Lap Blanket - Saturday 30th October 2021


Come and join us for our modern, fun sewing classes at Hollies Haberdashery! 

The atmosphere will be supportive and encouraging with the emphasis on relaxed learning.

During this class, we’ll aim to ensure that everyone gets a good introduction to some of the basic skills of patchwork and quilting. With the focus on learning by doing, you will make a large half square triangle patchwork block, with a border, which we will then make into a lap quilt measuring just over a metre square.

Here’s what we’ll cover in the class: 

  • Buying suitable fabrics for patchwork and an introduction to selecting colours and prints  
  • Learning how to cut fabric units for patchwork safely and accurately using a rotary cutter and cutting mat and quilting rulers 
  • An introduction to the basics of patchwork – varieties of quilt blocks, joining units accurately, pressing seams etc. 
  • How to make a quilt sandwich
  • An introduction to the basics of quilting
  • An introduction to the different batting/wadding options 
  • How to make quilt binding and attach this to your quilt.

As well as going home with your lap quilt, you’ll also have loads of confidence for your next patchwork project. 

You will need to bring the following supplies to the class:

  • Your sewing machine (or you can hire one of ours for £5 please let us know in the comments when booking if you need one).
  • Fabrics; starting from the middle of the quilt out to the border (these are the minimum cuts needed.
    • Fabric 1(center) - 25cm strip 
    • Fabric 2 - 25cm strip
    • Fabric 3 - 30cm strip
    • Fabric 4 - 40cm strip
    • Fabric 5 - 110cm strip
    • Fabric 6 (border) - 50cm strip
    • Binding fabric - 50cm strip
    • Backing fabric - 1.1 metres
  • Matching thread
  • Rotary Cutter and long quilting ruler
  • Basic sewing kit, including thread, pins, tape measure, pencil, dressmaking and paper scissors and machine needles for your own machine suitable for your fabric choice.

Whats included in the price of the workshop?

  • Full tuition and use of the workshop facilities.
  • Pattern for you to work from and take home so that you can confidently make another one at home.
  • 505 spray to use in the classroom to baste your quilt together
  • wadding
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits supplied throughout the day.


    We are very happy to help with your fabric choices – just come to the shop before your workshop day and we will be pleased to assist.

    Skills needed - This course is suitable for beginners who can thread a sewing machine, wind a bobbin and sew in a line.

    Workshop Times - 9am - 4pm

    Tutor - Sarah

    Availability - Due to COVID restrictions the number permitted in this session has been reduced to 4.

    COVID - To comply with COVID safe measures all workshop sessions have a maximum capacity of 4 people per session in all sessions that require people to move around or 6 when the whole session is seated such a knitting or crochet.

    There will be hand sanitiser supplied on each desk for your own use during the workshop and disinfectant available by the irons. The workshop lead will also be completing a lateral flow COVID test prior to the start of the workshop and there will be plenty available should you also wish to take a test for added piece of mind.

    We have implemented extra measures to keep you safe during your time with us. We have installed a paper towel dispenser within the washrooms to help limit any cross spreading. We have also removed the cake usually supplied within each session and replaced this with individual sealed biscuits. 

    We have also removed any extra items from the sewing rooms that we usually provide for your convenience so please do make sure you have your scissors, pins and tape measures with you. 

    For both ours and your safety you MUST wear a mask throughout your session unless you are eating your lunch. There is no exception to this. If you have any concerns please email at your earliest convince with the subject title COVID to and the workshop lead Sarah will be in contact as soon as she is able. 

    Workshops Location - Hollies Haberdashery, 19 Barracks Court, Barracks Road, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 1LG 

    There is FREE parking available within the barracks, visitors parking bays are clearly marked with a V please ensure that you are not parking in any of the numbered bays as these are for permit holders. 

    Have any questions?

    Pop us an email or phone us on 01782 610 241

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