Foundation piecing

Foundation piecing is the primary method we use to develop our patchwork in the hoop blocks.  It is a great method for piecing intricate blocks where the number of pieces could result in inaccurate measurements. When I think of foundation, I think of the first step in creating a building.  Much the same way, foundation […]

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quilt in a day four steps to one great quilt

How to make a quilt in a day

Have you ever tried making a quilt in one day?  I have a simple pattern and full details on how you can do just that! 1 Layer cake or 42 10″ x 10″ swatches of fabric Rotary cutter Cutting mat Quilter’s ruler You will need fabric for binding – the finished quilt measures 55″ x […]

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Family ties

How to make a men’s neck ties quilt

A men’s ties quilt is the perfect memory quilt.  Some time ago, I decided to take my father’s old ties and make something memorable with it.  Very few companies in South Africa require men to wear ties any more, and dad has also been retired for a while. It was interesting to discover that some […]

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Heatwaves and other waves

We are experiencing a massive heatwave in the country at the moment. It is simply too hot to be anywhere that is not air conditioned or in the pool! My sewing room does not fall into either category and thus I am not doing anything new in there. I started an impromptu quilt top, and […]

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