Portfolio of Workshops and designs that I teach

Sarah Payne

All of my quilt workshops use sewing machines (unless specifically mentioned below). Quilting classes will also require the use of rotary cutter, a standard size quilting ruler and a mat. I often make use of EZ acrylic rulers by Simplicity – which is the brand that I demonstrate on Create & Craft. Other brands are of course available – and I will state in the requirements list if a specific ruler is needed. If you do not wish me to use these rulers then please let me know and I may be able to offer a variation where attendees draft their own templates. However I will need to know this at time of booking.

I always include full instructions and finishing guide (layering, quilting and binding) so that all attendees will be able to finish their quilt once they return home. 

If any of these classes are of interest, please let me know!

Portfolio Workshop Details

Hand Embroidered Crazy Patchwork block

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Hand Embroidered Crazy Patchwork block

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Slower paced traditional quilting dating back to the late 1800's.

This is a traditional type of quilting that dates back to the late 1800’s and reflects a slower pace of quilting.

You will take the time to create a true work of art and something that is sure to become an heirloom. Feel free to use fabrics that have meaning to you! The finished block would be suitable to make into a bag, cushion or become a feature panel in a quilt.

This workshop is taught over 3 – 4 sessions (depending on class size and complexity of embroidery stitches to be taught)

  • Session 1 – Creating the block. Laying your pieces out, design requirements and constructing the basic block. Adding lace/ribbon embellishments.
  • Session 2 – Basic stitches (chain stitch, colonial knots, blanket stitch, and feather stitch).
  • Session 3 – Embroidering motifs (cross stitch, basic ribbon embroidery, beading, (building a motif with numerous elements).
  • Session 4 – Continuation of session 2 & 3, plus construction of a finished item, (taking care of your patchwork).
  • It is suggested that there is a break of at least 2 weeks between each session as the stitching can be time consuming.
  • This class is a hand sewing class.
  • I am working on a machine version of this class that can be completed in 1 session. Please ask for details if you are interested.

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Playing with Circles – Zen Quilt

Inspired by traditional Japanese zen garden designs, this class will de-mystify how to work with appliqued circles.

These gardens are places of calm and quiet contemplation, and this quilt reflects those sentiments. This wall hanging can be used to showcase some of the beautiful Chinese and Japanese themed fabrics available, and it works equally well with modern furnishing designs.

Tools required – standard rotary cutter, ruler & mat & sewing machine. EZ Circle ruler is also useful.

Sarah Payne is a freelance quilting teacher, designer and TV demonstrator. Sarah designs sewing projects for national sewing magazines, and acts as a regular quilting and sewing demonstrator on TV shopping channel Create and Craft in the UK and across the USA. Workshops are taught wherever invited!

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