Online Thistles, Cogs and Caterpillar Wheels- a Group Workshop- November 13th Cogs


This is a one-day online course consisting of a four-hour group session via Zoom.

Learning objectives:

In this class I will show you how to make a block I created for the Modern Times Quilt- the classic New York Beauty block but with a twist.

You will learn how the different blocks are designed and put together, the way the different parts can be shifted and moved to change the look of the block.

We will sew no-pin machine-pieced curves in three sizes whilst playing with my Drunkard’s Path Templates*, a tool that makes precise blocks that are easy to piece together.

We will also cover all the stages of Foundation Paper Piecing using Freezer Paper- how to prep the paper, what stitch length to use, how best to put the block together and more.

The techniques learnt will give you knowledge and freedom to design your own Cogs Quilt. This is a techniques class and we will not be following a pattern. Off-piste sewing is highly encouraged.

The session is suitable for newbie quilters and extreme quilters alike.


The class will take place on a Saturday and it will consist of two one-hour demos by me followed by solo sewing (or tea drinking) and questions by you.

5pm-9pm GMT (British Summer Time) World Time Buddy

9am-1pm PST

11am-3pm CST

12pm-4pm EST


Drunkard’s Path paper templates

Cogs paper templates

Workshop notes on FPP with freezer paper

Access to the recording of the class for eight weeks after the event.


*I will send you the templates as a pdf to print out in case you do not have my acrylic templates. But if, at any point, you decide you want to order the templates, you will receive a discount code for 10% off upon booking this workshop. The discount is for the Complete Drunkard’s Path Set and the 14″ Drunkard’s Path Set used in this class as well as on the Complete Oval Drunkard’s Path Set and all quilt patterns and 1-2-1 workshops in my shop.

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