This course is a wonderful introduction to patchwork and machine quilting hosted by Canadian textile artist Alice Tsibulsky. Each student can customize this quilt by choosing their own colour palettes, and with a touch of improv everyone’s quilt will look just a little personal and different. Students will learn all about proper cutting and assembly for the top, the best techniques for quilting on your machine, and adding a binding to make a professionally looking finished project. The quilt can for example be used as (baby) blanket, bed spread or as art piece.
Topics to cover (Patchwork):
> Assembling the top: cutting, pinning, seam allowances, pressing
> Basting quilt sandwich: top, batting, back
> Quilting (machine)
With this course the materials are excluded. You will get a little list with everything you need. You just have to purchase the materials, all tools and machines are included anyways. If you don’t know what to buy, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics. The batting we sell is an soya/cotton-mix, so all materials are animal-free as well (so no wool is used).**
Alice Tsibulsky is a textile artist with a background in cultural and environmental anthropology. She completed a Fibre Arts certificate course in Canada and has worked at a sewing studio in Toronto for several years. She likes making all different things, but lately her focus has been on hand quilting and natural dyeing as means of slowing down and enjoying the process of her craft.
*If you miss one lesson, you can catch up in our Sewing Cafe at another date.
**Organic materials can be a bit more expensive, so if you want cheaper materials it is better to search materials yourself. After purchase of the course you receive a list with all the materials you need.
***This course is in English and not in Dutch.
****We are taking extra corona-measures during this course. The class is taught on 1,5 m distance. You have to clean your machine/tools after use. Please bring as much of your own tools as possible, so we don’t have to exchange too much. The group is also smaller than normal: 3 or 4 students max. You have to wear a face mask in the studio (you can remove the mask when you’re seated).