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?”
A New Arrival
Well, this week has been full of excitement – the arrival of my new workshop. Admittedly it is still in pieces (and my, there are a lot of pieces) but like a good quilt, a little time and it will soon be up ready. I ordered the log cabin from Dunster House who were recommendedContinue reading “A New Arrival”