FPP Liberty Bunny Wall Hanging/Cushion Workshop

A beginners workshop on foundation paper piecing

Challenge yourself with this foundation paper piecing method and create a seasonal wallhanging or cushion cover!

The “Funny Bunny” Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is a delightful and whimsical quilt block pattern featuring an adorable bunny design. This pattern brings joy, laughter, and a dash of whimsy to any quilt project, making it a delightful addition that will leave you grinning from ear to ear as you stitch it.

At the end of the class you can choose whether to turn your project into a wall hanging or a cushion cover.

Saturday 9th March

10am – 4pm

£70

Price includes all fabric & supplies needed to make your gorgeous wall hanging!

If the class has sold out (the black button will say ‘Read More’) or the dates don’t suit but you are interested in taking the class, you can join the waiting list. You will be sent an email when new dates have been added to the website (or if there has been a cancellation).

Foundation paper piecing is a quilting technique that involves sewing fabric pieces onto a foundation paper or lightweight fabric foundation following a numerical or alphabetical pattern printed on the paper. A specific pattern or design is printed or traced onto a foundation paper or fabric. This pattern is divided into multiple numbered or lettered sections, indicating the order of fabric placement. The foundation paper serves as a guide for placing fabric pieces. Fabrics are placed on the reverse side of the paper, starting with the section labeled “1” or “A.” The fabric piece should cover the area designated for that section on the paper, extending beyond the seam allowance. As more fabric pieces are added and sewn together, the design gradually emerges on the front side of the foundation paper. The paper serves as a stabilizer, ensuring accuracy in piecing intricate or complex designs.

As you follow the foundation paper piecing instructions, you’ll find yourself piecing together this bunny’s features in a sequence that’s as amusing as watching a bunny hop through a field. It’s a process that’s both entertaining and rewarding. You will then decide if you want to finish the block as a wall hanging or cushion.

You Will Learn:

  • how to cut patchwork fabric correctly using a rotary cutter
  • how to use a patchwork ruler
  • the basics of foundation paper piecing
  • the correct way to nest seams 
  • how to pin pieces together
  • the correct way to press a patchwork unit
  • how to straight line quilt
  • how to hide threads in quilting 

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • Full printed instructions for making the bunny wall hanging/cushion cover
  • ALL fabric and supplies required to make the project
  • use of the studio sewing machine (or bring your own, see right), & all sewing equipment
  • Tea, Coffee and other refreshments, plus lots of biscuits to keep you going

YOU WILL NEED TO BRING:

  • Nothing really!
  • You may wish to bring your own sewing machine.  If so, please get in touch to let me know the make and model & I can let you know if it is suitable for this class. Your machine must be in good working order as I am not able to service or fix it. If there are consistent issues that keep the rest of the class back then I will politely ask you to continue the class with one of the class machines instead.

SKILL LEVEL:

Level 1 – you need to know how to use a sewing machine to attend this workshop

This is perfect as a first quilt project and only requires a basic working knowledge of a sewing machine i.e., how to thread the machine and wind the bobbin. 

This class is suitable for ages 13 and up! If you are booking for a teen who is perhaps a bit nervous to come on their own, they are welcome to bring a chaperone (please do let me know in advance so I can keep an eye on numbers). Or even better, why not book a spot for you to learn along with them!

YOUR teacher:

jacki bradley

Hi! I’m Jacki and I’ve been making quilts for 20yrs. My Instagram page, Heritage Quilts NI, is a good place for you to check out samples of my work. From message quilts to commissioned birthday quilts each one is unique and personalised. These quilts are precious heirlooms to be passed from one generation to the next. 

I find quilting to be therapeutic and want to share that with you also. I love creating with fabric and am excited for you to unleash your creative side with patchwork. This new skill will allow you to create bespoke pieces for yourself, family and friends. 

LOCATION:

Held in the lovely, bright and spacious Threadquarters studio! 49 Main Street, Bangor, NI. Located on the first floor.

Please click here for more details on the location and parking options.


PLEASE NOTE: The class requires a minimum of FIVE people to go ahead.

Please check Terms & Conditions for cancellation policies.