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Binding is one of my favourite parts of making a quilt, when you get rid of all those untidy frayed edges and hide them away forever inside the binding. There are several ways to finish off your quilt but this is my favourite. For small quilts I like to use this size…cut 2 1/4″ strips…

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Plastic clips have been around for some years now. I find them particularly useful for holding my binding over when sewing it down by hand so when Clover were kind enough to send me a set of their Wonder Clips to try out, I was keen to have a play with them. Clover Wonder Clips…

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Repair, Reuse, Recycle, Renew Good quality towels tend to come at a price, especially if you are looking at bath sheets. You want them to last a long time and quite often, the binding on the edging starts to fray long before the body of the towel begins to deteriorate. In this climate of making…

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Search Press describe themselves as “The world’s finest art and craft books”, and Sarah Payne’s Quilt School certainly is deserving of this description. This is an ideal book for those starting out on their quilting journey. For someone like me (I consider myself to be an experienced quilter – I’ve been quilting for over 20…

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Most quilts need a binding and there are several ways to bind a quilt, this is my favourite way showing half an inch on the front when complete. Cut strips 3 1/2″ wide and join strips diagonally. Trim off at 1/4″. Press seams open. Fold in half and press. Calculate roughly how much you need…

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Well, before starting to write a Blog on Flange Binding, I did a search and found two Blogs that contained the word ‘Flange’. One was by Ruth Garner for her beautiful Northern Lights Mini Quilt that she made for this years’ UKQU Swap and the other was by our Founder of UKQU, Juliet Nice. From…

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Hi, I’m Devi and have been invited to contribute a blog or tutorial. This blog/tutorial first appeared on my website at the end of last year and may have been seen by a few of you already.  Since writing it people with far more experience of quilting that I have told me that the method…

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Wondering how much fabric you need to back your quilt? – try this one found by Ruth Burns Warren. Twin is what Americans a single bed. Why do they squeeze twins in a single bed? Bit mean surely?! 😉  

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Ok, so as a beginner the mitred corner may seem daunting but it really is very simple. The best way to learn, I’ve found, is by demonstration so I have prepared the following photos of the process. Study them and then read the following and it should, I hope, make sense. This set of images…

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Seeing the beautiful Japanese fabrics at the Edinburgh Quilt Show in 2015 was the trigger point that inspired my passion for patchwork and quilting. How could I possibly resist working with these fabulous fabrics? I’m Val Brooks, born in Abingdon too many years ago to remember, and I learnt to sew at school by an inspirational…