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Pineapple (Block) Pincushion Pattern

Pineapple (Block) Pincushion Pattern

May 29, 2024

Hi! Who doesn’t love a bit of alliteration? And what’s not to love about this gorgeous and oh-so-handy Pineapple Pincushion Pattern?? This striking little pincushion was in our Premium Online Quilt Magazine a few years back, and as it’s still […]

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Wedding and Bridal Quilts – Then and Now

Wedding and Bridal Quilts – Then and Now

May 22, 2024

Hi! Playing around online this week, I came across a mention of Bridal quilts, and this led me down the ‘rabbit hole’ of a bit more research into this style of quilt.  I found it really interesting to discover the […]

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Designing Modoko Motifs

Designing Modoko Motifs

May 15, 2024

Hi! This week we have another fun class review for you of a CreativeSpark class on designing modoko motifs. The class is called “Modoko Madness” from Shannon and Jason, and was a practical set of steps to teach you how […]

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Basic Clutch Purse Pattern

Basic Clutch Purse Pattern

May 8, 2024

Hi! It’s been a little while since I shared a pattern, and today I thought you might like this quick and easy Basic Clutch Purse Pattern.  I find this size purse is super handy – it’s large enough to fit […]

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How To Create Stained Glass Quilts

How To Create Stained Glass Quilts

May 1, 2024

Hi! Today we’re reprinting an article we published several years ago in the Online Quilt Magazine with a quick ‘how to’ for piecing stained glass quilts.  Do any online search on ‘stained glass quilts’ and you’ll see a wonderful variety […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 10 to Finish!!

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 10 to Finish!!

April 24, 2024

Hi! I’m so excited to be able to bring you the final instalment of our Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt today!!  I know you’ve been working hard on these assorted blocks over the past months, and although we’ve seen some blocks […]

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Have You Cross Stitched a Quilt Block?

Have You Cross Stitched a Quilt Block?

April 10, 2024

Hi! I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for fun ways of mixing things up a bit with my quiltmaking, and as I do enjoy some hand stitching as well, what better way to make a […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 9

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 9

March 27, 2024

Hi! It’s time for the last set of blocks in our Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt, and we’ll be finishing with 4 blocks based on the Calico Puzzle block this month. So without further ado, it’s time to play! This is […]

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Bonus Pattern – Easter Egg Reverse Applique Mini Quilt

Bonus Pattern – Easter Egg Reverse Applique Mini Quilt

March 13, 2024

Hi! With Easter only about 2 weeks away, it’s time to get your quilty decorating done, and this week, I thought you might like a fun little Easter Egg applique quilt project to make.  There’s plenty of time to make […]

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Wholecloth Quilting – Where To Start

Wholecloth Quilting – Where To Start

March 6, 2024

Hi! This week I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a wholecloth quilt, and I remembered a fantastic article we featured a couple of years ago in the Online Quilt Magazine on wholecloth quilting and where to start, by […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 8

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 8

February 28, 2024

Hi! It’s the end of the month again already, and you know that that means…  It’s time for the next block in our Exploring Blocks Sampler Block quilt!!!  This month we’re up to Month 8, and it’s the classic Greek […]

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Have You Tried Shadow Trapunto?

Have You Tried Shadow Trapunto?

February 7, 2024

Hi! This week, we’re taking a quick look at a really fun, but not-so-widely-known technique known as Shadow Trapunto. Shadow Trapunto is the name given to a variation of the traditional trapunto style where the front piece of fabric is […]

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What is a Mug Rug and Why Should You Make One?

What is a Mug Rug and Why Should You Make One?

January 31, 2024

Hi! This week we’re taking at look back in time to an article we published in the magazine several years ago, from Amanda Weatherill, aka the “Patchsmith”.  Amanda specialises in creating gorgeous little quilts called mug rugs, and as quilters, […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 7

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 7

January 24, 2024

Hi! Already it seems we’re at the end of the month – that’s a 12th of this year gone already!! I’d better get my skates on and get busy making new quilts and projects again.  There is always time for […]

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How Do You Think of That? Quilt Design Inspiration and Where To Find It

How Do You Think of That? Quilt Design Inspiration and Where To Find It

January 10, 2024

Hi! Every few months, and especially now that it’s a new year again, I like to scroll through my photos on my phone, or saved on the computer, looking for quilt design inspiration.  I’m one of THOSE people who take […]

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New Temperature Quilt

New Temperature Quilt

January 3, 2024

Hi! Happy New Year!! I hope wherever you were, and however you celebrated the coming of the New Year, that you had a good night, and that 2024 will be a really great year for you. Today I wanted to […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 6

