Improv Quilt-As-You-Go

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There’s lots of freedom to have fun with fabric in this class as you are guided by Sarah Ashford to use the improvised ‘quilt as you go’ method – it’s a really liberating technique and you will be on your way to having a striking cushion panel by the end of it!
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Tutor Name(s): Sarah Ashford
Level: Intermediate
Programme: On Demand Masterclasses
Duration: 1.5 hours
About

In this session, Sarah Ashford will help you to realise this improvised ‘quilt as you go’ technique with the possibility of making a cushion. There’s lots of freedom to have fun with fabric in this class; there’s only a little bit of measuring required, but we do it as we go along and having lots of scraps to hand is really important – it’s a really liberating technique and you will be on your way to having a striking cushion panel by the end of it!

Please Note: This class does not include details of how to make the full cushion, just the 16 1/2” cushion front to fit a 16” cushion pad.

You will learn:

  • The Quilt-As-You-Go Technique
  • Top tips for machine quilting
  • How to balance pattern and colours
  • How to work in an improvised way
  • How to have fun with scraps
Materials & Preparation

You will need:

  • A ‘feature’ print for the centre of the cushion eg. a flower, animal, motif, approx 3” – 5” plus seam allowance. (Cut motif to the nearest inch or half inch)
  • 1/4” foot
  • A selection of scraps to choose from
  • Approximately 18” square batting
  • Sewing machine Iron and ironing board nearby
  • Hera marker or your preferred marking tool

Preparation
Fussy cut your central motif to the nearest inch or half inch, allowing 1/4” seam allowance all the way around.

Meet the Master: Sarah Ashford

Sarah Ashford is a modern quilter, teacher and writer. Sarah makes quilts and small projects for a range of publications and she’s the founder of the Great British Quilter, championing British Quilters worldwide. Sarah’s debut fabric collection GBQ Back to Basics for Dashwood Studio was released in February 2020 and she has 2 Aurfil thread boxes. Sarah’s favourite thing to do is to play with bright colours and playful prints in her studio in Somerset.

Find out more about Sarah Ashford:

Instagram: @sarahashfordstudio 
Facebook: Sarah Ashford Studio 
Website: sarahashfordstudio.com

Review

3 reviews for Improv Quilt-As-You-Go

  1. Scott T (verified owner )

    Clear explanation and an easy technique to master.

  2. Sophie W (verified owner )

    Could follow all procedures but I am glad that I can go back and view later when I need to check what I am doing again. At an in-person workshop you cannot do that.

  3. Linda H (verified owner )

    Excellent Master Class – easy to follow – felt like I had achieved something! Really enjoyed my first experience of this sort of session.

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