Beginners Sampler Quilt & Table Runner

For these two starter projects plenty of guidance will be given on fabric choices, wadding, rulers, cutters, etc, so you do not have to make all these decisions before the first class. Both projects can easily be made bigger or smaller, but both are popular sizes.

Fabric measurements are given in centimetres, but patchwork is done in inches (!) so we will work between both. Fat quarters are half metre lengths of fabric cut in half again to make a usefully sized rectangle.

When choosing fabrics, it is a good idea to select one patterned fabric that appeals to you or matches your décor; then you can pick out fabrics that will co-ordinate, mixing prints and plain, lights and darks. If you are in doubt, bring anything you already have and there will be help available to make your choices on the day.

Equipment Requirements

Beginners Sampler Quilt fabric requirements:

The Beginners Sampler Quilt can be used as a cot quilt, playmat or sofa throw and will measure 33” x 42” when complete. You will need:

  • 5 - 6 fat quarters
  • 70cm fabric for border
  • 1m x 1.5m wadding
  • 1.25m backing fabric
  • 25cm binding fabric
  • Fabric scraps and Bondaweb (or another fusible webbing) for appliqué (optional)

Beginners Table Runner Fabric Requirements:

The completed table runner will measure 14” x 36”. You will need:

  • A few fat quarters (4 – 5 to give plenty of variety, but a minimum of 2) OR a charm pack (a pack of 40x 5” squares of co-ordinated fabrics)
  • 50cm x 1m wadding
  • 50cm backing fabric
  • 25cm binding fabric

You can view our selection of quilting fabrics online here.

And don't forget your basic sewing equipment, to include:

    • Thread, we recommend you use a mid-grey (shadow coloured) thread. You will also need coloured threads for the appliqué
    • Rotary cutter and a sharp blade
    • Quilting rulers, ideally one 6½” x 24” and a square ruler 6½” or 8½”
    • Self-healing cutting mat (we do have a small amount number of mats to for you to use but bringing your own may save you waiting and you will need one for use at home)
    • Scissors
    • Stitch unpicker
    • Pins
    • Pencil
    • Fabric marker (water soluble or Frixion pen)
    • Pre-wound bobbin (white)

     Husqvarna owners may also wish to bring the following:

    • Green bobbin (these can be purchased individually in the shop)
    • 1/4” piecing foot
    • Open toe appliqué foot
    • Walking foot
    • Free motion spring foot

    All of the above items can be purchased from Coles Sewing Centre with a 10% discount in the shop for class attendees!