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Tips for reading a quilt pattern

Quilt patterns can prove challenging for beginners and for seasoned quilters. There’s a lot of new lingo if you’re just starting out, and sometimes this can get a bit confusing. Along with my glossary (have you started collecting the posts on social media yet?), you’ll not only know what terms mean, but with these tips …

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How to make a quilted bag

I love a nice bag. And I love quilting. Put the two together and you have love over your shoulder. Here’s how I made a quilted bag with a standard pattern.

How to care for your new quilt

Caring for you quilt is as important as making the quilt. After all, you’ve spent a lot of time, money and patience making it.

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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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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