Bargello Seasons

Prices are US dollars


Briefly: Beginners Workshop for learning Bargello quilt making
Type: Online Workshop
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
Finished Size: Various Sizes
Number of Lessons: 4
Skill Level: All

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This is a beginners class in Bargello, learning all the Bargello basics while you make four samples using a different set of seasonal colours for each or combining all samples to make one large quilt. Techniques include staggered seams, matching seams, factured strips and quilt-as-you-go.

The four samples are also available as individual patterns.

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 Bargello in Spring

  Bargello in Summer
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 Bargello in Autumn

 Bargello in Winter

Requirements Needed


Each quilt requires extra fabric for borders, the amount depending on your choice of border style. Lesson One will contain a complete discussion of appropriate fabric types. If you have a large stash, you should be able to find what you need right at home since individual yardage requirements are small. Individual pieces measure 25" - 36" wide.

Batting and backing – Again this depends of the border style, but to give you an idea, my quilts used a total of 40" x 105"

Lesson One: Spring

  • SEVEN spring coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour

Lesson Two: Summer

  • NINE summer coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour

Lesson Three: Autumn

  • ELEVEN autumn coloured fabrics - minimum of 4" full width OR fat eighth of each colour
  • ONE fracture fabric - 1/2 yard

Lesson Four: Winter

  • EIGHT winter coloured fabrics - minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour

Other Supplies

  • sewing machine and accessories
  • walking foot and/or darning recommended
  • cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler and large square ruler are ideal)
  • scissors
  • fine pins (I use wedding and lace pins)
  • neutral thread for piecing
  • threads suitable for quilting
  • seam ripper or small sharp pointed scissors for unpicking
  • topstitching or metallic needle (optional)
  • hand stitching needles
  • quilters pencil or fade-away pen
  • safety pins
  • sandwich sample made from two pieces of fabric with batting sandwiched between and basted together (to practice free-motion quilting)
  • baking (parchment) paper or Teflon sheet
  • iron and ironing mat or ironing board
  • design board or wall would be useful
  • card or paper
  • glue
  • pen or pencil
  • fine point marker (e.g., Sharpie)
  • graph paper (optional)

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