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 6

December 27, 2023

Hi! I can’t believe we’re now at the tail end of 2023.  It seems to have gone by very quickly this year, and it seems the days counting down to Christmas with our Quilter’s Advent Calendar just flew by in […]

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The Origin of Quilt Block Names

The Origin of Quilt Block Names

December 7, 2023

Hi! I know it’s a busy time of year, but if you have a minute, have a quick read through this article on the origin of quilt block names, as it’s something interesting to think about while your hands are […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 5

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 5

November 29, 2023

Hi! I’m not sure how we got to the end of November this quickly, but it’s here now, and that means it’s time for your next Block of the Month block in our Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt! Our block this […]

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Make Your Own Kogin Tree – A Review

Make Your Own Kogin Tree – A Review

November 22, 2023

Hi! It’s time for a new review of a fun course I have just finished, and this “Make Your Own Kogin Tree” course is a nice quick one that’s perfect for Christmas (and especially suited for those that enjoy counted […]

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Christmas Potholders Pattern

Christmas Potholders Pattern

November 14, 2023

Hi! I decided to finish this run of quick Christmas projects with a quilted project that is both really handy to have, and fun to make. Yes – I’m talking about Christmas Potholders!  OK, so I will agree it’s not […]

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Woven Ribbon Cushion Pattern

Woven Ribbon Cushion Pattern

November 11, 2023

Hi! I do like giving hand made gifts at Christmas, and sometimes I like to try new things too, just to change it up a bit.  I saw a picture years ago of a woven ribbon design, and thought a […]

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Fun Pattern – Hexie Pieced Bowl

Fun Pattern – Hexie Pieced Bowl

November 9, 2023

Hi! I know… it’s only November, but the way this year’s flown by, it WILL be Christmas before we know it! I’m feeling festive already, and I’m quite looking forward to the end of the year too.  Not in a […]

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Develop Your Quilting Creativity

Develop Your Quilting Creativity

November 1, 2023

Hi! This week we’re travelling back in time with the reprint of a wonderful article by award winning Canadian quilter Elaine Quehl, on ways to develop your quilting creativity, that featured in an earlier issue of our Online Quilt Magazine. […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 4

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 4

October 25, 2023

Hi! Can you believe it’s the end of the month again? My goodness, October went fast! That means that it’s time for the next of our blocks for our Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt, and this month it’s the classic Ohio […]

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Easy Fabric Dyeing

Easy Fabric Dyeing

October 18, 2023

Hi! Can you guess what I did this week??  That’s right – I took another Creative Spark Learning course on easy fabric dyeing, and it was FANTASTIC!  Today I wanted to share some of the highlights of Sam Hunter’s course […]

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Quick Quilted Bag – Our Tea Towel Tote

Quick Quilted Bag – Our Tea Towel Tote

October 11, 2023

Hi! I don’t know about you, but I think sometimes they have the cutest prints on tea towels, and it always seems a bit of a waste to just dry dishes with them.  Why do that when you can turn […]

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A Foundation Piecing Revolution

A Foundation Piecing Revolution

October 4, 2023

Hi! At our recent quilt show, I came across a new product from Jen Kingwell Designs, and I was so impressed that I wanted to show you all a bit more about it. I’m talking about Jen’s Foundation Papers Books, […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 3

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 3

September 27, 2023

Hi! It’s that time of the month again, and I hope you’re ready to make some more blocks for our Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt. We’re up to Month 3, and this time we’re having a play around with the classic […]

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Art Quilt Collage – A Course Review

Art Quilt Collage – A Course Review

September 20, 2023

Hi! This week I’ve had a bit of a treat, which has actually become a bit of a revelation, which, I fear, may be about to become a bit of a passion… I have learnt something new through a fabulous […]

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Jelly Roll Throw Pillows

Jelly Roll Throw Pillows

September 13, 2023

Hi! Did you know that this coming Saturday 16th September is (US) National Sew a Jelly Roll Day? What better excuse then, than for this week’s post to be a couple of quick and easy patterns for Jelly Roll Throw […]

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Creating Paper Quilts

Creating Paper Quilts

September 6, 2023

Hi! Have you thought about the possibilities of making paper quilts? We had an article in the Online Quilt Magazine some time ago from Australian paper artist Michaela Laurie, and she does just that. Michaela has pioneered a fun technique […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 2

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt – Month 2

August 30, 2023

Hi! I’m thrilled that so many of you are joining in our Block of the Month Sampler Quilt, and I hope you enjoy this process of manipulating quilt blocks.  It’s really fun, and I find it quite liberating to be […]

