Patchwork & Quilting Skill Stage 2

Course Overview

City and Guilds Accredited Patchwork and Quilting Course

Discover the basic techniques of Patchwork & Quilting with our Skill Stage 2 Patchwork and Quilting course. Throughout this in-depth distance learning course you’ll learn a variety of hand and machine patchwork and quilting techniques allowing you to create pieces to a high standard while developing your individual style and creativity.

As a City and Guilds accredited course, each module will guide you through different skills and techniques, preparing you for final assessment. Our accredited courses are recognised for their high standards of teaching, learning and assessment.

This is a distance learning course which can be studied from anywhere in the world. You will learn by working your way through our online course materials and video content with full support from our dedicated expert tutors. Patchwork and Quilting is a craft that offers learners the chance to learn and combine many skills and techniques, but above all lends itself to being a versatile and creative craft.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at complete beginners. You do not need to have any knowledge or previous experience in Patchwork and Quilting because we’ll be taking you through all of the basic stitches and techniques which you will continue to build on throughout your course.

If you’re interested in learning how to create Patchwork designs, develop your own individual style and creativity then this is the perfect course for you. Additionally, our students can learn online in their own time, fitting their studies around other commitments such as family and work, meaning you can learn at a time and place that suits you.

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Course Highlights

Learn machine sewn Patchwork and Quilting basics including, four and nine patch, triangles, log cabin and rotary cutting.

Learn hand sew Patchwork and Quilting techniques such as using templates, hand piecing and English Quilting.

Develop your knowledge of specialist techniques such as hand and machine applique.

Create your own design folio containing all of your designs, research and inspiration. This is a valuable folio which will help you to develop own personal styles and techniques.

Create your own sample folio containing traditional and contemporary techniques samples.

Learn edging and finishing techniques to add a professional looking finish to your pieces.

Work towards creating your very first finished item - choose from either a 3D functional item, a panel/hanging/quilt or a wearable art item.


There is around 100-150 hours of course content/materials and it is usual for students to take between 6-8 weeks to complete each module. Students can take up to 1 year to complete the course, which allows students to work at their own pace. However it is up to the individual student how quickly they wish to return work to their tutor for assessment.

A six-month contingency is available, if needed, to cover unforeseen issues such as illness, upon production of supporting documentation, which would therefore extend the course life to 18 months (1.5 years). The maximum for this extra contingency time is once during the course lifetime.

Assessment of the Patchwork and Quilting course

Delivery and Assessment

The course is supplied as a distance learning course where course materials and tutor assessments are delivered digitally and work is returned to your tutor via digital presentation.

Your coursework will be reviewed by your tutor and periodically by an Internal Quality Assessor, to ensure the appropriate quality standard is maintained. You will be provided with written feedback in a timely fashion (usually within 10 days) and, if needed, you will be able to re-submit altered work. You can contact your tutor at any time to request your work to date be reviewed and suggestions for future progress be made.


How Do I Enrol?

Students can enrol for this course during the enrolment period. We hold 3-4 enrolment days throughout the year for new students. If you would like to enrol, simply express your interest to receive information about your course, exclusive interviews with our tutors and information about our existing students and graduates who are already achieving so much.

What you need to do now

Remember that only those who have previously ‘expressed an interest’ will be invited to enrol when it opens. Express your interest now to receive a full brochure including prices and a detailed overview about the tasks included in each module.