One-Day Workshop: Quilting for Beginners, Sunday, October 13th (10.00 – 16.00)

One-Day Workshop: Quilting for Beginners, Sunday, October 13th (10.00 – 16.00)


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In this one-day workshop, participants learn the basics of quilt making through two simple, fun and useful projects: a four-pieced placemat and / or a pillowcase with Hawaiian appliqué. You can choose to make either of them or both of them.

Quilts were originally strictly utilitarian articles, born out of the necessity of providing warm covers for beds. A quilt is a cloth sandwich with a top, which is usually the decorated part, a back and a filler in the middle. The decorated top can be pieced (which is also called patchwork) or appliquéd. The three layers are stitched together to keep them in place.

For this course previous experience with sewing machines is required.

Cost: CHF 100 for the one-day workshop, including the use of a sewing machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, rulers, cardboard for templates, fusible interfacing and patterns for the projects. Furthermore, participants can bring their own materials or purchase them on spot (in cash). A list of materials will be provided upon registration. The cost of materials will approximately be CHF 45 for placemats and CHF 40 for Hawaiian appliquéd pillow case.

This course runs from 10.00 – 16.00, with a one-hour lunch break in the middle. Bring your own lunch (a refrigerator and microwave are available). Alternatively, there is a bakery in the neighbourhood where you can buy lunch. The workshop is held at the Social Fabric atelier at Eichstrasse 29, third floor, 8045 Zürich (closest station: Bahnhof Binz).

This course is led by Judit Hajdu (, a Hungarian quilt designer. The course is given in English.

There are a limited number of 8 spots available for this course, so sign up in advance to have a guaranteed spot!