Tag: squares

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Actually I did kind of know I possessed it, I just hadn’t seen it since I moved some years ago and couldn’t think what I might have done with it. Several of my old quilts went to Barbara Chainey for safekeeping but I knew I hadn’t handed this one over. During the Christmas holidays my…

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This unit is sometimes called Diamond in a Square as it essentially a square, turned on point (hence ‘diamond’) inside another square. It is found in a wide variety of blocks, usually in the corners or the centre, and is useful as a ‘spacer’ block between busier blocks and as a border unit – either…

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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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I’m way past beginner, but a little afraid to embrace being an intermediate quilter. When I let it, it gets quite scary, tackling techniques and patterns for the first time without anyone on hand to teach or show me. I must have mentioned that quilting isn’t very popular in my part of Africa, us ‘natives’…

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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…
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Hello everyone…Miriam here. I’m an Architect turned stay-at-home wife and mother to two beautiful girls and a baby boy. I live in Africa, in a country with no culture or history of quilting, quilt shops, guilds or workshops, but somehow I fell in love with quilts and quilting and after months of drooling over the…