“Beginner Sampler”

Design for a patchwork quilt

This quilt was designed as a teaching quilt for a ten-week Beginner’s Patchwork course. Each week’s content built on the skills already learnt so that the students learned all the basics for machine-stitched quilts from choosing fabric through to finished quilt. Topics included:

  • choosing & preparing fabric
  • rotary cutting
  • seams & pressing
  • strip piecing
  • four-patch units
  • nine-patch units
  • half-square triangle units
  • quarter-square triangle units
  • flying geese units
  • variable star units
  • framing units & blocks
  • sashing & borders
  • Rail Fence blocks
  • Checkerboard blocks
  • Log Cabin blocks
  • Roman Stripe blocks
  • Whirlwind blocks
  • Clay’s Choice blocks
  • Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks
  • Sarah’s Choice blocks
  • Snail’s Trail blocks
  • the quilt sandwich
  • straight line quilting
  • binding & finishing
Size62″ x 62″
(157 cm x 157 cm)
Series or CollectionConfident Quilting course
Pattern availableno

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