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Popular Patchwork December 2009 Preview - The Sewing Machine, a girl's best friend

Popular Patchwork December 2009 Preview - The Sewing Machine, a girl's best friend

For subscribers only, preview "The Sewing Machine, a girl's best friend". To be published in Popular Patchwork December 2009, in the shops from 6th November. Subscribers Only

Space Dyeing

Space Dyeing

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

Photographing Patchwork - Common Mistakes

Photographing Patchwork - Common Mistakes

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.

Photographing Patchwork - Colour Balance

Photographing Patchwork - Colour Balance

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.

Step by Step guide to sewing a butted edge binding

Step by Step guide to sewing a butted edge binding

A quick reference guide to simple binding

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!

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!

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 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.

Top 5 Basic techniques

Colour for Quilters

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

Denim Delights

Time for another challenge! On your marks, get set....

The don't panic guide to today's sewing machine shop

Carolyn Sinclair leads you through purchasing the right machine

Jan's Tote Bag Tutorial

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.

Alison's Scrap Quilt Tutorial

Make your own version of Alison's gorgeous scrap quilt

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