Improv Quilt-As-You-Go

By Sarah Ashford

About

In this workshop you will learn this improvised ‘quilt as you go’ technique with the possibility of making a cushion.  There’s lots of freedom to have fun with fabric in this class; there’s only a little bit of measuring required, but we do it as we go along and having lots of scraps to hand is really important – it’s a really liberating technique and you will be on your way to having a striking cushion panel by the end of it!

NB: This class does not include details of how to make the full cushion, just the 16 1/2” cushion front to fit a 16” cushion pad

Available until 28 May 2021.

You will learn:

  1. The Quilt-As-You-Go Technique
  2. Top tips for machine quilting
  3. How to balance pattern and colours
  4. How to work in an improvised way
  5. How to have fun with scraps

    Materials

    Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/ 

    Quilt

    You will need:

    • A ‘feature’ print for the centre of the cushion eg. a flower, animal, motif, approx 3” – 5” plus seam allowance. (Cut motif to the nearest inch or half inch)
    • 1/4” foot
    • A selection of scraps to choose from
      • Approximately 18” square batting
      • Sewing machine Iron and ironing board nearby
      • Hera marker or your preferred marking tool

      Improv Quilt-As-You-Go

      By Sarah Ashford

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      In this workshop, you will learn this improvised ‘quilt as you go’ technique with the possibility of making a cushion. There’s lots of freedom to have fun with fabric in this class; there’s only a little bit of measuring required, but we do it as we go along and having lots of scraps to hand is really important – it’s a really liberating technique and you will be on your way to having a striking cushion panel by the end of it!

      NB: This class does not include details of how to make the full cushion, just the 16 1/2” cushion front to fit a 16” cushion pad.

        Quilt

        What you will learn:

        1) The Quilt-As-You-Go Technique
        2) Top tips for machine quilting
        3) How to balance pattern and colours
        4) How to work in an improvised way
        5) How to have fun with scraps

        Materials:

        Materials can be purchased from suppliers of the Beyond FOQ Shopping Hub, available here: www.thefestivalofquilts.co.uk/beyond-foq-shopping-hub/ 

        You will need:

        • A ‘feature’ print for the centre of the cushion eg. a flower, animal, motif, approx 3” – 5” plus seam allowance. (Cut motif to the nearest inch or half inch)
        • 1/4” foot
        • A selection of scraps to choose from
        • Approximately 18” square batting
        • Sewing machine Iron and ironing board nearby
        • Hera marker or your preferred marking tool

        Advance preparation

        Fussy cut your central motif to the nearest inch or half inch, allowing 1/4” seam allowance all the way around.

        About the tutor

        Sarah is a modern quilter, teacher and writer.  Sarah makes quilts and small projects for a range of publications and she’s the founder of the Great British Quilter, championing British Quilters worldwide.  Sarah’s debut fabric collection GBQ Back to Basics for Dashwood Studio was released in February 2020 and she has 2 Aurfil thread boxes. Sarah’s favourite thing to do is to play with bright colours and playful prints in her studio in Somerset. 

        Instagram: @sarahashfordstudio

        Facebook: Sarah Ashford Studio

        Website: www.sarahashfordstudio.com

        Sarah Ashford headshot

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