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Nifty Notions – Fabric Marking Pens

Nifty Notions – Fabric Marking Pens

August 23, 2023

Hi! Today I wanted to review some of those quilting notions (namely fabric marking pens) that we can’t do without, and like anything – there’s a bunch of different fabric marking pens available out there.  Some are good, some not […]

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Knot Your Average Quilt: Modern Tying Techniques for Today’s Quilters

Knot Your Average Quilt: Modern Tying Techniques for Today’s Quilters

August 9, 2023

Hi! This week we’re taking a look at tying quilts, and a bunch of modern tying techniques that you may want to try on a project of yours soon, as there are a lot of pros for trying this easy […]

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Fast Piece Applique with Rose Hughes

Fast Piece Applique with Rose Hughes

August 2, 2023

Hi! I was looking through some of our old magazine issues the other day and I came across this article from quilt artist Rose Hughes, about her Fast Piece Applique technique.  I read through it, and re-watched her ‘how-to’ video, […]

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Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt

Exploring Blocks Sampler Quilt

July 25, 2023

Hi! It’s time we went exploring – exploring blocks that is! Over the course of the next 10 months, we’re going to make and manipulate some different, classic quilt blocks to make a fun, big Sampler Quilt. You will be […]

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Quilt Olympics: Unraveling the Joy of Friendly Quilting Challenges

Quilt Olympics: Unraveling the Joy of Friendly Quilting Challenges

July 19, 2023

Hi! Have you heard of the “Quilt Olympics”? It’s a bit of fun that you can organise with your Guild or quilting friends to enliven a meeting, or a quilting retreat weekend.  With prizes and friendly competition, it’s bound to […]

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How To Make A Patchwork Top

How To Make A Patchwork Top

July 13, 2023

Hi! I hope you’ve had a good week.  I’m a little late with this week’s post, but it’s been all “Go” with our Quilter’s Advent Calendar Earlybird Sale, and I haven’t had time to sit down and get this written […]

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Now for the Pointy End – Let’s Look at Needles

Now for the Pointy End – Let’s Look at Needles

July 5, 2023

Hi! Today’s post is really a companion to last week’s, when we took a look at the threads we use in sewing and quilting.  Today, let’s look at needles for hand sewing or quilting. Needle Selection For the Perfect Match […]

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A Yarn About Threads

A Yarn About Threads

June 28, 2023

Hi! This week we’re sharing a great article from Australian Quilter Bev McClune, that was in our magazine several years ago.  It’s about the threads we use for our sewing and quilting, and is a really handy refresher on all […]

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Heat ‘n Go Pocket Warmers

Heat ‘n Go Pocket Warmers

June 21, 2023

Hi! This week has been cold here in Australia.  We have been spoiled a bit with a milder than usual winter, but it’s making up for it this week! With morning temperatures below freezing, it’s been frosty all week, and […]

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Super Quick Pieced Square Pincushion Pattern

June 14, 2023

Hi! I’ve had a bit of a (long overdue) tidy up in my studio this week, and amongst all the treasures I re-found, I came across a bunch of favourite scraps that were left over from some previous quilt projects. […]

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How To Free Motion Quilt a BIG Quilt on a Small Machine

How To Free Motion Quilt a BIG Quilt on a Small Machine

May 31, 2023

Hi! This week we’re going back through the archives with a wonderful article quilter Leah Day wrote for our Online Quilt Magazine about how to free motion quilt a big quilt on a small domestic machine. Even if you’re happily […]

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How to Choose the Right Batting for Your Quilt

How to Choose the Right Batting for Your Quilt

May 17, 2023

Hi! Today we’re talking all about batting (or wadding) – the unsung hero of any good quilt. Choosing the right batting for your quilt can make a big difference in the finished product, and its look, warmth and feel, so […]

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How to Sun Print Fabric

How to Sun Print Fabric

May 4, 2023

Hi! I was asked recently about a quilt-as-you-go technique (which is now in our Vol 14 No 5 – May 2023 Online Quilt Magazine issue), and rather than just using some regular fabric, I decided to give sun printing another […]

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Broderie Perse – A Quick Guide on How

April 13, 2023

Hi! One of our Online Quilt Magazine readers, Maria Rakaska, loves and teaches this wonderful Broderie Perse applique technique. She wrote this article and quick “How To” guide for one of our earlier Online Quilt Magazine issues, and it’s well […]

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No-Sew Easter Egg Fun!

No-Sew Easter Egg Fun!

