Have you ever wanted to learn to quilt but never knew where to start? We’ve got you covered! In this beginners’ quilting course hosted by Ana Valls from CocoWawa Crafts, you will learn how to make your first quilt from start to finish using a simple but effective design. From cutting and assembling, to machine piecing, students will also learn about different types of fabrics and batting, which quilting tools are best if you are starting and how to add bias binding to get a perfect finish on your quilt. The design, which measures 34×50” or 87x126cm, will make a perfect blanket for a crib or a wall hanger.
Topics to cover:
> Quick intro to fabrics, batting (also called wadding) and best quilting tools for beginners.
> Machine piecing to create the quilt top: cutting, pinning, seam allowances, pressing.
> Basting quilt sandwich: top, batting, back.
> Quilting your quilt.
> Bias binding to finish it off.
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. If you don’t know what to buy before you come or you need some advise, you can also purchase all materials in our little store. Then you can choose between different organic fabrics. The batting we sell is from cotton, so all materials are animal-free as well (no wool is used).
Ana is a Spanish sewing pattern and quilting designer who has recently moved to Amsterdam after ten years living in London. There, she attended courses in Pattern Cutting for Womenswear and Professional Sewing Techniques at the London College of Fashion. She runs a sewing pattern company called CocoWawa Crafts, where she sells digital dressmaking and quilting patterns. Ana is also a sewing and quilting tutor specialised in teaching children, teens and adult beginners how to sew. A few years ago, she pledged to create a handmade wardrobe, focusing on re-wearing all of the garments she has created along the years as much as possible and really focusing on making things with sustainability in mind. She also loves other crafts like knitting, cross-stitch and embroidery. Ana is a teacher in the Sewing Café and she also teaches courses in sewing techniques and quilting at De Steek.