Author: Louisa

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I’m so proud to have been involved in the setting up of Middlesbrough’s newest creative space, TeesCreatives. The brainchild of Jen – a friend as addicted to dressmaking as I am to quilting, her plan was to offer a space where fellow sewists can come and learn, develop their skills and be sewcial with like-minded…

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So who’s started making for Christmas yet?? What? I hear you cry, already?? Or maybe you’re one of those who make all year round… I’m so envious of those who start making projects and gifts in January and by November they’ve made table mats, runners, wall hangings and even quilts for the whole family, wow!…

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As you may have seen on Pinterest or Instagram, English paper-piecing is currently taking the quilting world by storm, and in particular fussy-cut EPP. In this technique, each of the paper shapes are cut from identical areas of a fabric, often creating a kaleidoscope-type pattern. This technique is often seen with straight edged shapes such…

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I am always in awe of new piecing techniques that actually seem so simple you’re amazed someone hadn’t thought of it years ago! One of my favourites is piecing patchwork blocks together and then cutting them up  to create a whole new block, and perhaps the most popular of these is the disappearing nine-patch. The…

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I have greatly admired these two stars of modern quilting for quite a while now, and their first collaboration in book form has certainly been worth the wait! Not only are Tula Pink and Angela Walters so passionate about their work, but also about the quilting community as a whole. The first chapter ‘Guardians of…

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Are you looking for a lovely long-term project to get stuck into over 2018, maybe something you can do in front of the TV or on a long journey? Have you heard of curved English paper-piecing? Let me introduce you to Sewmotion’s Curve Motion Medallion Quilt. Having made one too many hexagons, I started to…

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I’m Louisa, lifetime maker around my old publishing day job, and now full-time quilter and designer. I started my business Sewmotion in 2014 and have been slowly growing over the last couple of years – you may have seen me at a recent quilt show selling my quilt kits and pre-cuts. I’m obsessed with colour…