The PatchWorks

91 Patrick Street, Hobart, Tas 7000
(03) 6234 2279

The Patch Works


The Patch Works offers an extensive and varied range of patchwork fabric. Fabric for traditional patchwork quilts and fabric for contemporary quilting including many batiks and Kaffe Fassett fabrics. The PatchWorks has classes throughout the year and offers a beginners patchwork quilt class with free tuition to get you started.


Term 1 Class List - 2021

The PatchWorks conducts a number of quilt making classes throughout the year including a free tuition beginners quilt class for those who would love to make a quilt but don’t know where to start. We have three class terms and publish class lists prior to commencement of each term. Drop by or ring to sign-up for a class.

Machine Patchwork Classes
Our machine patchwork classes are designed to please both beginners and experienced quilters. Skill levels are indicated throughout. Sample quilts are for inspiration, color and fabric can be individually selected, the choice is yours.

* We provide unlimited tea and coffee (and afternoon tea) for class participants, but you will need to bring your own lunch.



Absolute Beginners! Free Class!

A free class designed for those who would love to make a quilt, but don't know where to start. Learn all the correct basic techniques of rotary cutting, machine piecing, including sewing accurate seams, pressing, quilt construction, layering, quilting and binding. These basic skills will allow you to progress to advanced designs with confidence. There is no tuition fee but you will need fabric, tools and sewing machine. A list of all requirements will be supplied when you enroll. Limited places available.

Sunday  7  & 21  March
9.30-3.30








Quilt As You Go

This class is designed to teach construction techniques for 'quilt as you go' blocks which are quilted individually prior to assembling a whole quilt. This reduces the area to be quilted into more manageable units which can then be later joined together. You will be required to prepare some suitable blocks before class. Instructions for these blocks will be included on the supply list for the class.

Sunday  14 March
9.30-3.30
$60 - Virginia Koster




Star Dancer

Star Dancer is a traditional pattern butlooks great expanded to a large block using modern fabrics. There is also a version using a smaller block for a more traditional look.

Sunday  11 April
9.30-3.30
$60 - Jill Griffin


Walking Foot Machine Quilting

Straight line quilting is easy and adds so much to the surface of a quilt. There are many techniques to learn to help with your success. This can be done on a fairly basic machine. You and your walking foot will become best friends.

Sunday  18 April
9.30-3.30
$60 - Virginia Koster




Free Motion Quilting

This is where freedom of machine quilting enters. Drop your machines feed dogs and you design as your machine sews. There are so many skills taught in this class so you can be a success.

Sunday 2 May
9.30-3.30
$60 - Virginia Koster


Stash Buster - Topsy Turvy

A fun fast quilt that can make a big dent in you fabric stash or fabric can be purchased for a special color scheme. Suitable for beginners.

Sunday  9 May
9.30-3.30
$60 - Jill Griffin



Hand Piecing

There has been a lot of renewed interest in the traditional technique of hand piecing quilts. It is a very peaceful and portable way of making a quilt. This class will cover template making, marking, cutting and sewing. Learning the techniques will be the focal point of the class rather than a finished project. If there is a hand pieced project you wish to pursue, it can be discussed in class so you can get started after learning the basics.

Saturday 10 & 17 April
2.00-4.30
$50 - Jill Griffin








UFO Days

Possibly our most popular day, the original and the best, a day to work on any project you want to finish, with assistance if you want it, and delicious afternoon tea, amongst friendly company.

Sunday   9.30-3.30   $25

28  February
28  March
25  April
23  May
27  June

IMPORTANT! It is essential that you pay for your class or UFO day at the time of booking to secure your place. Two weeks notice of withdrawal is required to receive a refund of your class fee. (We understand that personal emergencies do arise from time to time and the circumstances will be taken into consideration at the time).