longarm quilting

How to start quilting with rulers

With so many choices on the market, it can be difficult to decide which quilting rulers to buy.  Over time you will collect many rulers but there are a few that will make creating quilt motifs with rulers a joy.

Never ending lines

Creating designs using circles can have interesting results. Here are a few examples.

Dramatic effects with stencils

Quilt stencils have been a handy tool for quilters on both domestic and longarm machines for years. But do you choose details or frameworks?

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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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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