Kaleidoscope Block Tutorial

This kaleidoscope quilt block (click to download the pattern) is a 6.5 inch foundation pieced block. You can use our foundation paper to make piecing this block easy. I decided to make a scrappy version. If this is a new skill for you please read our beginners guide to foundation paper piecing before you start. Firstly, please print our Kaleidoscope Quilt Block pattern, you will need to change the scale on your printer to custom – 100%…
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Organise your stash

[responsive][/responsive] Do you find it hard to remember what fabrics are in your stash? Can you never locate that particular fabric you know you bought a year or so ago but aren’t sure where you stashed it? Do you end up buying duplicates because you forget what you already own? Do you pull a fabric from your stash then can’t remember what kind of fabric it is?  Worry no more! We have the perfect solution…
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Pineapple Quilt Block Pattern

[responsive][/responsive] The pineapple quilt block is great for scrap busting, or you can do each square a different colour or alternate light and dark colours for a striking effect. We opted for scrappy. If this is a new skill for you read our beginners guide to foundation paper piecing before you start using our free foundation pieced pineapple block.  Start by printing the block onto our foundation paper, download the Pineapple quilt block template [responsive][/responsive]…
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What is the difference between FPP and EPP?

[responsive][/responsive] With paper piecing in the name of both it’s easy to get foundation paper piecing and English paper piecing confused, especially if you are new to quilting.  The abbreviations are also very similar too, FPP for foundation paper piecing and EPP for English Paper Piecing. They are in fact two very different techniques, one involving hand stitching and one involving machine piecing. [responsive][/responsive] What is foundation paper piecing? Foundation piecing is a method of…
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Gifts for Stitchers 2020

[responsive][/responsive] It’s less than 2 months until Christmas so we’ve started to think about what we might like as gifts. Below are some of our favourite gift ideas for stitchers this Christmas.   [responsive][/responsive] Totes & Pouches We love these fab totes and pouches for makers. The pouches are perfect for transporting sewing supplies, and the totes can be used for fabric shopping, or storing works in progress. The tricky thing is choose which one…
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Do you need a special paper for foundation piecing?

The short answer is no, you can just use printer paper for foundation paper piecing. But the longer answer is that our foundation paper has several benefits which will make foundation piecing so much easier! Below are the reasons why it’s best to use a purpose designed foundation paper: It is semi transparent which makes fabric placement much easier. You start foundation piecing by gluing your first fabric piece onto the back of your paper…
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Triangle pouch project

[responsive][/responsive] These triangular pouches are great for storing sewing supplies. The small one is ideal for holding a pack of our sewing clips, or other little things like safety pins. The larger can fit rotary cutters, seam rippers, snips and other sewing tools or several packs of our sewing clips.    Supplies needed for the large pouch Supplies needed for the small pouch 2 x 8 by 8 inch squares for lining 2 x 8…
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When to use sewing clips

[responsive][/responsive]   Let’s talk about sewing clips – also known as quilting clips, binding clips and wonder clips.  These handy little clips are an essential for anyone’s sewing stash, not just for quilters. They were originally intended for quilters, mainly used for attaching binding to quilts, and then people realised they come in handy for piecing too, to hold your pieces of fabric together whilst you stitch them. They can be used in all kinds…
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Free foundation piecing projects

Our foundation paper is made in the UK (but shipped worldwide! 😉 ), it’s semi transparent for easy fabric placement and tears easily for removal after sewing.  You can get 15% off by joining our newsletter! Free foundation paper piecing patterns We are building up our own collection of foundation pieced blocks and projects which use foundation paper piecing too such as our fractured pouch. We have also listed a great range of places where…
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Simple Sampler Cushion Project

[responsive][/responsive]   We have designed this project to work with the 6.5 inch quilt block tutorials found in our Quilting Maker’s Workbook. The Maker’s Workbook is a quilting journal to help you keep track of your quilting projects and design new ones! There are ten 6.5 inch block tutorials contained within the book, this cushion tutorial uses 9 of them.  You could also use any 6.5 inch blocks you have, or use 6.5 inch squares…
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