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Debbie Becker

Debbie Becker has been quilting since 1987. She is a partner with her husband Ed and together they own Bernina Durban North.

She has written two small Quick Quilt publications. Debbie has been teaching patchwork and quilting methods since 1989 after a trip to the USA gave her the boost and confidence to start teaching quilting in Durban.

Debbie's range of patchwork templates 'Itza DebbieThing' was launched as a result of many pupils asking for ready-made and easy-to-use templates. These products save vast amounts of time, are accurate and ensure perfect piecing.

Debbie's love of colour and shape allow her students to develop the confidence to create their own style and design pieces.
Debbie qualified as a SAQG teacher in July 2015.

Folksy Lap Quilt

Join Debbie for this appliqué and patchwork class with a difference. During the course you will create eight naive appliqué blocks using sewing machine accessories and different appliqué techniques. You will also piece eight 6” blocks using three of Debbie’s ItzaDebbie Thing packages – you don’t need to own them to try them out! The lap-size quilt top will be put together and if time allows you will be able to quilt the quilt during Sunday morning’s session. The binding will be a fold over from the backing.

A preorder kit will be available to purchase @ R450 to save you time. The colour of this kit will be navy and cream fabrics.


*Sewing machine in good working order

*Extension cord


*Small cutting mat

*18mm rotary cutter

*45mm rotary cutter

*Sewing machine accessories – presser feet, including tailor tacking foot, open embroidery foot, button sew on foot, couching presser feet (Bernina #22/25)

*ItzaDebbiething packages – 4-Patch, 9-Patch, Curves (Debbie will bring packages for sale and for using during the classes)


*Small scissors

*Curved safety pins or spray glue

*6½”patchwork square ruler

*24” or 12” quilters’ ruler

*Hand needles - easy threading

*Threads – bring a selection of colours to fit your chosen colour scheme – Mettler Silk Finish, Isacord, Mettler Cotton embroidery thread, variegated thread, other brands of thread which can be mixed into the range

The following is only necessary if you are NOT buying the kit:

*Appliqué paper

*Variety of buttons

*Threads for couching – DMC embroidery thread, crochet cotton no. 5, thin wool etc

*100% cotton fabric
At least 2-3 pieces of each of light, medium and dark - 30cm or fat quarters for blocks and appliqué

*Border fabric – 35cm

*Backing - 80cm

*Batting – 80cm



*Backing fabric

*100% cotton fabric - roughly 2,8 meters

*Couching threads

*Variety of buttons


*Border fabric – 35cm

*Backing - 80cm paper

The colour of this kit will be navy and cream fabrics.