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Road Test: Janome MC6700P Professional Sewing Machine

There is no one sewing machine that is right for everyone. The purchaser of a new sewing machine needs to contemplate the requirements that they consider to be essential, and what features are on the different sewing machines. If you’re a serious quilter, the new Janome MC6700P should be on your list for consideration. Driven by […]

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Road Test: Pineapple Trim Tool Mini Quilt by Creative Grids

Driven by Michelle Marvig The Log Cabin block is a classic in the quilting world. It is very versatile and when colours and values are changed, dramatically different looks can be achieved. It also has two just as popular and adaptable variations: Courthouse Steps and Pineapple Log Cabin. I have been quilting for 26 years […]

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How do they do it? Judy’s Rainbow by Betty Busby

Judy’s Rainbow by Betty Busby Size: 46in x 70in How did you come up with the idea for the quilt? The title originates from the person who commissioned this piece. It refers both to the spectrum of colours that lichen comes in, and the gorgeous rainbows that she can see from her new home in Hawaii. […]

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Showing and Telling – How to Start Quilting

There’s no need to feel overwhelmed by all the tools, materials and skills required for patchwork and quilting. It’s more manageable than you think. Just decide what kind of quilter you want to be (or which project you’d like to make), follow our few simple leads and you’re on your way. By Elizabeth Newton   […]

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Quick Stitch: Little House Lavender Sachets

Two of life’s lovelies – cosy cottages and gloriously fragrant lavender. Julie Nyanyo doubles up on delights with her sweet lavender sachets. They’re simple to make and scent-sational! What you need: Cream felted wool or wool felt Scraps of small-scale print fabric 14cm (51/2in) narrow ribbon Stranded embroidery cottons Embroidery needle Dried lavender Sewing machine […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Free-Motion Quilting with a Cross Hatch Stencil

Take one cross hatch stencil and a free-motion foot… We’ve looked at using a walking foot and a one-inch cross-hatch stencil to create interesting quilting designs and textures in a previous blog post. In this blog post, we look at using a free-motion foot and the same stencil to undertake free-motion quilting. By Deborah Louie With all […]

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FREE Softie Pattern: Make these Adorable Koalas!

Delilah Iris has created this adorable koala softie pattern, and we’re passing it on to you for FREE! Who doesn’t want a tiny, felty koala to call their own? This softie pattern is complete in 8 simple steps! Koala Softie Pattern You will need: White and coloured wool felt plus a scrap of black Pair of small […]

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Watch our FREE Long-arm Quilting Class

The hardest decision in the whole quilt making process is often quilting the final product. We’ve created an online long-arm quilting class, led by the talented Michele Turner and bursting with quilting tips! The class is perfect for those struggling to understand long-arm quilting and the different types of quilting which can be used in quilt […]

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Build a Quilt Design Wall for your Workspace

If you can’t stand back and see your planned configuration of quilt blocks, how can you judge the balance and symmetry? Build yourself a quilt design wall, and the problem vanishes. But how do you go about it? Samantha Dorn shows you, step by easy step. ­­ A design wall is a fabulous tool for […]

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Crochet Coasters: A Quick Stitch Project Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle

Use your crochet skills to turn something as ordinary as a coaster into a work of art! Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle, these crochet coasters are an intermediate skill-level quick stitch. Photos by Anette Wetzel-Grolle. What you need: 8 ply (DK) cotton yarn in light grey, medium grey, peach, light orange, light yellow and light beige; 4.50mm […]