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This fail proof method for dealing with tricky angles in paper pieced quilt blocks will mean you waste less fabric and get your angles right every time!
A Fail-Proof Method of Paper Piecing Angles
As an avid fan of paper pieced quilts I have learned a few tricks over the years. one of the most useful tricks is knowing how to ensure that the scrap of fabric I choose will cover the intended section entirely.This is especially relevant when the t...
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Paper Pieced Heart Quilt Block has been used to make Wall Art using an embroidery hoop in this quick and easy sewing project!
How to make Quilt Block Hoop Art.
Lately I have been having lots of fun making Hoop-Art from some of the Orphan quilt blocks in my sewing room (I have more than a few to choose from). Hoop-Art is surprisingly easy to make and is also makes a lovely handmade gift or wall hanging.For m...
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This Bumble Bee quilt block is lots of fun to make and super cute! I know you are going to love using some of your fabric scraps to sew this quilt block!
Foundation Paper Pieced Bumble Bee Pattern!
I love fabric scraps, but at the moment my sewing room is simply overflowing with them and if I'm being honest, I need to have a clear-out, but I cannot bear to part with some of my stash, so the alternative is to try and use it! Towards the end of 2...
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Learn how to make your own jumbo-sized needle book using scraps from your stash and orphan quilt blocks! I used a foundation paper pieced bee quilt block on this one, but you could use any patchwork block that takes your fancy!
How To Make a Mega Needle Book: A Scrap-Busting Sewing Project.
This Mega Needle Book is the Ultimate Quilter's travel companion. It's bigger than usual for a needle book (9" Square), so it has space to carry all of the hand quilting supplies you might need for a larger project - the pockets even have enough spac...
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The Patch is a new Club for foundation paper piecing quilt blocks. With fun sampler quilt blocks and tutorials for beginners. Plus members get to join a new quilting club and meet members online from all over the world! Learn foundation paper piecing or i
The Patch! More than a Quilt Block of the Month Club!
'The Patch!' is a foundation paper piecing block of the month (BOM) club. Each year there is a new sampler quilt to sew and new blocks are released once a month.In 2022, members of ‘The Patch!’ will make a sampler quilt called ‘Veggie Patch’....
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Nine awesome (and totally free) paper pieced quilt patterns that beginners could make! The picture shows the Free Bumble Bee Pattern by Kohatu Patterns
Nine Awesome Foundation Paper Pieced Quilt Patterns that are Free!
When it comes to foundation pieced quilt blocks, I’m a bit of an addict. I just love creating pictures with fabric, and knowing I can get a really accurate result when I use a foundation template. Of course I also love to encourage others to give F...
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Patchwork Tutorial to turn a Scrappy Umbrella Paper Pieced quilt block into a Pin Cushion. Simple Sewing tutorial to make your own pin cushion. Patchwork sewing lesson.
Super Simple Pin Cushion - Sewing Tutorial!
I love Pin Cushions almost as much as I love paper piecing. I’ve made quite a few of them in my time. They are fun gifts for your friends who enjoy quilting or sewing, plus it’s great to have a few different ones in the sewing room. I have one fo...
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Making Paper Pieced quilt blocks is lots of fun, however every quilter makes mistakes. Here are two common problems in paper piecing and how you can fix them without getting out your seam ripper!
Fixing Mistakes in Foundation Paper Piecing Without a Seam Ripper!
When I first started foundation paper piecing, I made a lot of mistakes. Obviously over time my skills have improved and while these days these mistakes do happen much less often, even the most seasoned quilter would be lying if they said they didn't...
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Pressing a paper pieced heart quilt block. Paper pieced geometric heart quilt block being pressed on a wool pressing mat by a Russell Hobbs Iron.
5 Super Tips for Pressing your Quilt Block to Perfection
When it comes to quilting, how you press your fabrics can make a massive difference in the finish. Often I'm guilty of calling it "ironing" both in conversation and within my patterns, however, have you noticed that most Quilters call using an iron "...
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Quilting with Jelly Rolls is a lot of fun. But one question that a lot of beginner quilters ask me is  - how do I pre-wash a Jelly Roll?  Keep reading to find out how!
How to pre-wash a Jelly Roll
Should I pre-wash my Quilting Fabrics?I'm sure you are as excited as I am to get started with sewing the River Rapids Quilt for the River Rapids Sew Along. Working with Jelly Rolls is a heap of fun, however one of the things you might be wondering is...
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Are you struggling to carve out time for your quilting or other creative outlet? I share the best tips for making time to be creative and to squeeze some precious quilting time into your day! From keeping your workspace tidy and organised through to sneak
How to find time in your busy day for quilting and patchwork!
Being a busy mum, who has been renovating a house and also designing quilt patterns, I find that sometimes it can be difficult to carve out the time I need to sit at the sewing machine and sew. However carving out time for your hobbies, including qui...
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Tips for maintaining a quarter inch seam allowance even when you don’t have a 1/4” quilting foot for your sewing machine. Picture shows an antique sewing machine sewing a 1/4” seam allowance on a modern quilt.
How to maintain a 1/4” seam allowance (and why it’s so important).
Of all the things you need to know when constructing a quilt, a consistent seam allowance is one of the key things to master. Your seam allowance is what holds your quilt together, and I'm not being dramatic when I say that your seam allowance c...
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An antique Bernina Sewing Machine in the process of quilting a modern patchwork quilt top.
All about Long Arm Quilting Machines - your questions answered!
As a new quilter or modern patchwork enthusiast, you might have heard people talking about a “Long Arm” and wondered what a long arm quilting machine does or even if you need to buy one yourself.To answer this, first, I need to run through some t...
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