April 6, 2023

Hi! Who wants Easter Eggs without the calories?  OK – I know that’s not usually not what we’re after at Easter, but you’ll want to make an exception for these cuties! Grab some pretty scraps and some bright ribbon, and […]

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Fabric Covered Notebooks – Best Gift Idea Ever!!

Fabric Covered Notebooks – Best Gift Idea Ever!!

November 21, 2022

Hi! Guess what everyone in my family got for Christmas last year?  That’s right – what’s not to love about fabric covered notebooks?  Best gift idea ever!! There’s lined ones for those who like taking notes, dot point ones for […]

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Stitched Christmas Cards!!

Stitched Christmas Cards!!

November 16, 2022

Hi! I’m properly on a roll for Christmas now, and I keep thinking of more things I want to make and try.  I spent the morning playing around with making some machine sewn stitched Christmas cards, and not only is […]

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Get Ready for Christmas – Felt Bauble Ornaments

Get Ready for Christmas – Felt Bauble Ornaments

November 14, 2022

Hi! It’s that time, when it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas again, and this year, we’re here to help!! Remember those fancy folded paper ornaments that you open out and they become a 3D bauble?  This is our […]

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Quilt As You Go – How to Connect Quilted Pieces

August 9, 2022

Hi! I’m sorry it’s been a while again since I last blogged, but you will have seen in the magazines that we’ve been super busy recently with new projects, and our new Quilter’s Advent Calendar for this year.  This year […]

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Boxy Zippered Pouch Pattern

Boxy Zippered Pouch Pattern

May 18, 2022

Hi! Who doesn’t love a fabric pouch?  And better yet, a quick and easy-to-make boxy zippered pouch tutorial, so you can whip one up in no time!! Our zippered pouch pattern shows you how to make a pouch that is […]

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Thread Count in Quilting Fabric – What’s the Big Deal?

Thread Count in Quilting Fabric – What’s the Big Deal?

May 11, 2022

Hi! This week I wanted to share a great article from Penny Halgren that we featured in our Premium Online Quilt Magazine last October, where she took a look at the importance of thread count in the fabrics you’re using […]

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Creativebug Class Review – Wholecloth Quilting with Anna Maria Horner

Creativebug Class Review – Wholecloth Quilting with Anna Maria Horner

March 4, 2022

Hi! Last week I finally got organised enough to do something I’ve been meaning to try for ages, and I loved it!  I joined Creativebug and took a couple of their online classes. If you haven’t seen Creativebug before, it’s […]

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How to Start and Stop Quilting

February 7, 2022

Hi! It’s a bit late, but Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve had a good start to the year, and that you’ve had a break to rest and refresh, and you’re now well into 2022, and hopefully a bunch of […]

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Have You Thought About Making A Temperature Quilt?

Have You Thought About Making A Temperature Quilt?

December 22, 2021

Hi! Have you ever thought about making a Temperature quilt?  I hadn’t either until a couple of years ago, when a friend told me about them, and I got all excited (in the week between Christmas and New Year), and […]

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Scrappy Christmas Idea…

October 29, 2021

Hi! I’ve got Christmas on my mind well and truly now, and I couldn’t go past a pile of scraps that I’d saved from a previous year.  (I know – I should be sensible about what to keep and what […]

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How Cute is This???

September 27, 2021

Hi! My goodness time has flown this past month.  I know it always seems like it when you get to this time of year, but really… end of September already???  I have to confess… I’m working on your next Quilter’s […]

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A Quick “Ta Dah” reveal…

September 13, 2021

Hi! September already!?!  I don’t know about you, but I’m staring at my ‘to do’ list for this year, and it still seems like there’s still quite a bit to make still, and already I’m doing that mental juggle where […]

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I’m still here……

I’m still here……

August 30, 2021

Hi! I’m so sorry – there’s been a big silence from here over the past few months, and I really didn’t mean to, but life kinda just happened. Don’t worry – everything is fine, but I just got busy, and […]

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Taking Quilt Photos Outdoors…

March 11, 2021

Hi! I was scrolling through a bunch of photos today, and came across these from last July, when we were getting ready for our August Online Quilt Magazine to be published. Sometimes it’s fun (or maybe slightly embarrassing) to peek […]

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How Needles are Made

How Needles are Made

February 9, 2021

Hi! Is it too late to say Happy New Year??  I have to confess that I got a bit sidetracked over the Christmas period.  I did run away with my family for a couple of weeks in January, which was […]

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A Gift For Counting Down Through Next Year…

December 8, 2020

Hi! Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays! It’s been a funny old year this year, and we’ve put together a little gift for you to enjoy through 2021. Not that we’re in any hurry to countdown next year, but we do […]

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This is easier than you think…

November 16, 2020

Hi! We want to thank you for your comments and feedback on our last post – it IS a really fun technique to play around with. As you know, we’ve been designing quilts and publishing patterns for more than 10 […]

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We’ve got Christmas all Tied Up…!

