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Road Test by Michelle Marvig: Cork Fabric

Driven by Michelle Marvig It is amazing how many things change in the patchwork industry! When I started there were fewer fabric companies, less choice of fabric, smaller machines, no internet. Today we are spoilt for choice, with more fabric than any shop can stock, tools and notions to make our lives easier, and inspiration […]


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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Road Test: Aster and Anne Felt Bag Kit

Driven by Michelle Marvig The art of quilting definitely goes through stages, or fashionable fads, when it comes to colours and styles. However, if you are looking to try some fashionable stitching for a non-quilt project, you might like to try making a handbag. While some of us come from a dressmaking background, and curves, […]

Square Tuffet by Quilter's Cocoon

Road Test: Square Tuffet by Quilter’s Cocoon

Driven by Michelle Marvig Quilters are creative people. Most are involved in multiple crafts, or have at least tried other crafts. Our quilts may keep us warm, but they also add colour and pattern to our houses. They are also integral to our home decorating. For years I have been looking for a new footstool […]

Craf-Tex and In-R-Form

Craf-Tex and In-R-Form by Bosal Foam and Fiber

Driven by Michelle Marvig I love how my quilts add colour and texture to my home. I once removed all the hanging quilts from the walls as I needed to showcase them at a trunk show. My husband’s first comment to me when I arrived home was that our house seemed cold and bland without […]


Meet multi-talented designer Mary Koval

Mary Koval, quilt collector; dealer; fabric designer and lover of textiles chats with Michelle Marvig I am extremely lucky to visit Houston every year with the Travelrite / Quilters Companion tour. My first stop on Preview Night is always the many antique quilt stalls that are scattered among the other retail stands on the show […]

Shape Cut Plus by June Tailor

Shape Cut Plus by June Tailor

Driven by Michelle Marvig The Shape Cut Plus is just one in a series of rulers in this style by June Tailor. The rulers are made of a heavy plastic that is firm, but not rigid like your normal rulers. They have a succession of slots along their length, into which you place your rotary […]


Q’nique 14+ Mid-arm Quilting Machine Driven By Michelle Marvig

Constructing the quilt top is only half of our journey towards completing a quilt. The quilting of the three layers is integral to the finished look of the project. Big quilts can be hard to handle on a domestic machine and bigger machines can make this job easier. I recently played on the Q’nique 14+ […]

We Test Drive the Add-A-Miter Binding Template

Road Test: The Add-A-Miter Binding Template

Have you considered using the Add-A-Miter binding template, but been unsure if the product would be right for you and your projects? You can now make an informed decision, as the talented Michelle Marvig has road tested it for you! There are several steps in making any quilt before applying an Add-A-Miter template. First, you must […]