Tag: triangles

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Last time I muttered in passing about designing ‘blocks’ using hexagons and diamonds and decided to leave them to one side as I am not a hand-piecer. However, my good friend and partner in quilting crime, Barbara Chainey (the other half of ChrisandBarbaraquilts) is a hand-piecer and has often asked me to use EQ to…

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve seen something and thought, ‘Why have I not tried this method before? Well, if you are like me you’ve either never seen it or never really taken notice of something right under your nose when you have been searching for tips/ideas. I was looking for…

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Have you ever thought about how useful the internet is? I’m sure you have – after all, you are reading this blog! I have no doubt that you have also used the internet to source fabric, research patterns and ideas, and to communicate with other like-minded people. There is no doubt that the internet is…

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I’m very excited at being asked to review the beautiful ‘Eastern Botanicals’ fabric collection, designed by Sarah Payne for the Craft Cotton Company on behalf of UKQU.co.uk. This printed 100% cotton fabric features cranes, bunches of flowers, blossoms, seed heads and flower blenders and was inspired by Sarah Payne’s visit to India & Nepal. Influenced…

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In my blogs here I am trying to show the various units that make up most of the patchwork blocks we find in quilts – units such as half-square triangles (HST), quarter-square triangles (QST) and Flying Geese. Once we know how to make these units, in whatever size we choose, then making blocks – either…

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Create a wonderful array of patchwork and quilting designs with these easy to use templates from Sew Easy. Made from 100% acrylic using laser cut technology, all three templates include a ¼” seam allowance and are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced quilters. 90° Triangle Templates Used for marking and cutting out strips,…

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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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Back in March the sampler quilt / technique of the month students looked at Quarter-square triangles (or QST for short). We explored the different ways of making them and some of the blocks they are used in. You can find a free downloadable tutorial to make these units here. Have a look at You Tube…