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.

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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Teaching at Quilters Haven over 3 days

        I am thrilled to have been teaching at Karin Hellaby’s shop, Quilters Haven, in Suffolk, UK, where I spent 3 delicious days showing delightful ladies how to make some of my quilts! Apart from the teaching, … Continue reading

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How to make a Road to California block using 2 1/2″ squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 161

This video shows how to make a Road to California patchwork block using 2 1/2″ squares. Makes a block that measures 6 1/2″ square, so finishes as a 6″ block.

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Life Afloat! Sewing on a Boat! – Quilting Tips & Techniques 160

This video shows my Studio Afloat! on board a wide beam narrow boat in the UK for a period of time, plus some environmental shots. Where do you like to quilt?  

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