Quilting – modern and traditional stars
This is the perfect opportunity to make your first quilt or to explore new quilting styles if you already have some experience.
If you can use a sewing machine, this is the perfect opportunity to make your first quilt or to explore new quilting styles if you already have some experience.
We will be working with two basic quilting blocks: half-square triangles and flying geese. We will use these to piece a variety of different stars. We’ll also have a go at improvised quilting and making wonky stars.
During the first class, you will plan your project, tailored to your taste, experience and skills. This will include calculating the size of your project and the fabric you will need to buy.
Each week, you will learn new quilting skills through weekly demonstrations. You will also have time to work on your individual project with one-to-one support from the tutor.
As part of the course you will learn or improve on foundational quilting skills, including choosing fabric, measuring and cutting with a rotary cutter, machine piecing, pressing, straight line quilting and binding.
Sewing machines and basic sewing kits are provided, although you may bring along your own if you prefer.
Please bring the following to your classes:
- Rotary cutter and quilting ruler, in inches
- Fabric you would like to use (you will be able to plan this during the first class)
- High-quality matching thread for machine sewing, such as 50 wt 100% cotton
- Pen, and paper
City of Oxford College offers other sewing and textile courses. Please explore the options and develop your skills further, in a supportive and welcoming environment.
Alternatively enrol by phone quoting OXAEL92DA or ask a question
Meet the tutors
We want our learners to feel welcome, safe and at ease when attending our classes, especially if this is your first time attending an adult education class or if you're coming back to education after a break.
If you're interested in one of courses, meet our tutors first! You'll see they have similar passions and interests and, most importantly, the right qualifications to help you make the most of your time and money.