Friday 22 March 2013

Quilted cushion workshop

I've got news for you. I will be teaching my first quilting class at the Village Haberdashery on the 13th April!

I have been chatting to Annie over the past months since she opened her lovely shop in West Hampstead. I was interested getting into teaching and suggested to teach how to make a quilt by way of making a quilted cushion. Annie kindly sent me Tula Pink's latest fabric line 'Salt Water' in aqua with which I planned my first quilted cushion class.

Often people ask me how I got into quilting and how difficult I found it. Although I already had sewing experience before I started quilting I am largely self-taught with a good smattering of internet tuition and help from others. I started small with a baby quilt but that still took a long time so I thought that it would be a nice idea to teach the techniques that are required to make a quilt by way of making a cushion. The great advantage of this is that students will learn almost all skills required for quilting but they will do it on a small project. And the best thing about this workshop is that you will do it all in one session and get to take home your quilted cushion at the end of it.

Workshop participants will learn how to use a rotary cutter, machine piece and machine quilt the front panel of the cushion and how to attach binding. In short I will teach almost all skills required to sew a quilt. 

And as a bonus workshop participants also learn how to put in a covered zip so that the cushion becomes reversible. 

The only skills that are required to participate in this class is that students need to have sewing experience on a sewing machine.

I know that most of my blog readers are already quilters but if you know somebody who would be interested in this class or you are yourself interested to spend a fun day making a cushion like this with a lot of others then join me on the 13th April.

Details about the course can be found here


  1. I love this cushion, it's completely gorgeous! Good luck with the teaching, I'm sure you'll be brilliant :)

  2. Wishing you good luck with your first teaching experience. You've created a great project for beginners :)

  3. Good for you Judith! Beautiful cushion!

  4. well done ... hope you get lots of students xx

  5. Woohoo! Well done Judith! It's a pretty cushion too! Good luck :) x

  6. Love all of the pretty blues in this cushion cover - and this is the perfect type of project to introduce students to quilting.

  7. Stunning cushion - you are going to have a wonderful class xxx


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