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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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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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Quilting Cityscape

Cityscape is a printed quilt top available from my online shop.  I have added a video showing the detail of what I did on the quilt.  Here are some tips to help you further.   Cityscape has a lot of straight lines that will be great to use with a walking foot on your domestic …

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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 Fabric loves a purpose

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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