Skinny Inset Strips – an In-person Masterclass at Janome HQ, November 11th


This is an in-person workshop held at Janome UK HQ. The workshop consists of a one-hour ‘Get Ready!’ session via zoom three weeks before the workshop to discuss the pattern, colour, templates and what prep you can do, followed by a full day at Janome UK HQ, in their purpose-built training facility in Stockport. The ‘Get Ready!’ session will be recorded for you to watch again.

Times and Location (Note the two different meeting times and dates):

Get Ready! – Tuesday, October 8th, 12-1pm (via zoom)

Workshop – Monday, November 11th, 10am-4pm (Janome UK HQ, Unit 1 Southside, Bredbury, Stockport SK6 2SP)


Learning objectives:

In this techniques class you’ll learn to sew no-pin curves and skinny inset strips using my Drunkard’s Path templates. This exact and intriguing technique allows you to add a line drawing effect to your sewing. This can be used for improv or precision piecing.

I will show you how to sew and trim the different blocks that make up the Wax Lyrical or the Kenny and Dolly Quilt patterns. I will also show you lots of options on how to make your own version and how to best use the different blocks in your own design.

The paper version of the templates used in class is included but, if you decide only the Acrylic templates will suffice, you’ll receive a 10% class discount code upon booking the class. The Acrylic templates are highly recommended for ease and accuracy, especially if you are a stickler for precision.



Refreshments, light buffet lunch* and cake

The use of a Janome sewing machine for the day

PDF paper templates

The Kenny and Dolly Quilt pdf pattern

The Wax Lyrical Quilt pdf pattern

A recording of the ‘Get ready!’ session

10% class discount on templates


What you need:

  • Quality fine sewing thread (40 or 50 wt) in neutral, grey, or to match your project
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins (just a few)
  • Access to a printer (for the paper templates) OR my Acrylic template (see info for Templates below)
  • Glue stick (I use Prym Aqua Marker but Sewline Glue Pen is popular too)



This technique can be used with precision or without so, depending on your need for accuracy, the session is suitable for newbie quilters and extreme quilters alike. No previous curve experience required but general quilting knowledge is assumed (how to use a rotary cutter, sew with an accurate seam allowance etc).

*The 10% discount is for the Complete Drunkard’s Path Set and the Complete Oval Drunkard’s Path Set used in this class as well as the Complete 14″ Drunkard’s Path Set.


Cancellation and refund policy for Janome Masterclasses: 

Janome Masterclass payments are non-refundable.

If an individual wishes to cancel a Masterclass and written cancellation notice is received at least 28 days before the start date a refund of 25% will be made.

Masterclasses at Janome have a minimum required attendance level.  If insufficient bookings are received, Janome reserve the right to cancel or postpone the Masterclass. If Janome cancels a Masterclass, Janome shall endeavour to provide at least one week’s notice.  If a transfer is not available, the full cost will be refunded. Janome cannot be held liable for any losses arising from such a cancellation

*Refreshments and a light buffet lunch with a vegetarian option, will be available.Unfortunately, special dietary requirements are not catered for. Should you wish please bring your own lunch which can be refrigerated on arrival.

The Kenny and Dolly quilt in the picture is by Joanne Crossland @lunaloo236

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