quilting patterns

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.

Have you noticed the new quilt pattern trend?

I enjoy quilting, no, I love quilting. I could very well sleep next to my quilt machine so that it’s right there if I wake up in the middle of the night with an urge to quilt. Yes, that’s me. Which also means that I want a pattern at weird times, and I don’t want to wait for the courier.

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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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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Cathedral Window

Cathedral Window was inspired by the historic church stain glass windows.  The quilt block became popular in the United States in the 1930s.  Every block is made using a folded patchwork technique similar to origami.  A fabric square or circle is folded and stitched to reveal a contrasting fabric on the other side. There are …

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