Tag: octagons

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The octagon and its tessellating square was a popular design in tiled floors as well as quilts – the kitchen floor in my last (Victorian) house had such a design with terracotta octagons and black squares. In Hannah Hauxwell’s collection of quilts was a red, white and blue one made from large octagons and squares.…

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I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for ways to improve my own techniques.   Precise cutting is important to make sure what you see in your head translates to the quilt you are making and Clover are known for making specialist templates to help us with both our piecing and quilting.  There’s…

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Suppose you have seen a picture of a quilt – you’ve fallen in love with it, you want to make it, but there isn’t a pattern. Don’t despair – you can work it out yourself. It may not be the same size as the original but that doesn’t matter because it will be the size…