Patchwork

Patchwork - Split 1600 quilt


Make a beginners quilt from pre-cut fabric strips. This is a great sized quilt (100cm x 160cm) for a child as a lap quilt or perhaps even a table topper for Christmas. For experienced quilters come along and race your friends to complete this quilt top, and then practise your quilting skills.
  • Teacher:  Diana Webster     
  • Suitable for beginners, although you will need basic sewing machine skills.
  • Class Cost - $5 includes: 
    • The use of basting spray, or you can bring your own and the cost will be nil.
  • Iron, ironing board, rotary cutter, rulers and cutting mat are all provided for use.                
  • After you sign up for this class, you will be sent a requirements list so you'll know what to bring with you. This will include tools you'll need and any supplies that are not included in the above class cost. These extra requirements are expected to cost approximately $80-100.
  • There is a requirement for batting, and Diana can supply Matilda’s own cotton/wool (40% and 60%) batting at cost price ($20 vs about $30 in the shops).  It’s a great quality batting and quilts up very nicely.  Choose this option on the registration form if you would like to purchase it from her.


Diana has been a patchworker for about 6 years, and would now consider herself to be truly addicted to this fabulous craft. She grew up in a crafty household, and her mum was a sewing teacher. She learned patchwork during classes in Brisbane and has recently spent a week doing a patchwork retreat with Chris Porter. She loves creating different projects, and tries to learn a new skill with each creation. She is very excited to be sharing this fun class, and is looking forward to seeing your completed quilts. You can see some of her projects on Instagram and on the Quiltitis blog.

The tutorial for the 1600 quilt is readily available online, with a disclosure that others are free to use it. It is easy for an experienced quilter but the tutorial only runs for 4 minutes, so a beginner would struggle to follow. The splitting of the quilt is from an idea on Pinterest, and is widely seen.

Any questions about this class?  Ask below in the comments.

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