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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How would you like a few days away in a comfortable hotel making this Roman Pavement lap quilt/wall hanging?
Techniques include perfect points, mitred corners and pieced borders.
Would you like to stitch borders with perfectly mitred corners?
It includes plenty of photographs, and guidance on how to cut and stitch striped or plaid fabrics for spectacular corners.
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 much on the website yet – but if you want to try using stripes in a useful project that does not require matching, why not have a look at the Multisize Bunting?