Techniques

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.

 

Start by making sure that you can use a rotary cutter to cut strips and squares accurately – this guidance is available as a free download.

 

How can you pick fabrics that will work well together?

Blue and jade patchwork star block
An effective colour choice for this Friendship Star

The Colour & Contrast page will show you the key features to look for (or avoid!) and there is a free download in my online Shop too.

Selecting fabrics for Scrap Quilts is covered too.

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

Achieve perfect points
Catherine Wheel – a small wall hanging

 

Struggling to achieve perfect points is a common frustration.

Click on the links to take you to my technique “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, such as this Catherine Wheel hanging – the pattern for this is available from my online Shop.

Double Cat – free pattern to download

 

Click on the “Double Cat” image to get started with a free download pattern which includes all of my favourite tips:

Stripes are a particular speciality of mine – you can now discover how to use them in a perfectly Mitred Corner, but more techniques will be coming soon.
Blue, lime green and tut=rquoise block with striped border
Matching the stripes on the mitred corners makes this border so special