More quilt tools from my toolbox

Quilting tools come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Some are more useful than others, and some are a duplication of another.  This is the second in the series on the tools that I keep in my toolbox.  You can read the first instalment here. Let’s take a look at the secondary tools – …

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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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Quilting Iron

Your choice of quilting iron is as important as your choice in fabric.  The pressing of your patchwork seams will affect your quilt patchwork and the quilting itself.  Bulky seams, incorrect nesting and seams that are not crisp will result in bubbling and difficulty in quilting patterns on your quilt top. My ideal quilting iron …

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Quilting Fabric

Quilting fabric is available in a variety of colours and fibres.  Quilting originated out of necessity, and the quilters of the olden days certainly didn’t have much choice in the fabric they used.  The advantage of those days were, however, that they didn’t have synthetic fibres.  They used silks, linen and cotton, mostly the remnants of …

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Going long-arm!

My new baby arrived and she is awesome! Took some putting together for the encoders, and she is remarkably heavy so don’t try and lift it on your own.  I then took some time going through the Bernina frame instructions again, but I’ve got my first testing quilt going. Testing quilt you ask?  Yes, well …

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