Classes with Kate Percival

Classes with Kate Percival


It is with sadness that we share that Kate Percival, a delightful quilting friend and frequent contributor to, passed away.

Kate’s hand stitching techniques have been an inspiration for many quilters. She always aimed to create patterns that are fun, easy for even a complete novice but engrossing enough for the more experienced. Her projects can be hand or machine quilted and lend themselves to being given an individual creative touch. Her workshops and quilts live on as a legacy to her craftsmanship, and expertise.

You can learn more about by watching the “Meet Kate Percival” video where she talks about her love of hand stitching and how she combines this with varigated thread to create wonderful results in her quilts. She also shares her patchwork journey on several of the projects – problems she encountered, how she overcame them and the learning curve that she goes through on each new design.

Rest in Peace, Kate.

Signature Technique:

Hand quilting with large stitching, including chain stitch, blanket stitch, feather stitch, running stitch, Y stitch and many more.

Kate’s Top Tips:

- Use bondaweb to seal the edges of loose woven wool tweeds and prevent slippage
- You get better loft with 2 thin layers than one thick layer.

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Classes with Kate Percival
  • Flower Applique Block with Kate Percival

    Kate loves to include hand stitching with thick thread into her work and this block is no exception. The simple flower design has been worked in her favourite wool fabrics, but she talks you through some of the other options and what to look out for when considering using flannels and brushed cot...

  • Meet Kate Percival - Quilter and Hand Stitcher

    Kate shares with us her love of handstitchin: buttonhole stitch, chain stitch, running stitch, feather stitch are all her favourites and she combines them with varigated thread to create wonderful results in her quilts.
    She also shares with us her patchwork journey on several of the projects – pr...

  • Christmas Gingerbread Man from Kate Percival

    This is a very comprehensive workshop from Kate who takes us through all the steps necesary to create this lovely decoratio for the holiday season.
    You get to use up scraps of felt as well as the opportunity to use decorative bits and bobs, that we all think are too good to throw away!