Category Archives: Techniques & Tutorials

Starting hand quilting: Part 7: Transferring the design

There are three main ways to copy a design onto your fabric: Tracing the design onto the fabric from a paper copy. This must be done before layering. Drawing the design through the gaps in a stencil (purchased or home-made). Can be done before or after layering. Drawing around a solid template (purchased, home-made from…

N.S.F.W. – No Sewing For Weeks (Tales of a Part time Quilter) – Up-cycling Boro Style

Hi there everyone I hope you are getting the opportunity to enjoy all this lovely weather. I was recently researching new ways to use up my scraps, when I found a few articles about Boro. According to the V&A website, the word boro is “derived from the Japanese boroboro, meaning something tattered or repaired”. The technique…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration

The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…