Yorkshire Coverlet


1 Day

Wed, 7th August, 2019

10:00am - 4:00pm

"The inspiration for this quilt comes from a bedcover housed in the York Museums Trust.

The original quilt was made by Elizabeth Warren in 1819. My quilt is worked on an old damask tablecloth I owned. It is all needle turn appliqué and hand quilted in Perle 12 thread. I have used red, blue and pink fabrics which I think look so fresh on the white antique damask."


Quilt Size: 194cm x 194cm

Background fabric – I used two vintage damask tablecloths for my background.

If you would like to use linen or homespun, you will need the following quantities:

Linen – 140 – 150cn wide – 3.5m

Homespun – 110cm wide – 5 metres

1 fat quarter for centre sawtooth circle

20cm (8”) red check for centre stars and ovals

50cm for blue and white sawtooth spot

An assortment of fabrics, small quantities, red, blue and pink, florals and spots for the applique, up to 2m in total.

1.2m blue and white check for inset triangles (outside border)

1 fat quarter or 50cm x 50cm square for stems, to be cut on the bias. A stripe would be suitable.

55cm fabric for binding

Perle 12 DMC white thread for quilting, 3 rolls needed

Two sheets of template plastic

Bohin grey led pencil or other as desired

General sewing requirements, scissors, pins, thread etc.

There will be mylar templates available for this quilt