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Road Test: Pick & Mix Template

  Have I ever mentioned that I love my job? I adore taking a new product and trying it out. I have been doing this for a while now, and have often found it was the simplest-looking items that impressed the most. I love to piece and a multi-function tool is great value. Claire Turpin […]

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Road Test: Bernina Q24

Driven by Michelle Marvig Buying a sewing machine today is not a simple task. There are so many features, functions and accessories. If you want to quilt big and can accommodate a long arm machine, there are many on the market. Recently my husband purchased a Bernina Q24. Yes ladies, he does quilt! So what […]

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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 […]

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Road Test: The Clammy 6in by Latifah Saafir Studios

Driven by Michelle Marvig I started making patchwork quilts 27 years ago. Fabrics, quilt designs, tools and expectations have changed so much since I first picked up a rotary cutter. I now find that I teach beginners techniques and quilts that I once thought of as advanced, as the tools available today make construction easier. […]

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Road Test: OdiCoat® Waterproof Glue Gel by Odif®

Driven by Michelle Marvig Today we expect many of our objects to multi-task. For instance, our phones not only make calls but take photos, navigate, email and are even alarm clocks. Some of these features require us to download and use an app to facilitate the function. I think of Odicoat® as an app for […]

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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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]