Beginner’s Guide to Quilting (instructor-led course)

Contact: Elizabeth Betts


Beginner’s Guide to Quilting (instructor-led course): starts 27th January 2014.

Take our instructor-led Beginner’s Guide to Quilting course and you’ll be learning from the experts’ expert, Beginner’s Guide to Quilting author and quilt-shop-owner Elizabeth Betts.

Beginner’s Guide to Quilting is a practical course which teaches the essentials of quilt making from the basics up; no previous quilting knowledge is required. The course material includes streaming videos of Elizabeth demonstrating the techniques and projects, as well as PDF downloads, which together form a comprehensive study guide showing you how to master the techniques and complete the projects.

Week 1: Intro & English Paper Piecing

Learn the traditional hand-piecing technique of English Paper Piecing. Project: Hexagon Needle Book.

Week 2: Hand Quilting

Learn the basics of hand quilting. Project: Seed-head Table Mats.

Week 3: Using Precuts

Learn how to use pre-cut-fabric packs for easy piecing. Project: Charm Pack Car Quilt.

Week 4: Applique

Learn different techniques for applique, a technique often used in quilting. Project: Quilted Box.

Week 5: Machine Quilting

Learn machine-quilting techniques for quick quilting. Project: Log Cabin Wall Hanging.

Week 6: Half-square Triangles and Free-motion Quilting

Learn how to make half-square triangles and explore free-motion quilting. Project: Quilted Bookmarks.

Instructor-led courses

Beginner’s Guide to Quilting is one of our instructor-led courses, which means it has a fixed start date (27th January 2014) and runs for a specified period (six weeks). It’s led by Elizabeth Betts, to whom you’ll have direct access for the duration of the course. Week by week she’ll answer your questions and give you personalized feedback on your assignments.

Key features

  • Classes limited to small, manageable numbers

  • Download each week’s new lesson at any time and save to study offline (even after the course has finished)

  • Personal feedback from the instructor – frequent, timely and constructive suggestions you can put to use right away

  • Share insights with other students and ask questions via a dedicated classroom discussion board

  • Receive a certificate on successful completion of the course


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