WORKSHOP – Quilting for beginners – 14.06.2018 – 9am-12pm


You will learn:

  • Choosing fabrics and matching colours and prints
  • Cutting fabrics
  •  Sewing at ¼” seam allowance
  • Matching seams
  • Pressing a quilt top
  • Basting and binding a quilt
  • Quilting methods

Martina Latimer Studio
36 Finnie Rd
Deagon, QLD 4017

Timing: 5 sessions with the first one to start on
Thursday 14. June, 9am – 12 pm, further dates
to be agreed on the first course day.
$55/session of 3 hours



The finished quilt will measure 31” x 54”.

Please bring fabrics for the quilt top to your first session. I recommend 3-5 fabrics at 50 cm x wof (width of fabric) each. Bring cotton or linen or beloved clothes that you want to work into your quilt, almost every type of textile works but please stick to one type.

You will also need material for the binding, wadding and backing. I recommend to purchase it at a later stage of this course because we will talk about these materials in one of our sessions.


Sewing equipment

Please bring your sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler and mats. If you don’t have any of those you can rent my equipment at $5/session to cover the ‘wear and tear’. 


We will plan the dates for all sessions on our first day together. Being a beginner, you will need 12 hours to finish the quilt, a bit of homework will be necessary too.

Course overview

Day 1

Introduction into patchwork, tools, practice cutting, matching seams.

Colours, fabrics, prints…how to match different fabrics and colours.

We start cutting squares and half square triangles for the quilt top, but most of it should be done at home.


Day 2

Start sewing the squares and half square triangles. Learn different piecing techniques and how to place different fabrics to receive balance.

Matching rows with lots of seams! If time allows, finish the quilt top at home.


Day 3

Finish the quilt top and start working on the binding.

Deciding on the binding, wadding and quilt back. There are so many different waddings to choose from!


Day 4

Quilting the top. Hand vs. machine quilting. Many ways to go.


Day 5

Attach the binding by hand and make a quilt label.


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