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Learn how to make traditional American Block patchwork by hand. You will learn techniques to help you accurately piece a 12” Weathervane block that can be used to make a bag or cushion, or to start a quilt.

You will need to bring the following:

  • Fabric. You will need 3 different cotton fabrics (100% cotton, patchwork weight – no poly please). Look for a light background plus 2 contrasting colours. The pattern should be small to medium in size. Bring if you have it – a 1/4 meter of each. If buying, get Fat Quarters (Fabric HQ and Needlecraft have a good range of quality material).
  • Cotton thread to tone in. A neutral tone is really best in a 40 or 50 weight.
  • Needles, preferably sharps, size 8, 9 or 10
  • Thimble
  • Pencil to draw on fabric
  • Pins, preferably fine dressmaking, NOT large headed
  • Scissors – fabric and paper

If you have any of the following, please also bring them:

  • A4 fine sandpaper
  • Quilters rulers
  • Chalk marking pencil
  • Template plastic



10 available
American Block Patchwork Workshop£15.00