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?”
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”