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Make your own Bias Strips

Make your own Bias Strips

Rolls of ready made bias strips are very useful but there comes a time when the colour you want just isnt there. Here Davina Thomas shows four different methods of making bias strips at home.

Ros' Wonky Stars

Ros' Wonky Stars

Ros has been very busy supporting the "Hexagons of Hope" and "Bush Fire Quilt Projects", two different quilting responses to the recent horrific Australian bushfires. Here she shares her "wonky star" technique.

Finishing off The Singing Garden

Finishing off The Singing Garden

The last round-up! Machine quilting and finishing guide for Babs' Block of the Month quilt

Goose 'n' Peas Piece by Piece

Goose 'n' Peas Piece by Piece

You can have fun with this block. Change the colours of the geese or insert your own appliqué for the centre, thus producing a nice personalized block for your quilt.

Summer Rain, Piece-by-Piece

Summer Rain, Piece-by-Piece

A most appropriate block for an English Summer!

Jan's Postcard Tutorial Part Two

Jan's Postcard Tutorial Part Two

Janet McElroy shows us how to finish the edges of fabric postcards. Reproduced with kind permission from Jan. See the original lesson and read more fascinating tips and stories at Jan's Musing.

Jan's Postcard Tutorial Part One

Jan's Postcard Tutorial Part One

Janet McElroy shares the secrets of fabric postcards. Reproduced with kind permission from Jan. See the original lesson and read more fascinating tips and stories at Jan's Musing.

Pot Plant Piece by Piece

Pot Plant Piece by Piece

Babs shows us how to make the Pot Plant block, with its pretty hexagon flowers.

Pink Marigolds Piece by Piece

Pink Marigolds Piece by Piece

Babs shows us how to piece the Pink Marigold block, which is made of quarter circle units and half square triangles.

No Sew, No Pin, Table Top Basting Technique!

No Sew, No Pin, Table Top Basting Technique!

There has been lots of talk about basting recently in the forum. Babs has helpfully provided a photo guide to basting using a basting gun on a table.

Flower Basket Piece by Piece

Flower Basket Piece by Piece

Aunty Babs shows us how to piece the Basket, and applique our flowers using the freezer paper method. Third part of our photo instruction series.

Singing Garden Pinwheels Piece by Piece

Singing Garden Pinwheels Piece by Piece

Aunty Babs shows us how to piece our Pinwheel blocks, the second installment in our Singing Garden photo instructions series.

Dresden Dahlia Piece by Piece

Dresden Dahlia Piece by Piece

Our resident expert, and Singing Garden designer, Barbara McInnis (AKA Aunty Babs!), shows us how to piece Dresden Dahlia. She's letting us look over her shoulder as she makes her Autumn block. Almost as good as sitting next to her at home!

What a bind!

What a bind!

Davina Thomas tries not to get into a bind as she finishes the edges of her quilt.

Popular  Patchwork on YouTube!

Popular Patchwork on YouTube!

Popular Patchwork is now on YouTube! Keep checking back to see Davina demonstrating different basic techniques here.

Freezer Paper Stencilling

Freezer Paper Stencilling

Annette Morgan investigates how to use Freezer paper, starting with simple stencils

Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting

As part of a City & Guilds Patchwork and Quilting course, you will be asked to submit samples of machine quilting. Davina Thomas offers a few tips

Machine Applique

Machine Applique

Modern methods and stitches for fast applique

Rotary Cutter Wrinkles

Rotary Cutter Wrinkles

Vivienne Blake gives beginners good advice about this revolutionary cutting technique.

Hand Applique

Hand Applique

The term applique is the process of layering and sewing one layer of fabric on top of one another.

Top 5 Techniques

Colour for Quilters

Colour is very personal. Follow the simple guide here, illustrated with stunning quilts, and get ideas for your own masterpiece

Super Calligraphic

Whether it's to add humour or to create a background, stitched writing is the Signature mark of a Dorothy Stapleton quilt.

Technique in a Day: Tyvek

Inspired by Judy Fairless' article in the May issue of Popular Patchwork, Katy experiments with Tyvek and a Moorish Fortress theme

Quilting Frame Solutions

Dusie is the proud owner of her first machine quilting frame! Join her in her new adventure, and find out how got on with ordering, building and using it!

Machine quilting as a positive option

Wholecloth Quilting for the 21st Century, C June Barnes puts forward the case for machine quilting

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