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Quilting Tips from the Pros

Waiting for the serve. We're not huge sports fans in our family. But we do enjoy the tennis, especially Wimbledon. While enjoying the tennis this week I was struck by the sheer power and agility of the players. Watching the games, I noticed this moment of tension as they are waiting for the serve. The crowds get quiet and the player gets in position rocking slightly back and forth on their feet, poised to go in any direction to return the serve. Quilting Tips from the Pros All the players;  ...

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Machine Quilting frames, raw edge applique

Red Berry Raw Edge Applique

I've been loving Raw Edge Applique for the past few years. I enjoy how fast and easy it is to make a pop of colour! Usually,  raw edge applique is done sitting down at the sewing machine.  But this tutorial is different. We'll show how to raw edge applique using a free motion quilting technique directly on your quilt on the frame. Inspired by red berry summer fruits, we'll be appliqueing lots of luscious strawberries in a variety of shapes, colours, fabrics and threads. First lets talk  ...

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Events, Festival of Quilts 2018

Preparing for the Festival of Quilts 2018

We're getting ready to head to the Festival of Quilts! We absolutely love the Festival of Quilts. It's such a fun opportunity for us to meet quilters, stitchers and makers. Our frames will be there to try out, and we'll be on hand to chat to you and talk you through how it works. It's actually really amazing to see people's reactions when they try the frame for the first time - "it's so easy!" "wow, just like doodling!" Even better is when we start to take it apart right in front of people  ...

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Machine Quilting frames

Quilting frame update makes it easy to switch frame size

Rosie takes us through our new quilting frame updates.  We LOVE our frame (just in case you didn't realise) - it's the easiest of its kind to assemble and disassemble, it's got a beautiful look and feel thanks to the crafted wood design, and it allows for such smooth free-motion movement that quilting projects get finished in no time. It comes in three sizes - 6ft, 8ft and 10ft. The tricky thing has always been deciding which size to go for - something which, with our tweaks, is now not so  ...

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