• Published: 01st January 2011

    The following are just some of the beginner’s techniques that can be taken as one-off workshops or combined to form a course that will help the attendee to start their own patchwork quilt. Groundworks Studios can supply some scraps of fabric but additional fabric can be purchased as required at a cost of 2-3 Euro per ¼ yard (known as ‘Fat Quarters’).

    • Piecing over papers (also known as English piecing)
    • Strip-piecing (learning to use a rotary cutter, acrylic ruler and cutting mat for quick piecing)
    • Log-cabin
    • Machine appliqué
    • Hand-appliqué
    • Hand-piecing using templates to cut the pieces
    • ½ square triangles
    • Layering the quilt (each quilt has 3 layers, pieced top, wadding and backing)
    • Quilting the quilt (stitching through all 3 layers by hand or machine)
    • Binding the quilt (raw edges of the 3 layers are neatened and finished by adding a binding)

    Workshop Details:
    Duration of course: 10 weeks
    2.5 hours per week
    Number of students: 16 

    Betsy Carreyette
    Betsy Carreyette
    Tony Magner
    Tony Magner
    Caroline Moran
    Caroline Moran
    Shona King
    Shona King
    Emer Hughes
    Emer Hughes

    Class / Workshop supplied by Groundworks Studios