November 14, 2020

Hi! Wow! Thanks so much for your feedback and comments from our last post about how to make Half Square Triangle units, 2, 4 or 8 at a time.  I hope you can get practicing these now. As you know, […]

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It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas…!!

November 12, 2020

Hi! Thanks so much for all the feedback we received from our last email for our Christmas project this year. It’s been long year, this year, and it’s been a difficult and at times downright horrible year, and that’s for […]

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Quick Announcement and a Favour…

Quick Announcement and a Favour…

November 11, 2020

Hi! After all our bushfire dramas here last year, right on top of Christmas, we’re gearing up for a really BIG fun festive season this year. We’ve been working hard on a great way to Countdown to Christmas this year, […]

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Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer Beware

Caveat Emptor – Let the Buyer Beware

October 15, 2020

Hi! Today’s post is a bit of a cautionary tale, and a bit of a plea really.  In this wonderful quilting world of ours, there’s so much fabric, and so very many notions and fun new gadgets, and sometimes we […]

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Memorizing Quilting Designs

September 15, 2020

Hi! This article below was from our regular magazine contributor Leah Day – a wonderfully talented quilter, with a knack for common-sense quilting how to’s.  Check out her insights below into memorizing quilting designs…   “This month let’s talk about […]

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How to Make Wavy Border Strips

How to Make Wavy Border Strips

August 13, 2020

Hi! We’ve all at some time or other made wavy borders, and they have been of the unintentional and have-to-fix-them-before-you-quilt kind, and this post is NOT about them.  That’s all do to with measuring and not stretching fabric, and whilst […]

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You Might Just Want To Try One of These…

You Might Just Want To Try One of These…

August 6, 2020

This week we took a look at the Duo Fabric Marker and Eraser set from Sewline.  They come in a fine, or a medium set, and we took the medium set through its paces.   The pen is designed to […]

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Housekeeping…

Housekeeping…

July 5, 2020

Hi! These past few weeks have just flown, and I know I’m late, but Happy 4th July to our friends in the States, and I do hope you all enjoyed your day.  You at least have nice warm weather now […]

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You’ll Never Guess What We’ve Been Making Instead of Quilts

You’ll Never Guess What We’ve Been Making Instead of Quilts

June 16, 2020

Hi! It’s our Birthday, and I hope you’ve all read your Super Big 10th Birthday Magazine issues this month! There’s some fun new patterns all from 10 inch layer cake squares, and we certainly enjoyed putting them together. You’d think, […]

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Cuppa Anyone…??

Cuppa Anyone…??

May 29, 2020

Hi! With the weather starting to cool down properly here in Australia, I’m finding I’m “needing” more hot cups of tea each day.  I’m fairly sure it’s just a comfort thing of holding onto a warm mug, but I’m not […]

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To Keep Your Quilting Energy Up….

To Keep Your Quilting Energy Up….

May 11, 2020

Hi! We couldn’t resist sharing one of our favourite sweet recipes – “Quilter’s Slice” as Annette likes to call it – Next time you and the girls get together for a quilting morning, take along a tray of Quilter’s Slice […]

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Playing with Waste Scraps

Playing with Waste Scraps

April 21, 2020

Hi! This article is one from the Magazine archives, and this is a technique you’re going to love!  This ‘crumb quilting’ is a free-form, few rules, kind of technique that is great for improv quilting and stash busting and using […]

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Trying Times…

March 24, 2020

(Marcia Sewing, Variation III by Ian Hornak, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=33561231 )   Hi! This week’s post is really just a quick one to say “Hang in There”, and that we’re thinking of all of our quilting friends around the world in […]

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Quilting to the Edge

Quilting to the Edge

March 8, 2020

Hi! In our new March issue, regular Premium Online Quilt Magazine columnist Leah Day (www.leahday.com ) took a look at the question of how do you manage to free motion quilt to the edge of your quilts. She has some […]

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Bonus Embroidered Quilt Labels

February 20, 2020

Hi! I’ve just finished a new quilt, and while making the quilt label, it got me to thinking… With each quilt, you are creating an heirloom to be cherished by future generations.  The story you write on the label will […]

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to our Blog!

February 16, 2020

Hi! We’re thrilled to launch our new Online Quilt Magazine Blog this year, and we do hope you’ll visit us regularly. We will be adding Hints and Tips, and posts from some of our Contributing Authors, as well as sneak […]

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