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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 us...
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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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