Divide & Conquer

A design workshop suitable for all skill levels - 1 or 2 days

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DIVIDE AND CONQUER is a gentle class for those wishing to explore original design work but don’t know where to start. With your tutor as guide, you will create one small quilt top in the day using easy design exercises. Tips are given for design, use of colour, perspective & more. Cut & paste with paper will be explored before you cut your fabric & fuse a design in place. Don’t stress, we’re here to have fun! (No sewing in one day workshop.)

In the two day workshop, the second day is devoted to stitching the fused design from Day 1 or another design. You are introduced to appliqué & quilting achieved by an easy & quick 1 step process. Many suggestions are given for motifs & repeat patterns with use of the walking foot & free motion options to achieve an effective treatment of the quilt surface.

See also: Divide & Conquer Student Gallery

REQUIREMENTS
Download World Quilt Entry Form Divide & Conquer (1 day) Requirements List (50 KB pdf)
Download World Quilt Entry Form Divide & Conquer (2 day) Requirements List (50 KB pdf)

Originality is encouraged & assisted by Sue, so student’s finished work will not necessarily be the same as class samples shown. Photographs below are examples of what may be designed in class.
Finished quilt top sizes approximately-45 cm square [18” square]or 48cmW x 75cmL [19”W x 30”L]

FABRIC & EQUIPMENT - 1 day workshop (NB: no sewing in 1 day workshop)

  • A4 size notebook or visual diary
  • 12” ruler, pen
  • 6 sheets coloured A4 paper
  • Glue stick, paper scissors
  • Colour wheel
  • FABRIC- for background bring 1 fat quarter & 1 piece 50cm x 77cm - dark colours are good for backgrounds
    A selection of fabric which will contrast with your chosen backgrounds- eg brights, black & white, fabric with a motif or as you prefer
  • Fabric 80cmL x 20cmW for cutting strips
  • Fusible web- 50cm
  • Appliqué mat or Glad bake [non-stick baking paper]
  • Cutting mat, rotary cutter & 24” quilt ruler
  • Pins, fabric scissors
  • Chalk marker or soap sliver
  • Digital camera for designing or a spyglass [door peep hole- available hardware shops]
  • Iron & board
  • Name tag & coffee mug

FABRIC & EQUIPMENT - 2 day workshop

  • A4 size notebook or visual diary 
  • 12” ruler, pen
  • 6 sheets coloured A4 paper
  • Glue stick, paper scissors
  • Colour wheel
  • FABRIC- for background bring 1 fat quarter & 1 piece 50cm x 77cm - dark colours good for backgrounds
    Backing fabric & wadding to fit these sizes plus 2” extra all round & a 15cm [6”] square practice quilt sandwich
  •  A selection of fabric which will contrast with your chosen backgrounds- eg. brights, black & white, fabric with a motif or as you prefer
  • Fabric 80cm L x 20cm W for cutting strips if desired
  • Fusible web- 50cm
  • Appliqué mat or Glad bake [non-stick baking paper]
  • Cutting mat, rotary cutter & 24in quilters’ ruler
  • Pins, fabric scissors
  • Chalk marker or soap sliver
  • Digital camera for designing or a spyglass [door peep hole- available hardware shops]
  • Quilting gloves- if you use them
  • Iron & board
  • Name tag & coffee mug
  • Thread- what you have but may include rayon & variegated

SEWING MACHINE & extension table, bobbins & machine quilting needles
Zigzag foot, walking foot & darning foot for free motion work