Author Archives: GourmetQuilter

About GourmetQuilter

My name is SusanClaire Mayfield and I live in a delightful old home in the country in New Zealand. I have been quilting for many years and have been designing quilting patterns for a long time now! I love to design and write patterns for quilts and bags and other quilt related items and now have quite a large range.

How to make a fun block with squares and folds – Quilting Tips & Techniques 166

This video shows how to have some fun with squares of fabric and some folds. The block size depends on what size squares you use, in this video the squares are cut 4 1/2″ square so will finish at 4″ … Continue reading

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Spending time In Houston, Texas

So here I am in Houston, attending Internaional Quilt Market and Festival, loads to see and learn about and even just a little bit of enjoyment!! So here is the sunrise this morning from the motel room, the sun is … Continue reading

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How to make a fun Pinwheel Block using 5″ squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 165

This video shows how to make a fun Pinwheel Block using 5″ squares. The block measure 6 1/2″ (6″ finished).

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Desirable Features of a Sewing Machine for Patchwork & Quilting – Quilting Tips & Techniques 164

I often get asked about what sewing machine would be good for delicious quilting, so this video shows some of the features and feet I really enjoy on a sewing machine for patchwork and quilting. The sewing machine used for … Continue reading

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How to make a House block – Quilting Tips & Techniques 163

This block, measuring 6 1/2″ (6″ finished) is a fun block to make using strips and squares. Build a village, or maybe a town!!!

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How to make a Sail Boat Block with 2 1/2″ strips & squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 162

This video shows how to make a Sail Boat block using 2 1/2″ strips & squares. The block measures 8 1/2″ so will be a finished 8″ block.  

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