Carolyn Gibbs with 14" quilting hoop


Want to get better results?

Whether you have started patchwork & quilting recently, or have been making projects for many years, sometimes things don’t turn out how you had hoped.

I have worked out many ways to improve your techniques – have a look at these webpages:

Machine stitched patchwork

Have a look at the Patchwork (machine-stitched) pages where you will find videos, guidance and tips to improve your basic technique in many areas.

Skilful Skyful is a free online course – a series of pages which introduces all the basic ‘building blocks’ of patchwork – Half square triangles, Quarter square triangles, Flying Geese etc. As well as general guidance and tips for measuring and stitching, each instalment includes two free download block patterns for you to practice the techniques.

Colour & Contrast

How can you pick fabrics that will work well together?

The Colour & Contrast page shows how you can make good fabric choices – and there is a full video course available for £10 in my online Shop if you would like to experiment with the fabrics in your stash.

Colour & Contrast

Perfect Points

Struggling to achieve perfect points is a common frustration.

Click on the links to take you to my technique pages: “Pressing for Perfect Points: vertical & horizontal seams” and “Pressing for Perfect Points: diagonal seams

Learn how a little pre-planning and care can lead to results that you will be delighted with.

All the patterns in my online Shop have pre-planned pressing

Hand Quilting

Many people would love to hand quilt, but aren’t sure where to start.

All that you need to know is included in a free nine-part series Hand Quilting Basics.

This includes advice about suitable threads and equipment, guidance for marking the design and stitching technique.

Success with Stripes

Stripes have a reputation for being difficult, but with planning, they can look fantastic!

You can see some of my projects using striped fabrics, or buy a Techniques pack to apply these principles in your own projects.