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English paper piecing, applique, patchwork & quilting workshops

We are currently formulating some new workshops. Please visit us again soon to see what we have to offer. If you would like to go on our email list to be contacted about new workshops and events at the studio please email us via the contact page.


English paper piecing, applique, patchwork & quilting workshops

We specialise in quick and easy techniques for English paper piecing and turned-edge appliqué, as well as covering many other areas of quilt-making. Whether you are a novice or experienced quilter our templates & techniques will assist you to get great results in a time efficient way.

We aim to suit most quilters needs by offering 3 types of workshops…

  • Technique Workshops: For quilters wishing to learn a specific technique to add to their skills.
  • Studio Sessions: For quilters who want to work on their own projects at their own pace with guidance along the way.
  • Pattern Workshops: For quilters who wish to learn while creating one of our quilt designs or projects. Coming soon


Technique Workshops

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Anyone can do English paper piecing, the concept is quite simple. However, I liken it to house painting, anyone can do it but the finish will be so much better if you’ve been taught the finer points.

Let me show you techniques to achieve beautiful English paper piecing in a time efficient way using my pre-cut heat-sensitive paper templates and learn how to ‘Fussy Cut’ your fabrics to create interest and movement in your piecing.

Workshop covers

  • Preparing template pieces
  • Pressing order and direction
  • Quick & accurate Fussy-Cutting technique
  • Order of construction
  • Tips for achieving invisible hand stitching

Also… Time-Saving Construction Techniques

  • Combining English paper piecing with machine piecing
  • Appliqueing English paper piecing to a background or border by hand and machine

Workshop Details

Duration: Two x 2½ hour classes
Total cost: $85 (Includes heat-sensitive paper templates and acrylic fussy-cutting template)

Date/Time Options

Please contact the studio for details


Studio Sessions

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Studio Sessions are ideal for quilters who want to work on their own projects at their own pace but with a little guidance along the way.

Let me help you get started on an English paper pieced project of your choice. We have commonly used shapes & sizes in our range of heat-sensitive paper templates that can be used for many designs. You will learn all the things I teach in the English paper piecing Technique Workshop but at your own pace and to suit your project. In addition many other areas of quilt-making will be covered including lots of little tips along the way.

I can help you with a variety of other techniques including various ways to do applique by hand and machine; turned-edge applique using a template, traditional needle-turn applique, broderie perse and clamshells. Also a variety of piecing techniques including hand & machine piecing, foundation paper piecing, crazy patchwork etc.

Studio Session Details

Duration: 2½ hour class
Total cost: $35 per session

Day/Time Options

Option 1: Wednesday Afternoon, 12 noon – 2.30 pm

Option 2: Wednesday Evening, 7 pm – 9.30 pm

 Please view ‘Workshop Information’ on the ‘Terms & Conditions’ page for additional information.