Learn to upcycle your old clothes into Quilts
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Do you want endless ideas and classes to repurpose clothes into quilts? 

Become part of the first online repurposing quilting college

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Relax while quilting

Quilting for 15 minutes a day brings a lot of peace and joy

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Connect with quilters

Forge friendships and get inspiration from the community
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Turn waste into value

Your quilts transform old clothes into something new
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A sustainable life through quilting

Quilting has an important place in a sustainable future

It has the ability to transform waste into value and beautiful objects for  everyday use. Since, fabric is one of the most polluting industries, more efficient use of the existing fabrics is vital.

In the Kick Ass Quilts College, I teach you how to quilt with second-hand fabrics and old clothes.  I do that with monthly full courses, challenges and project ideas to turn your old cloth into useful objects.

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Courses and a Community of Quilters

Kick Ass Quilts is the first global community for Sustainable Quilters. 

Quilt College guides to unleash your creativity and find a useful and meaningful outlet for your creative energy,  With project ideas and challenges I teach how to turn old clothes into beautiful quilts, 

I share my 10 years experience in thrifty quilting, and together we'll learn to be more sustainable day by day. Kick Ass Quilts college is all about connection, inspiration, and learning.  

Kick Ass Testimonials

I didn't need to buy any specialist equipment and emphasis was on enjoying making something, rather than making something perfect

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Nikki Shaw

The written instructions were very clear to follow. The videos added that extra visual help that gave me confidence to finish the project.

Rita Bailey mini-quilt coaster  made in a nine patch pattern with a combination of red solid fabrics and fabric with autumn leaves
Rita Bailey

I have finished my very first quilt, and I am very pleased with it. I plan to gift it to my daughter, and I already have in mind some fabrics to make another one for myself.
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Angie Hale

What do you get with a subscription to quilt college?

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Current project: ' A Lap Quilt Sampler to Save the World' 

Prevent useable fabrics from going to landfills by making a lap quilt.

Use the old clothes that can't keep you warm any more, and turn them  into a Lap Quilt that will! A quilt Sampler is perfect to use a lot of discarded fabrics, while you learn basic quilt patterns and techniques to be uses in future upcycle projects. 

The name is chosen to show that a contribution to a better world can start  small. To prevent even one shirt from going to landfill is a tiny contribution to a better world! After this sampler project, lessons will delve into other quilt projects to upcycle old clothes based on the techniques learned.

Key features of Quilt College  

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Monthly new lessons

# Grow from a novice to a confident quilter month by month

# Learn through useful and fun projects.

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Quilt Community

# Ask questions, show off your work and find inspiration

# Find extra quilting resources to expand your knowledge

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Giving back

# Part of the profit goes to a good cause

# Twice a year we make quilts for orphanages in Kenya

Sample of the quilt courses

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Quilting from A-Z

# Basics of quilt making with application to different projects

# Make different quilt projects based on your style

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Techniques from the world

# Learn quilting techniques from all different continents

# How to use diverse blocks and techniques in your own quilts

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Sustainable quilting

# How to work with old clothes and challenging fabrics

# Where to find sustainable fabrics to work with and how

Additional benefits of Quilt College membership

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Discounts & early bird access

# First dips on other products such as the holiday and lectures

# Member discounts on all other products 

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Q&A with a quilter

# Monthly Q&A session to get feedback on your quilts

# Introduction to each month's new course 

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Quilt activism

# Fight for a sustainable future for all  through quilting 

# Contribute to make quilting cool again

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€ 120,- / year 

Membership Quilt College to upcycle and repurpose

  • Monthly new classes to upcycle clothes into quilted items
  • Community and Q&A to answer your quilt questions and to chat
  • Make quilting friends in the community and share ideas
  • Charity program to make quilts for the needy
  • Extra tips & tricks for sustainable quilting in the community

Quilt College is the most complete place to start your journey to learn to quilt by upcycling clothes and discarded fabrics.

The price is for a one-year membership and no automatic renewals. You decide if you want to stay another year. Give upcycle quilting a chance!

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I have just made my first quilt thanks to Rianne’s quilt college. So easy to follow instructions and well presented, with video tutorial for each step. Who knew fabric scraps could be so useful and no waste. I have a new hobby that’s for sure

Edna Peart

Questions? Check our FAQ 

College FAQ

Will the membership be automatically renewed?

No, you can decide every year whether you want to stay around in Quilt College. Although I hope you will stay of course

Do I need to be present at certain times to follow the lessons?

No! All the lessons are online and ready for you to go. The only event with a set date and time is the Q&A, but that is an extra feature not required to follow the lessons. You can always put your question in the community or see the recordings of the Q&A in the lessons section.

Can I pay a subscription through paypal?

Yes, select PayPal in the dropdown

Do I need any prior quilting or sewing experience?

No! This college is for absolute beginners, as well as for people who want to know more about sustainable or mindfull quilten.

What if I don't like quilting lessons?

We have a 14-day money back guarantee for the courses, and a 90-days guarantee for the subscription. No questions asked.

Although of course I hope you contact me before this time, so I can resolve any issues you might have

What if I finish all the lessons? Will I have nothing else to do?

Of course not! There will be new lessons every month. Also, take some time to explore the community and the additional resources shared there. Or interact with your fellow quilters in the community.

Is this college interesting for experienced quilters?

Yes! We not only focus on teaching a novel way of quilting that is less-burdensome of the environment. We also focus on creating a community of likeminded people based on the tradition of connection and togetherness in quilting. The challenges and projects would be most interesting for you as an experiences quilter

Are the lessons for machine or hand quilting?

Both! All our lessons show how to make the quilts both with and without sewing machine. In this way, everyone can participate

How long will the lessons take me?

This depends on the time you have available. However, the first lesson is made in such a way you can finish it within a month if you spend 30 minutes per day on it, and quicker if you work on a sewing machine.

There are 6 modules in total with 18 lessons and a bonus project. Together, the lessons give a comprehensive overview of basic quilting techniques. So you can apply that knowledge and create more quilts with it, once you've mastered the basic Quilting From A-Z lesson.

What is the price of the course in American dollar?

It is around $35. The exact price will be converted through the checkout based on current exchange rate by the payment provider. I cannot influence that

What is the price of the course in British Pounds?

The price is around £26-. The exact price will be calculated during checkout, and is based on current exchange rate. That is done by the payment provider and is something I cannot influence.

Which tools do I need?

Only basic sewing tools such as a needle, thread, scissor, graph paper and a ruler.

100% satisfaction

90 days money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the quilt lessons.

You made it to the bottom of this page, fantastic. I need determined people like you to make Sustainable Quilting big. Join me in Quilt College for €120,-

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