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June 21, 2021
Framed Blocks from Quiltnotes All Blogs

 A great way to add interest to a quilt block or to make the quilt block larger is to add a frame.  You could also call it a border for your block.



A plain 4" finished block framed with a 1" finished border.


A 4" finished four-patch block framed with a 2" finished plain border.


How To Frame a Block

Framing a block is simple.
  1. Cut the side frame pieces the same size as the block.
  2. Add the side pieces and press towards the frame.
  3. Measure the width of the block and cut the top and bottom pieces to this ...

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May 14, 2021
Bramble Blooms from Nestlings By Robin

 The May issue of AQ Magazine is out and you will 
find my Bramble Blooms within its fine pages.

Let's talk fabrics:)

My fabric supplier was very
generous with this HARLOW 
collection from Northcott.
There is some truth to having too many decisions:)

Sometimes you need to try a new
technique, quilt style, or in this
case, a new block.

I have an affinity for pinwheel
blocks and tried something new 
this time by splitting one square of 
a half-square triangle set up 
before stitching together.  
It gives some fun extra movement.

Then you chain piece
every step of ...

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February 24, 2021
Chain Piecing from Quiltnotes All Blogs

Chain piecing is a method of speed piecing where segments of fabric are fed into the sewing machine one after the other without stopping to cut the threads. This produces a chain of sewn segments that are then cut apart and pressed.

Chain Piecing Steps

Here are the steps to accomplish the chain piecing technique:

  1. Have all your fabric pieces cut and stacked next to your sewing machine.
  2. Grab a fabric off the top of each stack and place them together for piecing.
  3. Sew the first two pieces together but do not clip the threads after sewing.
  4. Repeat steps 2 ...

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July 21, 2020
DISAPPEARING ACT from That's Sew Kerry



Disappearing Nine Patch 




Disappearing Nine Patch Tutorial


These blocks work really well if there is a contrast in the colours and fabrics you choose, ideally you want to have light, medium and dark fabrics. It's ok if you don't though as it's perfect for scrap busting.


Cutting:


Square size can vary depending on the size of block and/or finished quilt you want - as long as all squares are the same size it doesn't matter. For the purpose of this tutorial, I used a couple of charm packs so my squares are 5 inches.

Cut 9 ...

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March 23, 2020
SEW THE RAINBOW! from That's Sew Kerry

Travelling Quilt Bee 2019





A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be part of a Travelling Quilt Bee it was an amazing experience for me, I made some great 'virtual' quilt friends many of whom I am still in regular quilty contact with, as well as being a great opportunity to try new things and develop my skills. This was largely due to the fact that back then I wasn't overly brave when it came to fabric choices, colour palettes or block/pattern choices and had a real tendency to stick to what I knew and ...

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November 11, 2019
X MARKS THE SPOT from That's Sew Kerry

Treasure Hunt 




Treasure Hunt Block Tutorial

12.5" finished block
This block is part of the great series by Blossom Hearts Quilts called The Bee Hive there are 12 blocks in the series, all completely free. The template for this block can be found here.



Cutting:
A1 and A4 2 1/4" x 9 1/2" 
A2 and A5 2 1/4" x 7"      
A3 and A6 2 1/4" x 4"

4 of each is needed to make one complete 12.5" block.



Assembly:

This block is put together in 4 units very simply by foundation paper piecing.

I ...

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