back of the quilt.
For cushion: At least 23 x 23 inches of wool, cotton or bamboo batting (or you buy from Anna Organic Cotton Batting $5)
Cot sized quilt: At least 120cm x 135cm of wool, cotton or bamboo batting (or you buy from Anna Organic Cotton Batting $15)
- Rotary cutter (if you have one)
- Cutting matt (if you have one)
- Water soluble fabric marker
- Greylead pencil
- Hera marker
- Perle 8 or sashiko thread
- Sturdy long needle with large eye – Sashiko or Straws
- Masking tape
Anna will bring:
- Some cutting matts and rotary cutter
- Samples and examples of quilts and cushions made using the techniques and methods to be used during the workshop.
- Quilting pins and clips.
Takeaway: Depending on designs and stitching time, participants will leave with a near finished handquilted cushion top, wall hanging, or cot sized whole cloth quilt with the knowledge and instructions on how to finish it off.
Level: Beginner/Advanced Beginner/Intermediate