FREE Tasters (Quilting)

FREE Tasters (Quilting)

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FREE Tasters (Quilting)
  • TASTER: Diamonds and Chains Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    This comprehensive workshop uses simple tips and techniques that result in a stunning quilt.

    Valerie describes some of her favourite methods of constructing a block using half square triangles and four patches.

    Talking through a strip pieced method of making half square triangles using Than...

  • TASTER: Split 9 Patch (Scrap) with Valerie Nesbitt

    Use Jelly Rolls or Scraps
    This traditional pattern stands the test of time and the small block with its diagonal split of colour can be sewn together in a wide variety of different settings.  It is very similar to the log cabin block which has a diagonal split of colour. The Barn Raising setting ...

  • TASTER: Free Motion Quilting - Part 2 with Paula Doyle

    More useful filler stitches, this time following a pre-marked design. Paula shows you how to make these – such as mock cathedral window – and then how to create this with an interesting look at making it a continuous design.
    Paula often uses a pre-marked grid, and she guides you through how to ma...

  • TASTER: Free Motion Machine Quilting Part 1 with Paula Doyle

    This is the first of three workshops with Paula and in this workshop the focus is on free-motion filler stitches.
    Paula starts off by talking us through her quilting sandwich, setting up the machine – reminding us which foot to use and helps us by using high contrast thread so that we can see wha...

  • TASTER: Superstar - Blazing Star Centre with Jennie Rayment

    Jennie shows Valerie how to create the Blazing Star (Lone Star) which will form the centre medallion of this quilt and is part 1 of the series.
    Modern patchwork using the rotary cutter in conjunction with your sewing machine creates this with a straightforward strip-piecing method and clever use ...

  • TASTER: The Night Sky Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    And we are off on our quilt adventure – row 1: sun/moon and stars on the night sky. Jennie shows you how to create these with the help of useful rotary cutting templates (which keep you safe and as well as accurate).
    You get information on how to measure your strips of fabric. She talks about sea...

  • TASTER: Flying Geese Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    In this row Jennie uses one fabric for the sky and then a variety for the geese and fast rotary cutting of the shapes allows you to get to the fun bit of sewing really quickly.
    Jennie talks up through the construction, the pressing, use of the thread-saver to help keep your patchwork neat as well...

  • TASTER: Sunset Strip Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Seminole patchwork is simple strip sewing and then cutting at a funny angle to give you some interesting shapes; most rulers have the 60 degree on them, so using your existing equpment shouldn’t be a problem.
    Of course if you already have the 60 degree Diamond that is also an option.
    You do need ...

  • TASTER: Delectable Mountains Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Delectable mountains made quickly and easily with the help of rotary cutting. The triangle ruler is an option since the unit to create is a half-square triangle (it does however give you accuracy right from the start) and Jennie says is saves you fabric in the long run!
    The mountains need to be m...

  • TASTER: Landlocked Lakes Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Jennie reminds us that this quilt is Fat quarter friendly. So there are no excuses about not being able to use up your stash!
    Jennie uses the Companion Angle and the Tri-Recs set of rotary cutting templates. These allow you to cut out your fabric quickly, easily and accurately with the rotary cut...

  • TASTER: Deep Dark Forest Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    In this row Jennie uses a selection of fabrics for the trees and trunks – but again from Fat 1’4’s. This deep dark forest uses the Tri-Recs ruler which makes cutting fast and accurate. Jennie shows you how to cut one at a time, but you could use the rotary cutter to its potential by cutting lots ...

  • TASTER: Cosy Cottages Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    There are three of these to make and Jennie talks you through your options. She gives suggestions on how you might like to customize yours’ by adding curtains, roses and other stuff.
    She loves to use the Companion Angle rotary cutting template for a couple of reasons – mainly because it saves you...

  • TASTER: Snails Trail Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    We’ve called this row 8 but in fact it does form part of row 7 with the cosy cottages. As usual with Jennie, we get lots of options and design ideas (in the next workshop we will be giving you even more design ideas for the snails trail block).
    Simple to construct with a four patch centre, Jennie...

  • TASTER: Municipal Gardens Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Jennie gets to create the gardens and path for this row. She takes the basic and classic Drunkard’s path pattern which could also be used as a clamshell. She shows you how easy it is to sew – just 5 pins to hold the curved shape into place.
    The acrylic rotary cutting template keeps your fingers s...

  • TASTER: Sandy Beach Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    This sandy beach does come with ice cream, but they will be coming later!
    In this row, Jennie shows how to use the EZ Quilting Long Hexagon template. You can link with a 60 degree triangle to create straight seams. The templates comes with flat noses, so you can be really accurate in your piecing...

  • TASTER: Soft Waves Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    These soft waves are a really interesting row and cut from strips of fabric using the Uneven Nine Patch template, who would have thought? You can use this template safely with the rotary cutter. In this row Jennie shows how to cut the pieces and also the sewing sequence.
    When you get to do the pr...

  • TASTER: Sail Boats Row of Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Jennie starts this row off with some simple strip piecing and then you get to make the boats. Do pay attention when cutting out the sails,  particularly if you are using printed fabrics, you can make life easier for yourself, if you use plain fabrics and then both sides are the same.
    Again Jennie...

  • TASTER: Adding Applique to Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    To begin with Jennie gives you some help on the sewing sequence for your rows. She takes you through how to add your applique motives.
    In the case of the beach ball you need to cut out and create the segments of the ball. Jennie uses the 45 degree triangle template for this. As these are made wit...

  • TASTER: Finishing Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    In this final part of the story Jennie reminds you that you can make the backing for the quilt from the rest of the Fat 1/4 fabric. She simply cut the fabric into large squares or smaller rectangles sewn together. Then she pieced them to make the back scrappy. This will work particularly well wit...

  • TASTER: Adding Border and Scrappy Edging Jennie`s Stripy Stripey Story Quilt

    Well, here we are putting on the borders, and yes there are two of them. Jennie decided that a single ‘stop’ border would work best before the scrappy one.
    Jennie talks you through how to measure and not be a ‘lopper’ and how to make the delightful and useful scrappy border. The EZ template makes...

  • TASTER: Tudor Rose Table Runner - Part 1 - with Nancy Adamek

    Nancy has designed this lovely table runner to be created with four blocks. The blocks contain some lovely new English paper piecing shapes. In this part of her workshop she takes the 45 degree jewel and sews it  around an octagon to create the star.

    Nancy takes you through the type of fabric ...

  • TASTER: Tudor Rose Table Runner Part 2 Curved Pieces with Nancy Adamek

    Nancy talks you through cutting out the fabric from strips. Jelly rolls would work well if you aren't working with Fat 1/4's. She focusses on using a slightly larger seam allowance than the traditional 1/4 inch as this is more helpful on curves.

    She also talks you through the type of needle sh...

  • TASTER: Tudor Rose Table Runner: Part 3 Finishing your Project with Nancy Adamek

    We are in the final stages of making this English Paper pieced table runner.
    Your last pieces
    In this section you get to add 45 degree diamonds that join the blocks together. You'll also some kites that join the blocks and then you need to applique the whole table runner onto the background fab...

  • TASTER: Sashing for Your First Sampler Quilt with Valerie Nesbitt

    All your blocks should now have been made whether they are 9 or 12 or 15.
    The next step is to join your blocks together with sashing strips and corner stones. You’ll love this stage in the process, because all your blocks now look as though they belong together!
    We will be working on the borders ...