Tag: #Blocks

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Those of us who have been patching (or quilting) for far too long blithely use all sorts of terms that may not be quite so obvious to those just discovering quilting. One of those is ‘block’. A related term is ‘unit’ which I explained in a previous post. I aim to explain what we mean…

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A query that frequently crops up on UKQU Facebook posts is ‘What is this . . . block/quilt design called?’ and is usually followed by ‘Where can I find the pattern?’ or ‘How can I make it?’. Sometimes these queries are answered in the comments, sometimes not – or (occasionally) perhaps not as helpfully as…

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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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There are thousands upon thousands of envelopes used every day, for business and personal use and a vast array of envelopes of every colour and size.  They’ve certainly come a long way since they were first used as earliest records say that the Ancient Chinese and the Babylonian’s used clay to protect messages. Around 2,000…