Quilting - Freeform Patchwork Cushion
Using Leslie's free-form patchwork technique will have you creating improvisational patchwork with joy. And you get to walk away with a cushion!!
Teacher: Leslie Keating
Workshop Duration: Full Day
Description: This full-day workshop will teach you three invaluable skills - a quick, easy way to achieve freeform style patchwork, a simple cushion cover technique and machine quilting basics - and you’ll leave with a gorgeous, completed cushion cover.
We’ll start with a discussion on the principles of freeform patchwork, it’s uses and possibilities and then get into creating our patchwork cushion cover front. Next we’ll move on to machine quilting basics, with examples shown of different styles that can be achieved with a standard sewing machine and explaining different options for batting and basting.
Once our tops are quilted, we’ll move onto the cushion cover construction with the option of finishing with a simple, envelope style closure or a zipper closure (both will be demonstrated).
You will need to provide your own sewing machine and basic sewing supplies (scissors, thread, seam ripper, etc). Cutting matts and rotary cutters will be provided
Please also bring a variety of fabric scraps (or larger fabric pieces that we will cut down) for the cushion top and 50cm x 75cm piece of cotton canvas or heavier weight linen for the backing. Organic cotton batting for the machine quilting will be provided.
Optionally Naturally Dyed Freeform Patchwork Kits (as shown in the photo) will be available from the instructor for a special Craft Sessions price of $48 (normally $60).
Takeaway: You'll take away your finished patchwork cushion cover.
Level: Advanced Beginner.