Collection: Beginner Quilting

Beginner Quilting – The Quilt Top

Welcome to the wonderful (addictive) world of quilting.  In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals for all future quilt projects – in 12 easy blocks. 

Learn the basics of precise block formation using a rotary cutter and quilting ruler.  The next step is using the correct accessories on your sewing machine to create accurate seams and finished squares. 

In this 6-session course, you will complete 12 different quilt blocks and assemble the quilt with sashing, posts and border – your quilt top will be done!!  It will not be quilted yet – that is another workshop. (See “Finish Your Quilt Top”)

The first class is a 2 hour orientation session, where we will practise using a rotary cutter and quilting ruler to ensure accuracy in cutting.  You will also learn how to use the special quarter inch sewing machine piecing foot, that is necessary to sew precise seams (quilting is all about accuracy).  ATTENDANCE TO THE FIRST SESSION IS MANDATORY.

The subsequent classes will be demonstration only and all sewing will be done at home.  In these sessions we will do and “show and tell” and discuss any issues encountered the previous week.  The next block instructions will be emailed to you during the week.  Bring those instructions with you to the class.  The techniques for the new block will be demonstrated in class.  These sessions will be 1 hour long. 

Fee:  Includes all fabrics for the quilt top – binding, batting and backing NOT included.

Participants have a choice of 4 colour versions for this project.  All are photographed on the site.

Registrations are being accepted online only until August 10.


Cancellation Policy.  We require 2 weeks notice of cancellation for full refund. Check your dates and times very carefully before registering.   No refunds or store credits will be issued after that date (no exceptions). 

Covid Protocol. – We have relaxed our Covid rules.  However, masks are still encouraged if you have any health issues.  Maximum 8 persons per class.


Fee: $195 plus HST

NOTE:  These are the only Beginner Quilt Top Workshops that are going to be offered in 2022. 
Register early to avoid disappointment.


Supply List for Beginner Quilting

Fabric Kit for quilt top – you will receive this at the first class

100% Cotton Gutermann, Mettler or Aurifil thread -neutral colour – white, cream , grey

Size 80/12 Schmetz or Organ Universal Sewing Machine needles

¼” Piecing Quilting Foot to fit your machine – if not sure, we can help you select the correct one for your machine

Sewing Machine in good working order

24 x 36 Rotary Cutting Mat

6” or 6 ½” x 24” Omnigrid Quilting Ruler

Rotary Cutter with new blade – either 45 mm or 60mm cutter

Small sewing scissors for clipping threads

Seam Ripper

Notebook and Pen

Purchase all supplies prior to the workshop

Bring all materials to the first class

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