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How to make cloth leaders

Cloth leaders for quilting machines? Yes, they’re those things that longarmers use to attach the quilt to so that we can roll it onto the bars. Thing is that these can get real dirty, real quick, and experience has taught me that the manufacturer ones shrink when you wash them! I’ll let you know what …

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Making masks

Quilters’ coffee is over on Facebook on Tuesdays. Follow us there, or catch the recording here. This week I show you some fabric available and share some plans.

Bring joy to an essential worker

We’re still in lockdown in South Africa, and personally, I have been struggling.  How have you been coping?  Do you have kids at home, young ones, older ones?  Are they doing their schoolwork?  I must admit that I am really lucky in that my kids are doing their schoolwork, and then enjoying the outdoors (we …

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Quilting on lines

Quilting on lines may seem intimidating to some quilters, heck, it even makes me all tense.  There are ways around this using tools that are available on the market.  In this video, I quilt the cockatoo that I traced from the printable available in the store. The rulers I use in this video are: Handi …

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Marking a wholecloth quilt

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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