Tag: Rulers

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I was lucky enough to be chosen to review a product recently and I duly received a package containing two rulers, Sew Easy 60 Degree Triangle and Sew Easy Half Diamond. Like most quilters I have more than one ruler but I have very few speciality rulers so was keen to see what I thought…

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This quilting addiction started in July 2014 when my husband asked if I would like to go with him on one of his flying events – they would be camping in a field. The only facility would be a portaloo! At first this did not seem very appealing and I thought I needed to take…

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The brilliant people at Clover have come up with a clever new ruler to help us draft our own patterns or blocks.   This pliable ruler adds a new dimension to scaling and drafting sewing and knitting patterns, marking up curved shapes and drawing true 45° bias lines with precision. Thanks to its green zone,…

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HAND QUILTING or MACHINE QUILTING Today I want to talk to you about my thoughts on Hand Quilting and Machine Quilting Let me get one thing straight up front. Personally I Love Hand Quilting And I love Machine Quilting (All kinds) Do you Hand Quilt? Look at those fabulous hand quilted spirals on my Welsh…

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To those who have not met or heard of Kelly Cline, here’s a link to her biography.    Here Kelly introduces her favourite quilt.   “Champagne and Caviar”, is the title I’ve given to this spectacular quilt! It began as a 100 year old, silk embroidered tablecloth, purchased from an estate sale. Unfortunately, I have…

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Something new to try! Generously provided by EQS and thanks to UKQU.co.uk  for kindly giving me the opportunity to write this product review for the June Tailor Shape Cut Slotted Ruler 12″ x 12″ The actual Slotted Ruler measures 16 ½ inch square and is made of good quality flexible plastic/acrylic. At each end of…

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There have been a few strings on social media about how to keep rulers and templates tidy.   Sew Easy have come up with a clever, affordable idea for us all. The ideal storage solution to keep rulers and templates tidy, organised and protected from scratches. This wall-mountable design has built-in fixing slots on the back…

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In the last blog I left you part way through the painting of the dragon. Finishing that bit was only half the journey. One this was finished all the background and the outer edge finishing had to be done. So, back onto the frame it went. I wanted the background to have a meaning to…

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This is the third Silesian template review in the series. Please read the first review….. if you have not already done so, this explains how to use the rulers. You’ll find the review here – https://ukqu.co.uk/silesian-templates-ruler-work/ you can also find out more information on the website www.silesianquilt.com This time I’m exploring the hexagon templates, once…

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I have reviewed Silesian Templates previously and if you haven’t read that review I’d recommend reading it before starting this one. In the previous review I explained how to use the rulers and the FMQ Grip. You’ll find the previous review here – https://ukqu.co.uk/silesian-templates-ruler-work/ Margaret from silesianquilt.com sent me a 4 ½” heart template which fits…

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Using rulers to help you with free motion quilting – it really IS still FMQ! After my start in free motion quilting (FMQ) (see my first blog on FMQ), while I was encouraged at what I’d done, I still felt very limited by my artistic skills to what I’d like to be able to do.…