We are very proud that our Classes and Workshops are so popular!
Students often rebook because of our easygoing teaching methods and in-depth knowledge of various techniques. We all remember being nervous beginners and so we are especially gentle with anyone new and nervous! We love to challenge our more experienced students too with detailed projects, however, we always allow you to set the pace. The standard 10% off fabrics purchased in store is a nice bonus too!
We ask that you use your own machine, scissors, thread and straight pins and quilting pins during class. These items (except machines) can be purchased during class. Machines are available to rent for €5 per session/€20 per course. Fabric is not included unless otherwise stated. Fee is payable in full upon booking.
Private bookings are very welcome including groups. We are happy to tailor a class or workshop to your needs.
To book, pre-register below, call in or phone the shop on 01 2810060.
Spring/Summer 2018 Classes
4 weeks €90- choose from:
Wednesdays 11 am – 1 pm, Thursdays 7 pm – 9 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm.
Each course begins the first week of each month.
SPRING / SUMMER TIMETABLE
Ideal for absolute novices, terrified beginners and curious returners! We will gently guide you through the process of using your sewing machine, learning must-know techniques, from setting up and caring for your machine to sewing straight 1/4″ seams, from precise rotary cutting and choosing your fabrics. You will be confidently sewing on your own in no time.
QUILT AS YOU GO
An easy way to make quilts of any size. Each block is quilted individually and then joined together, vastly reducing the amount of time spent quilting a large area at the machine. Any block can be used with this technique. Scrappy ones are particularly good and will use up left overs.
In this class you will learn how to make log cabin blocks accurately. You will see examples of many different ways of sewing and arranging them and you will choose your favourite to make in class. Log cabin is one of the most popular and recognisable blocks in quilting and is a wonderful one for helping improve accuracy.
The funny name comes from the effect achieved when joining several of these blocks together. It is a windy to-and-fro sort of pattern and is very pleasing on the eye. The block involves joining curves so it is great for expanding your skills and can result in a variety of fun designs.
Flying geese is a relatively easy block to make and can be used to great effect in many ways. It is often used in borders (see picture below) and as a block in sampler quilts and it pops up in many patterns. It is a great block to use as an introduction to working with points too and we will show you a couple of methods to keep your points sharp.
BORDERS & BINDINGS
Learn a quick and easy way for attaching borders accurately without getting waves. We will show you different border designs to compliment a variety of quilt centres and to finish you will learn how to properly attach your binding for a neat secure finish.