placemats for christmas

Placemats for Christmas

I’ve made some placemats for Christmas celebrations.  The designs used are “Folk Christmas Redwork” . The finished size of each placemat is approximately 13″ x 18″. Using the diagram, this is for 1 placemat: Fat quarter 1/8 yard 1/8 yard 1/8 yard 1/8 yard Using the diagram, cut the following for a single placemat: Square […]

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Baby quilt

Here is a quick baby quilt using a very simple design. In this case, I used blocks, no batting, and flannel for the backing.  It is soft, not bulky, and great for swaddling baby.  Perfect for a newborn, and great for a baby shower gift. Perhaps add a burp cloth with matching fabric? You will […]

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quilting a story

Quilting a story

Quilting a story is an art.  Art quilting takes many forms, and is influenced by many factors.  I am influenced by news and events, current affairs, politics and my own emotions.  This particular quilt is therapeutic. Someone’s War tells the story of Someone’s struggle with mental health and depression. The background for the quilt is […]

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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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Colour theory for quilters

The choice and combination of colours and prints on quilt fabric can make or break your quilt. To make this a bit easier to understand, we first need to take a look at colour theory. When it comes to colour, the best advice that can be given to any quilter is to use colours that […]

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Quilt Sizes – How to measure for the best fit

Quilt sizes have been a topic of much discussion in quilting circles, and when you do a search for this on the internet you get a lot of different answers. Some quilters’ opinions vary by many inches, some in a single direction, some in both. This can make it difficult to estimate what size batting […]

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Double Wedding Ring Designs and tutorial

Here is an easy double wedding ring pattern and design.  The design is completely stitched out without any appliqué or patchwork, and you can then combine the blocks to create a beautiful quilt top.   The blocks used for this table runner is 8 x 8″.  The 5 x 7″ design will require more blocks to […]

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