Tag: patchwork

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As years go by, it is so easy to just do the things we always do.  During one of my community classes, one of my students asked me to show her how to do mitred corners on the borders of her quilt.  It made me realise how long ago it was since I did any…

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Scrappy Quilts I have been working on this “scrappy” quilt for about 2.5 years. I started it with a few scraps from another project, my intention was to was to make a couple of the blocks as a challenge. However, as you can see, I got carried away and have had to buy yardage as…

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I was lucky enough to be sent a F8th bundle from Groves of these gorgeous new fabrics, they have been giving me all the summer vibes with the rich and vibrant colours, they feel amazing and were a joy to work with. This collection is available in precuts as well as by the metre from…

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A technique I like to use is Crazy Quilting. I made several jackets in this technique. First I sort my scraps in the desired colours, see an earlier post in these series. Start on a base of fusible interfacing cut roughly in the shape of the pattern piece you are working on. Pin the scraps…

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Let’s talk about colour. When I was little it was not done to combine red and green. Do you remember things like that? Jacket by Oscar de la Renta You probably have your favourite colours. Of course you can use whatever you like and forget about colour completely and make a scrap jacket filled with…

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Spring is in the air! Well, you would’t think so when you feel the cold outside, but anyways. We see a lot of patchwork jackets around and perhaps you would like to try your hand at making one yourself ? Let’s have a look at some jackets. Jacket by Carolyn Johnson Jacket by Dior Jacket by…

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Richard Cook posted a fabulous picture of an interesting quilt onto the UK Quilters Facebook Group so we asked him to tell his story.   In his own words: We all like to celebrate anniversaries – birthdays and marriages especially. But some anniversaries can be painful as they are associated to a date with an unpleasant…

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We are always looking for quicker ways to create our quilts.  I can remember when I first started my quilting journey, making one half square triangle was a great accomplishment.  Then came two at a time, four at a time and 8 at a time. I’m in the process of updating one of my online…

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Brother or any of its subsidiaries. I write this purely from the end user prospective. Any views in this blog are my own. Christmas is literally days away. And I have been busy tearing my hair out and doing my usual headless chicken act. Unlike other years I have…

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If you are new to FPP instructions and patterns can be quite daunting, especially if you have picked a design aimed at more experienced quilters. So, this tutorial aims to be beginner friendly and will start with a very simple block. One of the main reasons for liking FPP is it keeps cutting to a…