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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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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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Making Lavender Sachets

Lavender sachets are perfect for your linen drawer, delicates and gifting with a quilt.  It is very simple to make, and the kids can join in.  This is also a great way to teach future quilters how to sew a straight line.  You will be churning out dozens of these, so make sure you have …

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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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