Get hands on and learn new techniques to enhance your quilting!

Program runs daily – each class lasts approximately 50 minutes

How to Join a Make & Take Class

Read the timetable and choose your session At the expo, book your place at the presenter’s stand. Bookings essential as space is limited. Purchase the kit for the project Please be on time – for classroom location, check the map available at the expo.


11am: Liberty Yoyo Masterclass. Robyn Shapiro, The Strawberry Thief

Learn the tips and tricks for creating perfect Yoyos – Suffolk Puffs – with Liberty Tana Lawn, and the best methods for stitching them together. Kit includes fabric for four Liberty yoyos, a spool of Aurifil thread and two Tulip needles to join them. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand 179.make1

12noon: Make a Key Case. Marg Low Designs.


Learn how lovely felt is to work with using a few basic stitches including colonial knots to make this cute key case. Kit includes pattern, prepared felt pieces & threads. Kit cost $15. Book at Stand 167.

1pm: An Intro to Handquilting. Jaunita Bugge, Sewing Buddies Australia.

Learn to hand quilt your own coin purse or glasses case. Materials will be pre-cut and pre-washed so you can start hand sewing straight away. You will learn which

threads to use and how to manoeuvre your needle, then take home your new project!Kit cost from $25. Book at Stand 80.

2pm: Boro and Sashiko Brooch. Jane MacDonald, BeBe Bold – Japanese Textiles.


Enjoy learning how to make a boro-inspired brooch using Japanese textiles and sashiko stitching. These certainly make wonderful gifts and are quick and easy to make. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 24.

3pm: Fabric Covered Notebook. Carol Nicholls, Sewn and Quilted.


Learn all the tricks to creating a beautiful fabric-covered notebook with a professional finish. Finished size is A6 (17 x 12 x 2cm). Perfect for your handbag or as a gift. Kit includes pre-cut heavy duty cardboard pieces, book corners, notepad, plus a variety of fabric pack colours to select from. Glue and paintbrush provided for class use. Kit cost $38. Book at Stand 47.



11am: Double-opening 3-pocket Sashiko Wallet with easy snap button. Mariko Ikeda and Dai the Ninja, Patchwork Mariko Japan.

Bonus! Sashiko needles and threads are enclosed in your kit. Can you figure out this intricate structure – two openings but three inner pockets? Learn the oldest Sashiko technique: Chidori stitches with revolutionary snap buttons. Prepare for the big a-ha! moment because it is simple and perfect for your Christmas gifts! Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 41.

12noon: Crochet Edge Pillows. Kellie Wulfsohn, Cutting Cloth.


Learn how to add beautiful crochet edgings to your projects. This class is suitable for beginners – no experience necessary. Included in your kit is a small pre-made pillowslip, yarn, crochet hook, awl and patterns for three different edgings. A fun technique that will have you hooked! Kit cost $50. Book at Stand 38.

1pm: Japanese Hime (Princess) Wallet. Mariko Ikeda and Dai the Ninja! Patchwork Mariko Japan.


Make a gorgeous wallet with our new slidingmagnetic closure and special Kimono print fabrics. Kit cost $25. Book at Stand 41.







2pm: Embroidered Zippy Purse. Sue Weeks, Cutting Cloth.

Embroidery is making a resurgence in popularity! Learn the embroidery stitches used in the design together and how to make the fabulous tassel! Kit includes the linen, lining fabric, zip, embroidery floss and needles. A modern take on a beautiful traditional art form. Kit cost $44. Book at Stand 38.

3pm: Deconstructed Hexagons. Kellie Wulfsohn, Cutting Cloth.

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cut, deconstructed hexagons using English Paper Piecing – learn tricks and tips that guarantees piecing perfection! Kit includes fabric for fussy cutting several deconstructed hexagons, papers for six blocks,‘fussy cutting window’, thread, needle and use of the tutor’s equipment. You will make at least one hexagon in class to use as a sample or add on an extension kit that will enable you to create a small project bag or quilt. Kit cost $30. Book at Stand 38.




11am: English Paper Piecing. Rhonda Leith, Blue Willow Cottage.

Join the revival of this popular, relaxing, portable and precise patchwork technique – plus paper piecing is perfect for modern quilts! Kit includes papers, fabric and instructions. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 185.

12noon: Japanese Haori Brooch. Alison Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs.


Learn the art of folding stiffened fabric to make these cute little brooches in the shape of a haori jacket. It’s the perfect way to use gorgeous Japanese fabrics in a fun gift or decoration. You will also learn how to prepare material for more ‘origami’ fun with fabric. Kit includes pre-stiffened material and backs for two brooches & full instructions for preparing material and making more. Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 15.

1pm: Mini Sashiko Pincushion with Sashiko Coaster. Hitomi Fuijta, East Meets West.


Learn the basics of traditional Japanese Sashiko stitching and make a pincushion. Very simple and relaxing. Kit cost $17. Book at Stand 160.






2pm: Sweet Hexie Purse. Helen Stubbings, Hugs n Kisses.

Make this sweet hexie zipper purse with new easy iron-on leave-in EPP papers designed by Helen. Learn every tip for iron-on hexies, plus a touch of appliqué. Start the process in class then finish easily at home. Kit includes pattern, fabric, appliqué paper, EPP iron-ones, zipper, gluepen and ricrac. Kit cost $30. Please bring scissors. Book at Stand 8.

3pm: Shibori & Indigo Dyeing. Shuji Yamazaki, Wabi-Sabi Designs.


Learn a range of fundamental shibori techniques and have fun experimenting with binding, tying and clamping to create patterns on a cotton handkerchief using our vat of Natural Japanese Indigo Dye. (Scarf available at $30). Kit cost $20. Book at Stand 15.

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