I thought today I would provide step by step information for an easy Pin wheel and how to make your points perfect. I am going to make a 4" finished block which means that it will be 4 1/2" square including 1/4" seams. You can make your blocks any size using the following steps … Continue reading Pin Wheel Blocks with perfect points
We have all at some stage had problems with borders fluting and not sitting flat. How many of you cut your borders longer than needed attach them to your quilt and then trim away the excess fabric. This is not the way to have your borders sit flat. Always measure through the middle of your quilt… Continue reading Keeping your Quilt Square
Hi Everyone, I was at a loss for what to use as this months tip until my sister visited yesterday with a query on how to mitre corners for the borders of a block. This was a light bulb moment for me as I thought this is the perfect tip for this month. I love… Continue reading Mitred Quilt Borders
How many of you know the difference between an imperial and a metric fat quarter?? Patterns often have fat quarters listed in the requirements but not what size fat quarters were used. I am an Australian Designer and while I make my quilts using inches I purchase my fabric in metres or centimetres. When… Continue reading What is a Fat Quarter???
If the front and back of your quilt is made using totally different fabrics and the binding that you want to use on the front of your quilt just wont match the back of your quilt a reversible binding is a great way to finish your quilt. Firstly choose the two fabrics… Continue reading Reversible Binding
When teaching classes and talking to lots of you at the craft fairs the one thing I hear most about is how many of you either don't like quilting or in particular find free motion quilting difficult so here are my tips for quilting your quilt 1. Start by pinning your quilt, batting and backing… Continue reading Quilting Basics
I have seen lots of lovely quilts spoilt by the finishing off. If you use the tips below for mitring corners you will have a professional finish every time. Then fold binding to the back of the quilt and slip stitch into place by hand. Happy Stitching Heather