Using your Westalee Rulers – The Sampler Quilt with Leonie Fraser 5 week course commencing 3 July 2020
July 3 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm$275
Dates: Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 31st July and Thursday 23rd July 2020.
Times: 10am to 2.30pm (9.30am setup)
Focus: Ruler work Quilting
Develop your ruler quilting skills by completing a series of blocks that will use the quilt as you go method to complete a beautiful quilt. We will use blocks designed by Leonie West and with your variations and adaptations to explore your Sample Ruler Kit. At the end of this course you will be able to confidently quilt your own tops with a variety of patterns. We will look at techniques, threads, material, needles and accessories. You can start quilting with this course, or follow up from the one-day introduction to expand your ruler quilting repertoire.
Using rulers can open up a world of possibilities in your quilting life – and the cost of the Westalee Template Sampler Set or rulers is easily recouped in not paying for commercial quilting on one quilt!
Level of skill required for this workshop: Suitable for all levels of experience with quilting and beginners with free-motion and ruler work quilting.
A few notes about buying your material to use for this quilt!
- It may seem that you are buying a lot of material all at once, but you will be purchasing all the material you will need for the project before you start sewing – fabric for the top, backing and batting for a whole 60” x 60” quilt.
- This project makes a quilt that can be totally reversible, so you can use different colours for the top and the back to accentuate this feature.
- Canberra Sewing stocks an excellent range of colours in homespun materials which is very suitable for the project. I will be in the shop during the machine set-up time to assist if you want to purchase your fabric on the first day of the class.
- There are many types of batting on the market (wool, cotton, bamboo and blends) and all serve different purposes. Purchase a batting you prefer and can afford, avoiding full polyester battings. To show the patterns in my quilting, I have used Matilda’s Own wool/ poly which is also available at the shop.
A materials list will be provided on registration.
- July 3
10:00 am - 2:30 pm