FREE Tasters (Quilting)

FREE Tasters (Quilting)

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FREE Tasters (Quilting)
  • Taster: Learn How to Sew No Pin Curves with Jenny Haynes

    In this episode of The Makers Studio, we meet quilter and teacher - - Jenny Haynes - - who demonstrates how to sew no pin curves to create gorgeous, precise, curvy designs.
    You’ll learn Jenny’s innovative piecing technique which uses straight line quilting and turning the fabric.
    You’ll see how...

  • Taster: Scrap Illusions with Anita Birtles

    Anita demonstrates how to make a feature of crumb squares and focus prints with this effective illusion block. This particularly simple block uses cornerstones and shadow strips to give a 3D effect.

    There are tips on the sizes of sashing, shadowing and cornerstones in relation to the size of t...

  • Lucy Introduces Her Makers Studio Episode

    In this short introductory video, Lucy shares what you will learn by watching her Makers Studio episode.

    You’ll see how to use foundation paper piecing with freezer paper to create a simple shape that you can multiply, play with, and experiment with colour.

    You can, then, make these small p...

  • TASTER: The Makers Studio with Lucy Engels, Artist and Quilter

    In this episode of The Makers Studio, we meet quilter and artist - - Lucy Engels - - who inspires us with a colourful modern quilt design using a foundation paper piecing technique that she calls, “controlled improv.”
    You’ll learn how to map out your own template on freezer paper. Press fabric i...

  • TASTER: One Patch Rose Block with Carolyn Forster

    Carolyn Forster picks out one of her favourite templates to make this fun block. The simple Kite template from the Sunflower block placed together in a three pieced unit.

    She demonstrates how to economically cut out using a strip of fabric with very little waste. Although the template is ideal...

  • Taster: Last Minute Baby Quilt from Anita Birtles

    Anita Birtles quick and simple strip baby quilt uses till roll crumbs and raw edge applique to stunning effect.

    Using left over Jelly Roll strips, Till roll crumbs and crumb squares this strip quilt can be completed quickly.

    There are tips for keeping the strips straight, adding in till rol...

  • Taster: Pinwheels in Pieces with Valerie Nesbitt

    Based on a Big Pinwheel as a focal point. Valerie Nesbitt shows how to make a stack of pinwheels for use in this versatile quilt.

    There are tips on pairing fabrics, spinning the fabrics 2 ways, pressing the seams and notching together for accurate points. Creating a large pinwheel block which ...

  • TASTER: Hexagon Sunflower Block with Carolyn Forster

    This beautiful block can be hand or machine pieced. Carolyn Forster uses a set of templates to rotary cut the pieces for this block. Making the cutting  particularly easy to fussy cut when using a variety of fabrics, directional fabrics or even one fabric.

    Markings on the templates show where ...

  • Taster: How to Make Bias Quilt Binding with Anita Birtles

    Used for binding curved quilt edges, oven gloves, tree skirts and bags. This simple method of making a bias quilt binding will enhance any project with a curve.

    Anita Birtles shows how easy it is to cut the binding.  Using a simple method of folding the fabric on the bias. And cutting with a S...

  • Taster: Fabric Humbug Bag with Valerie Nesbitt

    These are really a great idea. Once you have made one, you will be inspired to make them in lots of different sizes and finishes.

    Valerie guides you through some of the pitfalls to avoid and also shows you how lovely the new lace zips are - they get sewn onto the top of the fabric rather tha...

  • Taster: Crazy 8 and 6 with Anita Birtles & Valerie Nesbitt

    Anita and Valerie show how easy it is to use up scraps with Creative Grids Crazy temples.

    Whilst Anita prefers the Crazy 6 for totally scrappy blocks. Valerie chiefly goes for coordinating fabrics with Crazy 8 to produce a beautiful star pattern.

    Using these versatile templates, it's easy t...

  • Taster: Collider Quilt with Claire Campion

    Making this beautiful Collider Quilt couldn't be simpler with Claire Campions comprehensive workshop.

    Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles and Half Rectangle Triangles are the basis of the quilt. Claire demonstrates how to make them all.

    Starting with two methods of making Half S...

  • TASTER: Dahlia Quilt with Sue Thornborough

    Have fun choosing colours for this beautiful Dahlia quilt.

    Sue Thornborough demonstrates how to make a stunning quilt through this comprehensive workshop.

    Specifically using templates, accurate cutting and sewing.

    She consequently produces arcs that come together into sweeping curve of t...

  • TASTER: Scrap Crumb Squares with Anita Birtles

    Ever wondered what to do with all those fabric crumbs? Anita Birtles shows how to make a 10 inch block from all your off cuts.

    She talks through the process of sorting, sewing and using 10 inch crumb squares. An ideal thing to do when you just want to sew but don"t have a specific project.


  • TASTER: Turkey Tracks with Carolyn Forster

    Let's Talk about Turkey Tracks.

    Carolyn Forster uses templates to make a variety of blocks. That are subsequently pieced together to form the turkey track pattern.

    The templates include markings that guide the sewing together. Thus enabling the pieces to be hand or machine sewn.

    Carolyn ...

  • TASTER: Meet Sandi Lush

    Valerie Nesbitt interviews Sandi Lush amongst her wonderful quilt designs.

    Well known for her hand quilting and whole quilt designs. Sandi talks Valerie through her collection of knitting inspired quilts.

    Undoubtedly a superb set of quilts, using a large variety of fabric and stitches to pr...

  • TASTER: Surprising Silhouettes from Angela Madden

    Angela takes the art of paper cutting to a new level, and we all remember how simple and easy that was. This simple style of designing suits all ages. Even those of us who do not consider ourselves artistic, can create stunning and unique designs.

    Angela talks us through some of the ideas and ...

  • TASTER: 1930's Sunflower with Carolyn Forster

    Inspired by a 1930's antique quilt Carolyn Forster shows how she uses acrylic templates to replicate the quilt block.

    These templates are easy to use, enabling accurate cutting, essential when using unusual shaped pieces.

    The block is ideal for highlighting particular fabrics and the templa...

  • Taster: Peyton Quilt from Fat Quarter Baby Book with Valerie Nesbitt

    Valerie guides you through the process for making the block for this delightful quilt. It is simply constructed from 4 squares, with stitch'n'flip corners. It works very well with directional fabrics too. Producing a beautiful nine block quilt.

    Great for beginners too, as you don't have to wor...

  • TASTER: Contrarywise Cathedral Windows with Jennie Rayment

    This twist on the traditional Cathedral Windows block encourages us all to experiment with this technique.

    Jennie Rayment describes how altering the cathedral window square can produce an Octagon ideal for making table runners and decorations.

    Starting with a square Jennie shows a turned th...

  • TASTER: Till Roll Crumb Quilting with Anita Birtles

    Using scraps to create fabric strips for bindings, borders, edging and quilts is a favourite method for Anita Birtles. These are generally used in her bright and colourful quilts.

    Anita demonstrates how simple it is to sew strips to till roll paper using a short stitch. Building up a strip of ...

  • 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...