Category Archives: Techniques & Tutorials

Puzzle Quilt Block 2 Schoolgirl’s Puzzle

Like last month’s block (Clay’s Choice) this month’s is based on a 4-patch grid and is made just from squares and half-square triangles. Take care when you are making these triangle units – accurate cutting and accurate quarter inch seam allowances are a start but there is a reason all patterns tell you to press…

Adventures of an Inexperienced Quilter – How did I get into this?

Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

English Paper Piecing, A Bit of History and a Tip

English Paper Piecing (otherwise known as EPP): The technique of folding fabric over paper templates and hand sewing together. The paper template makes sure that the blocks are accurate and makes it easier for angled pieces to fit together. This is not to be confused with Foundation Paper Piecing. Foundation Paper Piecing:This is where the…

Skilful Skyful Part 3: Flying Geese

I’m going to share all the tips and tricks for making and using Flying Geese units in this, the third instalment of my Skilful Skyful series. Finished Flying Geese unit These little units crop up in lots of blocks, and also in borders. They have a large triangle flanked by two smaller triangles, and always…

MMMM… Mildred’s Marvelous Meandering Musings. “Eyeballing it!”

Mildred is my bright blue Citroen C3 Picasso, who used to be driven by my late 93 yr old mother. Mildred is a bit like me ….getting on a bit in age, strange shape, usually reliable and has attitude with a capital kick ass “A” …. Mildred is more than somewhat tetchy at the moment…