Foundation paper piecing (FPP) is a technique used in quilting, where a pattern is printed or drawn onto a piece of paper. Fabric is then sewn onto the paper, following the lines of the pattern, in a specific order. Once all the fabric pieces have been sewn onto the paper, the paper is removed, and […]
quilting tutorials for beginners
The bug has bitten, and you’re eager to get going on your patchwork and quilting journey. With so many tools on the market, what is it that you really need? Well, my fellow quilter, here’s the answer to your question. Rotary Cutter These babies come in various sizes and shapes, but you simply cannot go
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
Quilting feathers my friends! It’s not as difficult as you think. But before your get to doing that: On a domestic machine, add your background quilting after you’ve completed the centre shapes. Background quilting can be any of your favourite motifs, heck, I’d suggest a meander. Your biggest concern and question is going to be
Last week I shared the first part of quilting Blooming Stripes. If you want to quilt along, you can purchase the panel or the appliqué pattern and enjoy a stitch-along. Invite some friends, and have a quilty party!
Quilting Blooming Stripes or any digitally printed panel is really no different to quilting a standard quilt top, except for all the advantages of straight lines, perfect appliqué, no snagging on thick seams and no ripping of fabric – eek!