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Recreational Course: Make a Cosy Quilted Fleece Throw (Torquay)

You will learn how to stitch straight seams to attach fabric, how to decide on size of pieces of fabric and putting colours and patterns together for best effect. Then layering, wadding with the backing fleece and sewing all together “Stitch in the ditch” style. Later in the course, there is an option to learn how to do free motion stitching using the sewing machine.

No measuring, no expensive tools just a stunning quilt to show using a back to basics method.

You will make a patchwork quilt approx the size of a single fleece blanket, which can be used for snuggling up on the sofa or as a warm layer on a bed. You can hand embroider, or stitch buttons onto it as embellishment. There are no rules!

You could even use recycled materials like outgrown men’s shirts, cotton dresses or coloured cotton duvet covers.

For further details about this course please contact Torquay Adult Community Learning on 01803 540865 or email [email protected]

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I am qualified in cake decorating and flour confectionery and have been teaching adults in and around Devon for 36 years. As a master baker I am always eager to inspire people in this fascinating craft.I have a wealth of experience and knowledge including; how to make royal icing, sugar flowers, marzipan, chocolate and also modelling and sugarpaste work. I love to revive techniques I learnt as an apprentice baker & confectioner. Many students who attended my course have now opened their own cake businesses, however my main focus is that my classes are fun for everyone where learning new skills.Margaret Brooking

Adult and Community Learning – Torquay

We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. 

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