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 of Workshop Classes

A Rose By Any Other Name


Featured in "Fabrications for You" magazine in 2015, this design is created using foundation stitching onto paper.

Art Deco Quilt


Art Deco looks fabulous in all sorts of large pattern designs

Bento Squares


Easy to put together, this fun and simple block grows quickly and is perfect for beginners.

Double Wedding Ring 3 ring table runner or quilt


Simplicity Double Wedding Ring template takes all the hard work out of making this table runner.

Elephant Cushion or Toy


Create this adorable elephant that will make any child’s day, or just keep it to yourself for a bit of a cuddle!

English Paper Pieced Hexagon Pin Cushion


Small hand stitched pin cushion project for learning English Paper piecing.

English Paper Pieced Star Cushion


A hand-sewing class to learn the popular hand sewing technique of English Paper piecing.

Free Form Wall Hanging


Learn how to create free style blocks, and unify the design.

French Braid


Create this stunning French Braid quilt.

Fun with Free Motion Quilting


Let your quilting diva loose and try free motion fun!

Hand Embroidered Crazy Patchwork block


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

Heart Cushion


An easy to make, fun and romantic cushion.

I Gave You My Heart


A simple to create wall hanging or cushion using applique

Japanese Wall Hanging


Make a quilt in a day

Jelly Roll Jacob’s Ladder


This traditional Jacobs ladder block quilt makes use of Jelly Roll pre-cuts, plus two additional colours to make a great quilt.

Jelly Roll Stars & Squares


This fun and simple design makes use of Jelly Rolls to make a lovely quilt, cushion or wall hanging.

Machine Applique/Embroidered Bird Cushion


Make this cushion while learning Hand, Machine and Raw-edged applique techniques

Machine Embroidered Purse


Create this charming purse using fabric scraps, lace and ric rac, and a simple flip & sew technique.

Playing with Circles – Zen Quilt


Zen and the Art of Appliqued Circles

Pretty Petals


Learn how to make this simple variation on a Dresden plate for a really traditional look.

Quilt As You Go Log Cabin


Perfect for beginners – this quilt will give you something to be proud of in no time at all.

Quilt As You Go Strip Quilt


"Quilt as you go" is a great way to make large quilts without the trauma of trying to force it through a small machine.

Scrappy Fun


Use up all those bits and pieces that you have been pretending not to horde!

Star Cushion


Gorgeous cushion design using jelly roll strips

Turned or Disappearing 9 Patch


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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