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An Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting Basics - Learn the Basics
An Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting Basics - Learn the Basics

An Introduction to Patchwork and Quilting- Learn the Basics

Level X

Course Overview

Part Time

Love to craft? Love to sew? Patchwork and Quilting are a great ways to use your skills. 

On this course you will learn the basics of patchwork and quilting making a small lap quilt.  You will also learn how to cut and piece the fabric with half square triangles, then layer it up to make your quilt. Once the quilt is made you will learn how to bind and sew those layers together to make the final piece.

Jo Teague is a popular arts and crafts tutor based in Gloucestershire, she loves working with all forms of textiles and her enthusiasm for all forms of textiles, from the making, to designers and the history of textiles can be infectious. Your creativity will be encouraged from the very beginning!

Each week you will need to bring a basic sewing kit.

This will need to include

  • Sharp scissors for fabric
  • Small pair of scissors for paper
  • Pins and pin cushion
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Sewing cotton
  • Tape measure

Each week you will be advised of what materials you will need for the following session.

  • Our general recreational classes are aimed at those aged 19 and over (as at 31st August of the academic year)

    This course is aimed at those who already have some sewing machine skills but would like to improve them further, or those who have not sewn for a long time.

  • Your tutor will be able to advise of further training opportunities.

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The UK fashion industry is one of the most vibrant and creative business sectors in the country. Fashion has visually defined the various periods in our history across centuries.

Whether you want to design and construct garments, learn how to style and promote fashion or create a range of accessories, Fashion and Textiles can help you develop your skills.

Launched in 2012, Fashion and Textiles at Gloucestershire College has gone from strength to strength, with light and spacious, dedicated workshops; a full enrichment programme and industry-experienced lecturers and guest speakers – it’s an exciting place to study!

Student Stories

Alex Tuffley

I have always wanted to work in fashion and GC was a great place to learn because we got to work in a real studio environment and get work experience as dressers at events in London. Apart from the course itself, the studio space, photography studios and various software available helped me further my education in fashion. Having all of these components at my disposal meant I was always learning new skills, which were beneficial for my higher education."

Alex Tuffley

Diploma Level 3 – Fashion Design Extended – Cheltenham Campus

Olivia Simpson

I tried university and it simply wasn’t for me. I much prefer the atmosphere at College, because the classes are smaller I have a much closer relationship with the lecturers. They know where my skillset lies and what exactly I need to work on. They can offer me support where I need it. The facilities within the fashion department were second to none. I feel prepared for the real world of work and hope that I can be a stylist/designer one day.”

Olivia Simpson

HNC/HND - Fashion and Textiles – Cheltenham

Crystal Francis

I started studying my A Levels but didn’t enjoy it, so decided to study fashion at GC instead. I feel much more motivated on this course as it’s something I really enjoy and I get a lot of direction from lecturers. On the course we are given a brief but have lots of freedom to do our own thing, and I really enjoy elements such as trend forecasting and marketing. I would say as long as you’re applying to something you really want to do; you’ll get what you need from studying at GC."

Crystal Francis

Extended Diploma Level 3 – Fashion

Cheltenham Campus

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