Rotary cutters and rulers revolutionized quilting. Before they came on the scene, most quilters used templates and piecing by machine was challenging. Rotary cutters and rulers brought the chance to do st rip piecing, and made many patterns much more quick and easy.Read more
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Spring is firmly here, and summer is coming fast, so I needed something new for my table. I had a bunch of fat quarters in these bright colours, so I decided to make placemats.
A spiral is a fun all-over design that is done with a walking foot, but there is no need to limit yourself to a circle. Any simple shape can be “spiralized”. Once your quilt sandwich is basted, you are ready to go.
To begin, choose a simple shape. I have chosen a rectangle. Don’t try complex shapes with curves and points (like hearts or flowers) as a first project. Draw the shape with a marking pen or chalk marker. I am tracing my pin container to get a rectangle.