I love traditional style patchwork and quilting – designing and making things myself, as well as enjoying antique quilts made by others.
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Everyone wants to know how to get Perfect Points on their patchwork, and the techniques that I have developed to achieve this have been some of the most popular features of my talks and workshops.
I have now made two little videos to show how this is done:
It really works! If you would like to try this, why not download this free worksheet giving instructions for two blocks?
All of the patterns on sale in my online Shop have the best pressing directions already worked out for you, so that you can just go ahead and enjoy getting results that you can be really proud of.
Or, if you would like to know how to work this out for yourself, go to the Pressing for Perfect Points page in the Techniques section of the website, where there is a second video and a free download of the key points
I have quite a collection of antique wholecloth quilts, and have recently added pages with details of two more Welsh quilts
For a jaw-dropping piece of antique patchwork, click to look at the Silk Ribbon Patchwork.
My other great love is using striped fabrics in my quilts, and working out how to select and cut the fabric so that everything matches up perfectly. I haven’t had time to write about this on the website yet – but if you want to try making a single block with a spectacular effect, you can buy a nine page photo tutorial pattern giving plenty of hints and tips to make this lovely Easter Morning block.