Quilting

Appliqué on traced designs

Appliqué is one of those quilter passions that I believe we all enjoy.  There is some accuracy involved, but you can quickly and easily create a beautiful quilt top. In this video I show you how I used Magnificent Ellie Elephant to create an appliqué design by tracing the pieces of the traced pattern.  Try …

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Copyright and fair pattern use

Digital design fair use and copyright is a very interesting, though sometimes controversial topic that most people try to avoid because they don’t want to find themselves on the wrong side of it. Or they’re too scared to talk about this because let’s face it, some forms of copyright breach have somehow become socially acceptable, …

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Transferring patterns to fabric

A wonderful new range of printables is available, and especially useful at this point in time. They are simple to download, print and use to make your own wholecloth quilts or experiment with fabric painting.  And you can keep the kids busy too! You will need some sticky tape to stick the printed pages together, …

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How do I quilt Hexagon Party

The quilt top featured in this video is Kirsti and is available in the online store. I used Sid throughout, which is a ruler designed by Angela Walters.  It is widely available from most quilt stores, and also directly from Angela’s website. Hexagon Party uses three hexagon blocks arranged in a floraly like pattern.  I …

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Leftover Quilts

Leftover quilts are what I call those tops made from bits and pieces of patchwork blocks, binding and fabric that didn’t make it to the original quilt.  Kinda like stash-busting doing improv piecing, but using the fabric that coordinates and is too much for the scrap bucket. The quilt I’m featuring in this post had …

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Positively positive

Positively positive plays with the plus block that is simple to make using strips of light and dark fabric. I had a set of half metre fabrics in my stash from the same collection, and I decided to use those for this project. 6 half metre fabrics that coordinate 2 dark 2 light medium/dark for …

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Racing with strips

Racing around to get a quilt for a gift, or just something to do in an afternoon to keep you out of mischief?  This is the one for you.  Better known as a Jelly Roll Race, this is the easiest quilt you will ever make! The finished size is approximately 61″ x 52″ What do …

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Planning with a digital planner

Digital planning is taking what you would normally have in your paper planner or filofax and making it digital, on your tablet.  To get started I created Quilter’s digital planner for myself, and after I spent so much time on making it I was thinking that maybe others will enjoy it as well. I have …

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