Class Details for Bargello Seasons

Number of Lessons: 4
Price: US$ 44.00
Tutor: Ruth Blanchet
Start Date: 26 January 2018
Weeks Open: 8.5

Features in This Workshop

  • A scheduled class
  • One-to-one Teacher guidance & help for questions and answers
  • Downloadable class information
  • Text, Images and some videos
  • Is Patchwork based
  • Four Projects using different Bargello techniques

Based on the Flame Stitch design in needlepoint, Bargello quilts fascinate us with the complexity and rich interplay of color and value. In this beginner class, Ruth takes you through the four seasons as she shows you four distinctly different bargello techniques: staggered seams, matching seams, adding fractured strips and reversing half the design to create a reflection. The fourth will be sewn as a quilt-as-you-go project. You will be able to make four individual small projects or combine them as one large quilt. Border and quilting options are included. Level: Anyone confident with rotary cutting and machine sewing.

Supplies and Outline


Each quilt requires extra fabric for borders, the amount depending on your choice of border style.  Lesson One will contain a complete discussion of appropriate fabric types.  If you have a large stash, you should be able to find what you need right at home since individual yardage requirements are small.  Individual pieces measure 25" - 36" wide.

Batting and backing – Again this depends of the border style, but to give you an idea, my quilts used a total of 40" x 105"

Lesson One: Spring
  • SEVEN spring coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Lesson Two: Summer 
  • NINE summer coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Lesson Three: Autumn 
  • ELEVEN autumn coloured fabrics plus fracture fabric
    • minimum of 4" full width OR fat eighth of each colour
  • 1/2 yard one fracture fabric
Lesson Four: Winter 
  • EIGHT winter coloured fabrics 
    • minimum of 6" full width OR fat quarter of each colour
Other Supplies
  • sewing machine and accessories 
    • walking foot and/or darning recommended
  • cutting board, rotary cutter and rulers (long ruler and large square ruler are ideal)
  • scissors
  • fine pins (I use wedding and lace pins)
  • neutral thread for piecing
  • threads suitable for quilting
  • seam ripper or small sharp pointed scissors for unpicking
  • topstitching or metallic needle (optional)
  • hand stitching needles
  • quilters pencil or fade-away pen
  • safety pins
  • sandwich sample made from two pieces of fabric with batting sandwiched between and basted together (to practice free-motion quilting)
  • baking (parchment) paper or Teflon sheet
  • iron and ironing mat or ironing board
  • design board or wall would be useful
  • card or paper
  • glue
  • pen or pencil
  • fine point marker (e.g., Sharpie)
  • graph paper (optional)