Quarter Square Triangles | Top Tips

If you are a long-time reader of my blog then you’ll already know that I love half square triangles and that they are my favourite patchwork “feature” it use in a project. This love also extends to quarter square triangles which are essential two HSTs combined to create two new units. For me there’s nothingContinue reading “Quarter Square Triangles | Top Tips”

Straight Line Quilting | How To Guide

I’m a huge fan of straight line quilting. Don’t get my wrong, I love free motion quilting and the variety of effects you can get with an almost endless selection of motifs in so many varying styles but I think sometimes people avoid straight line quilting because “it’s just straight lines”. Check out my previousContinue reading “Straight Line Quilting | How To Guide”

A Beginners’ Guide to Thread Burying

When you quilt a design, or parts of a design, that go from one edge of a quilt to another there’s no need to worry about the thread ends because they will get secured inside the quilt’s binding. But if you ever choose a quilting design that “breaks thread” in the middle of the quiltContinue reading “A Beginners’ Guide to Thread Burying”

Spot On Seams

How to decide which way to press your patchwork seams Patchwork isn’t just about sewing; how you press your blocks is also really important and the wrong pressing choices can make or break a project! Seams in a patchwork project can be either press to one side or open. Both of these options have prosContinue reading “Spot On Seams”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #3 | Wholecloth Quilt Project

Another month, another Aurifil Artisan challenge. I’m really enjoying being pushed to try different techniques and projects; it’s a fun way to push my sewing boundaries a little bit. Surprisingly this was the first time I have ever done a whole cloth quilt project. A whole cloth quilt is basically a quilt or quilted projectContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #3 | Wholecloth Quilt Project”

Seeing past the rainbow | A pattern focus on Rainbow Lattice

The first quilt pattern I ever released (back in July 2018) was Rainbow Lattice; it is available to buy in my pattern shop. I was relatively new to pattern designing and more importantly, for the point of my story, pattern naming. Since then I’ve realised how colour-blind colour-blinkered people can be with quilt designs. IContinue reading “Seeing past the rainbow | A pattern focus on Rainbow Lattice”

A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting

Do you get hand quilting anxiety like I used to? Are you trying to channel the Amish and achieve 10 stitches per inch?! Have you thrown in the towel (needle!) and concluded that hand quilting “just isn’t for you”? Read on for my thoughts, theories and a simple tip… OK, so I used to hateContinue reading “A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting”

Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!

Just sewing straight lines on a quilt? Sounds kinda boring. Well it’s not! Simple, straight lines all over a quilt can be really effective but there are so many more options for “just” straight lines. But before you decide how to use straight line quilting, let’s talk about what you are going to need. IContinue reading “Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!”

All In Good Time | A Free Motion Quilting Top Tip

What is my top tip for free motion quilting? It’s simple…time! I know what you are all saying…that’s great Amy but I don’t exactly have much time to spare at the moment (or ever!). I hear you. If I had more time to spend on free motion quilting then I would have a lot moreContinue reading “All In Good Time | A Free Motion Quilting Top Tip”