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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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Stories in the Seams – Tales of Antique Textiles and Quilts

Helen L. Sheppard Dounce Crazy Quilt By Virginia Vis — Volunteer Curatorial Assistant, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Elaborate, complex, decorative — gaudy? The beauty of a crazy quilt is in the eye of the beholder. They’re composed of irregular-shaped fabric pieces sewn either to a foundation fabric or to each other in a […]

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Discover Laura Petrovich-Cheney and her quilt-like Sculptures

Laura Petrovich-Cheney creates sculptures that are just like patchwork quilts, except she swaps fabric for wood, rotary cutters for power tools and stitches for glue. Using salvaged wood pieces as her raw material, she makes art from what would otherwise end up as landfill. Written by Janai Velez. Photography by Wayne Hollendonner (quilts) and Dina Kantor […]

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Meet Designers Natalie Bird and Sarah Hanson

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Natalie Bird from The Birdhouse, and Sarah Hanson from Dolls and Daydreams! Natalie Bird On quilting… “When I found patchwork, I found my place in the world.” My personal style is… “Homely – a bit folksy. A lot of my designs […]

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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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Meet Designers Natashia Curtin and Robyn Hicks

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy PROJECT designers and contributors! This week we meet Natashia Curtin from Smee Designs, and Robyn Hicks from Yummy Yarn and Co! Natashia Curtin On stitching… “Stitching is also an awesome mechanism for getting out of washing the floor as often as I should.” My personal style is… “Diva cockatoos, […]

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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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Meet Designers Sandra Paul and Sue Belleli

Be inspired by our truly amazing Cosy designers and contributors. This week we get to know Sandra Paul and Sue Belleli! Sandra Paul On Crochet… “Crochet is very relaxing – the rhythm of it is so soothing. It gives me a lot of joy.” My First Time Crocheting… “ … I was all fingers and […]

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ANZAC Special: Quilts Stitched by Soldiers at War

On ANZAC Day we remember the contribution, suffering and sacrifice of Australian and New Zealander soldiers. Quilt-making on the battlefields seems an unlikely idea, but soldiers at war hand-stitched all of the quilts featured in this post. They did so during lulls in the fighting. Quilting was a form of therapy for soldiers recuperating from war wounds or held in prisoner-of-war […]