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Space dyeing is a technique used to create lovely fabrics which shade from one colour to another. Depending on the method used the fabrics can be softly muted or vibrant
The second part of Peter's helpful series, teaching us to get the most out of photographing our work. Text and Photographs copyright Peter Dean.
The first installment of Peter's great new series, helping us get the most out of photographing our work. Text and Photographs copyright Peter Dean.
A quick reference guide to simple binding
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 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.
The last round-up! Machine quilting and finishing guide for Babs' Block of the Month quilt
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.
A most appropriate block for an English Summer!
Babs shows us how to make the Pot Plant block, with its pretty hexagon flowers.
Babs shows us how to piece the Pink Marigold block, which is made of quarter circle units and half square triangles.
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.
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.
Aunty Babs shows us how to piece our Pinwheel blocks, the second installment in our Singing Garden photo instructions series.
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!
Popular Patchwork is now on YouTube! Keep checking back to see Davina demonstrating different basic techniques here.
Annette Morgan investigates how to use Freezer paper, starting with simple stencils
Modern methods and stitches for fast applique
Vivienne Blake gives beginners good advice about this revolutionary cutting technique.
Colour is very personal. Follow the simple guide here, illustrated with stunning quilts, and get ideas for your own masterpiece
Time for another challenge! On your marks, get set....
Carolyn Sinclair leads you through purchasing the right machine
Jan has put together a photo tutorial to illustrate her method of making a quilted tote bag, inspired by the one she made to hand over Tessa's wedding quilt this summer.
Make your own version of Alison's gorgeous scrap quilt
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