Category Archives: Daily Hints and Tips

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…

Mending

I showed you a couple of my jackets. I recently noticed quite some wear and tear on some of them. Not too strange when you take into account they were made in the early 2000s. It’s mainly the silk parts that are deteriorating, probably from laundering but also from simply wearing. Here you can see…