10.00am to 4.00pm

Skill level: All levels.

Spend a day learning to make this specular “woven” quilt top using fabric scraps of 2.5inch wide.

This quilt uses 20 blocks and has a border 6in finished width with inserts of 2 1/2in strips to continue the woven effect with random spacing.

You can be as controlled or as random as you like in your choice of fabrics to ‘weave’. Try using just two colours to weave, or light blue and dark blue for example.
This version is scrappy to use up odd ends, but you can use fabrics from pre cut Jelly Rolls. Carolyn has used one fabric in this quilt as the background and the border, but you
can vary this fabric as long as they blend together as a background and do not fight against the woven fabrics.

Carolyn Forster is a best-selling author on quilting. She started making quilts when she was a teenager and went on to study Textiles at the University of Bath. Since graduating, Carolyn has taught patchwork and quilting both in the UK and the USA and has had her quilts featured in a number of books and magazines, including Fabrications, Popular Patchwork and Patchwork and Quilting.

Please bring with you, or purchase on the day:-

Specs if required!

Basic Sewing Kit to include selection of needles, pins, small sharp scissors

Fabric Requirements Block size: 10in finished, 10 1/2in with SA
Per block:
Background Fabric: 22 ½ in x 2 1/2in
Hand stitchers can pre cut 9 x (2 ½ x 2 ½ in) squares
Machine stitchers can pre cut 1x 2 1/2in square, and 4 x (5in x 2 ½ in) strips.

Weave Fabric: 18in x 2 ½ in strips of two different fabrics
Hand stitchers can pre cut from each fabric, 2 x (2 1/2in x 2 1/2in) squares
and 2 x (2 1/2in x 6 1/2in) strips.
Machine stitchers can pre cut from each fabric, 2 x (2 1/2in x 6 1/2in) and 1 x
(2 1/2in x 5in) strips

Basic sewing kit to include:
Scissors, large and small, thimbles, pins, sewing needles and thread to blend with fabric choice.
Rotary cutting mat, rotary cutter, 2 ½ in x 12in rotary cutting ruler (if you need to cut fabrics, or are machine sewing)
Pencil to mark fabric if needed for hand sewing.
If machine piecing then sewing machine with 1/4in piecing foot.

NB. You do not need to pre cut, this is only for those that like to.
You can hand stitch or machine stitch this block in class, Carolyn does not mind which.
You can make a quilt any size with this as it is a block by block approach. The border is up to you and can be a solid or pieced, or it can be borderless

We carry a wide range of haberdashery items to make your quilting life easier. You will find these items here.

Additional Notes

Coffee and tea will be available prior to the start of the class, and during. You will have an opportunity to look around our Warehouse and purchase fabric and supplies prior to the class, during and even afterwards.

Car parking is available at the warehouse. Please park in our car park at the bottom of the warehouse rather than along the length of the building to allow disabled access and space for delivery vehicles

Remember to bring a packed lunch with you with a cool bag, if required. Alternatively Subway, Greggs and Tesco’s are all close by.

Cancellation Policy

In exceptional circumstances, workshops and events may be cancelled. Where at all possible, in the first instance we will offer you an alternative date, securing your place in the next class. We will give you as much notice as possible should we need to cancel and arrangements will be made. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. Should we need to cancel, and are not able to offer you an acceptable alternative, you will be refunded the full amount paid.

We are not able to recompense for any incremental costs that you may have incurred to attend the class should it be cancelled, such as purchases, travel arrangements or accommodation.

Should you need to cancel, please give us as much notice as possible. Providing at least 14days notice is given, we will offer you a refund, less 10% administration fee, or you may transfer to another class. Unfortunately if less than 14 days notice is given we are unable to provide refunds or a transfer.

Lady Sew and Sew
Farm Road
Henley on Thames

Tel: 01491 572 528

Tues. 22nd Nov. – Beginners/ Improvers Hand Quilting Workshop (Ani Catt)