Quilting Equipment

Quilting Equipment

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Quilting Equipment
  • How To Use Acrylic Templates with Carolyn Forster

    In this comprehensive workshop Carolyn describes the advantages of the acrylic template.

    The templates are transparent with seam markings and allowances. Basically simplifying the process of fussy cutting when placing your fabric.

    Using the acrylic template to cut odd sized and shaped patch...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Tri-Mate Ruler with Jennie Rayment

    Multi-size 1.5 inch – 12 inch.
    Great for borders or framing your block. The templates has two sets of markings. The cutting measurements for your strips runs down the centre and the markings on the side tell you the finished size of the blocks.
    She also gives some ideas for patterns and designs –...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Long Hexagon Ruler with Jennie Rayment

    The hexagon has been stretched so gives a really interesting shape. Cutting instructions are on the label so hang onto it.
    The template is designed to be used with a strip of fabric and the numbers are printed on the ruler itself. It is multi size to allow you to cut  from 2.5 inch to 5.5 inch. J...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting 60 Degree Triangle with Jennie Rayment

    Multisize – gives both the strip size you need to cut and also the height. A mini version is for use with the jelly roll strips. i.e 2.5 inch strips.
    The top of the triangle template is flat to save you fabric and means that you can use this strip for cutting other shapes – such as squares, or ot...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting 120 Degree Triangle with Jennie Rayment

    This workshop is about a multi-size triangle template, which you can find in our website. You should also keep the packaging as it has some design ideas on it.
    You can use the template as itself or as a double. Jennie gives you lots of design ideas and options. The patchwork pieces are rotary cut...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Jelly Roll Ruler with Jennie Rayment

    Jelly rolls consist of 2.5 inch strips and you can easily create your own from layer cakes or hunny buns or charm packsjust use the marks that have been printed on the ruler for you to follow.
    Again perfect for those who don’t have rulers already in their cupboard and also if you are used to work...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Uneven Nine-Patch Tool with Jennie Rayment

    This is a two in one template. It allows you to cut both the oval and the melon arcs for the background that join this fascinating block together.
    Jennie guides you through the basic block which comes with the instructions of the template. It gives you a 10.5 inch block. You then cut this back to...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Flip N Set Tool with Jennie Rayment

    This special ruler, which you can find in our website, is to help you place blocks on point – i.e. set on the diagonal. It cleverly works out the size you need.
    Jennie guides you through how this works, so even if you are used to working in metric – you can follow the numbers. You cut the request...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting 45 Degree Triangle Template with Jennie Rayment

    Multi size 1″ – 6.5″ plus mini version.
    As you can see you could use 45 Degree Triangle Template to fussy cut your triangles.
    The Kaleidoscope pattern is used in the classic design. But also you can put 8 pointed design together to create a pattern similar to the Dresden plateand/or an octagonal ...

  • How to Use the EZ Quilting Is It Square Ruler with Jennie Rayment

    Known as Squaring Up – you will find that this is a technique that is used a lot in patchwork that has been machine sewn and this ruler helps you get that just right from small all the way up to 16.5 inch.
    The square has a series of lines across it so that you can see exactly where you are and th...

  • Folded Freezer Paper Foundation Piecing with Paula Doyle

    This is such a clever technique which allows you to work with the accuracy of foundation piecing, but without having any papers to remove at the end - so no mess; no distortion or tearing of stitches.

    Paula shows you how to create a Dino Track block with this technique which uses freezer paper...

  • Make Labels for your Quilt on your Sewing Machine

    You can create your own labels with the help of the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP sewing machine.
    In this video, Jayne and Valerie create boxes and borders for your label.  You’ll also learn how to work out the angles and maths on the machine!
    This video is also part of the #IDidntLikeToAsk Video ...

  • All you need to Know about Bridging Stitches on your Machine

    Bridge stitching is a great way of alternating patterns by adding a stitch in between.
    In this video, Valerie and Jayne demonstrate how easy it is to programme in these additional stitches on the Janome Memory Craft 9450 QCP.
    Pay special attention at the start of this video for a wonderful projec...

  • Using Decorative Satin Stitches on your Sewing Machine

    Jayne Brogan and Valerie Nesbitt show you an exciting range of creative ideas using Decorative Satin stitches.
    You’ll learn how to elongate satin stitches (up to 5 times!) and how to combine different stitches automatically. They will also show you how to create embroidery effects.
    Jayne will the...

  • Introduction to the #IDidntLikeToAsk series

    Did you know that most modern sewing machines have over 300 stitches?  Most of us only use 3 to 4 stitches.  We stick with what we know.  And we “didn’t like to ask” because learning a new stitch can seem like hard work.
    In the #IDidntLikeToAsk video series, you’ll learn how to use different elem...

  • Why you Should Use Flat Headed Pins with Valerie Nesbitt

    Sometimes it is necessary to create a paper cutting template – particularly if you don’t have the specialised acrylic rotary cutting ruler. But you need to keep yourself safe when using rotary equipment. You can do that by using flat headed, flower pins.
    They don’t distort the surface and you can...

  • Dog Rose Trapunto Pincushion from Sylvia Critcher

    Sylvia talks us through all the stages of making this charming little pincushion. She points out that these steps apply to all her patterns and projects.
    She talks through the materials she likes to use. This includes needles, threads and she is obviously a rebel here using machine threads and me...

  • How to Use the EZ Rotary Cutting Rulers with Jennie Rayment

    Rotary cutting is the fast and accurate way to get patchwork pieces ready for the fun bit – the sewing! Jennie talks you though the various ruler sizes she likes to use, explains some of the patchwork terminology and shows you how to cut your fabric safely.
    Rulers used by Jennie are:

    3.5inch x 9...

  • How to Use the EZ Easy Angle Triangles with Jennie Rayment

    Jennie shows you how easy it is to use these triangle rulers which mean that you not only save fabric but you can use the same strip of fabric to cut the triangles as the squares – no longer do you need to worry about 3/8th and 7/8th (for those of us who have been doing patchwork for a while).

  • Drawing with Your Sewing Machine with Janet Clare

    Janet loves to create line drawings with her sewing machine. She does this either simply by sewing with thread or by following the edge of a fused applique shape. Her books and patterns are full of inspiration with simple shapes of dogs, cats, birds and flowers.
    She talks through the equipment yo...

  • Using Steam-a-Seam 2 with Sue Trangmar

    Sue and her friend, used this product to create the Vintage Village houses that feature in her quilt of the same name. They paricularly liked the fact that the product is slightly sticky and therefore adheres to itself non-permanently while you are designing, so that even the smallest of pieces s...

  • Needlethreading Made Easy with Jennie

    The following tips will help hand and machine workers get their thread through the needle’s eye!

  • Sashiko Needle Case & Scissor Case from the Stitch Witch

    This simple duo uses traditional blue fabric with white stitching and Lynette guides you through the stages of making; including tips on  marking out the design (even on dark fabrics); she talks about the thread she likes to use; why she has selected Insulbrite wadding for her needlecase and a gr...

  • An Introduction to Rotary Cutting Patchwork Equipment

    Basic Patchwork Skill
    Rotary cutting has revolutionised patchwork. It enables the patchworker to cut multiple pieces of fabric, quickly, easily and more importantly accurately. The reason for this is that the rotary cutter, a blade on a stick, cuts down through the fabric rather than lifting the ...