In the next (long awaited) instalment of the ‘Sew a Fine Seam’ series I thought we would look at one of the basic pieces of equipment we need – the humble scissor. It is believed that scissors probably originated in ancient Egypt. Earliest examples in existence come from Mesopotamia and date from between 3 andContinue reading “Sew A Fine Seam Part 4 – Scissors”
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Sew a Fine Seam – The Scant Seam
Welcome to my next instalment of the Sew a Fine Seam series of blogs. In my previous Sew a Fine Seam blog I mentioned the ‘scant’ seam. You will hear this quoted as the only way to get accurately pieced blocks but what exactly does it mean and why? When we see a block weContinue reading “Sew a Fine Seam – The Scant Seam”
Sew a Fine Seam – Why Imperial?
Welcome to a new series of blogs that will concentrate on aspects of patchwork and quilting for the beginner but those who have enjoyed the craft for some time may also pick up some hints and tips. You may be an experienced seamstress or tailor, or not touched a needle since your school days butContinue reading “Sew a Fine Seam – Why Imperial?”
Doris Day a Month Workshop Launch.
I am so excited to be able to bring a new sampler quilt to those who would like to develop their skills on an improvers course. This quilt, named ‘Doris’ after my grandmother, uses many different techniques from traditional ones to newer developments. I can’t wait to get started. The Doris Sampler Improvers Course isContinue reading “Doris Day a Month Workshop Launch.”
Hopefully, we are looking at the loosening of the lockdown over the coming weeks. Some outdoor activities have been allowed and we’re able to meet our friends or families in gardens and parks. It looks like shops will be next on the list but how does this impact the workshops where we learn new skills, developContinue reading “Workshop Safety”
Lockdown has been Useful!
I don’t know about you but I’ve been feeling a little bored/frustrated/sad lately. Perhaps the whole lockdown thing is getting to me? It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18 – 24 May 2020) just when lots of us are starting to go stir crazy. Even my oldest son, who is furloughed like myself, is starting toContinue reading “Lockdown has been Useful!”
Binding Options for your Quilt
Today I’d like to talk about binding – how to finish a quilt to give a neat and tidy edge, that will stand up to wear and tear and can be the finishing flourish to your quilt. There are many ways to finish the edging of a quilt. I love the very traditional Welsh edge,Continue reading “Binding Options for your Quilt”
Wadding or Batting
Today I’m going to talk about wadding or batting. The fluffy layer that goes in the middle of the quilt to provide the warmth. Again, this is primarily for my sewing groups and I’m not going to go into a huge amount of detail, just enough to give the beginner an introduction into what isContinue reading “Wadding or Batting”
Free Pattern for Ring Pincushion
This free pattern has appeared in my blog for the website UKQU before but it’s such a handy and simple thing that I had to share it here too. I find it perfect for appliqué when you have pinned an area, are sewing along and need to remove the pins quickly whilst holding a pieceContinue reading “Free Pattern for Ring Pincushion”
Welcome to the new Strictly Quilting Website
Strictly Quilting – but we may end up wherever our needles take us! Well, I finally got around to setting up a new website. At a time in the world when we need hobbies to keep us busy more than ever. I have been keen to build a place where you can find all sortsContinue reading “Welcome to the new Strictly Quilting Website”