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Once you move on from simple squares to more interesting patchwork designs, you may run into a few problems when stitching smaller units together into a block. For example, have you ever joined a square to a Flying Geese unit, and wondered why the square is sticking out at the bottom…….? It’s tempting at this…

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How important is it that your quilt is ‘perfect’? Do all the points and seams have to match exactly? Does your colour choice have to meet with universal approval? Should your stitch-in-the ditch stay there and never deviate? Should your quilting stitches be beautifully even and neat and accurate? Or, alternatively, why are you making…

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Perfect points make your patchwork look so great. It’s what we all want, but how do you achieve it? Read on – and download a free summary or a free one-page try-out pattern if you would like to keep this for future reference. Catherine Wheel – pattern available from my Shop Pressing diagonal seams It…

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You’ve seen a lovely quilt you would like to make; you have managed to break the design down and seen it is made from a number of Flying Geese units. But what size? Flying Geese units are traditionally made one at a time by stitching two small half-square triangles to the shorter sides of one…

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Achieving perfect points in patchwork is a great goal. The key involves knowing when to break one of the rules that you may have been taught! Beginners are often taught to “always press behind the darker fabric” – to avoid the possibility of a “shadow” showing through the paler fabric. This is still a good,…

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Well how are we enjoying the new website, the Bloggers are fab and so diverse, the shops are so tempting as are the free patterns. So far I have signed up for the Mystery Quilt by Abbieanne (Click here) and am excitedly awaiting its arrival. I have also joined in to The Block of the…

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The one thing everyone wants are sharp points and an accurate quilt.   Even the most experienced amongst us strive to achieve this. We can have as many gadgets and gizmos as we like, but at the end of the day it’s attention to detail .. accuracy .. that counts.   Rushing things will not help at…