What career opportunities can this lead to?

Eastleigh College offer a variety of textile courses - please browse the website for more information.

What are the entry requirements?

This course is suitable for both complete beginners and those wishing to develop very basic skills in Patchwork and Quilting by undertaking an introductory course.

A knowledge of basic sewing skills and how to use a sewing machine would be an advantage for this course, but not necessary.

What does this programme involve?

The course will cover the basic patchwork techniques including:

- Half Square Triangles
- Flying Geese Units
- Quarter Square Triangles
- Easy Corner Rectangles
- Strip Piecing
- Adding Wadding and Backing to Your Quilt
- Machine/Hand Quilting

You will employ these techniques to create several small patchwork projects by hand and/or machine. There is a choice between two different sizes of quilt, dependent upon your sewing skills and confidence.

You will also learn how to use a Rotary Cutter.

A college certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will learn from a mixture of demonstration, hand-outs and practical hands-on experience.

What else do I need to know?

Please bring a notebook and pen for the first class. Please also bring along a basic sewing kit to include:

- Needle, pins, scissors, thread, paper, scissors.

Please check that your course is running before purchasing any materials.

Learners will be responsible for buying their own fabric and basic sewing kit. Additional equipment such as sewing machines, rotary cutters, and cutting mats will be available for your use. If you already own a rotary cutter or mat, please bring this along to the class.

Learners will be contacted with further information regarding what material to purchase approximately 10 days before the first class. If you are not confident in purchasing material in preparation, advice and guidance will be given at the first lesson to enable you to make an informed choice. If you do not have your own material, spare material will be provided at the first class for you to practice on.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at acl@eastleigh.ac.uk.

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C58B Eastleigh College 23/1/2020 Thu 19:00 – 21:00 8 £124.00 £124.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.