How to use up some Left-Over 5 inch squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 179

This video shows how to use up some of those left-over 5 inch squares. We seem to accumulate left-overs, let’s use some of them up!

 

 

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How to use delicious leftovers to make a Floating 4-patch block – Quilting Tips & Techniques 177

This video shows how to use up some leftover fabrics, 2 1/2″ and 5″ squares, to make a Floating 4-patch block that measures 7″ and finishes at 6 1/2″ square. This makes a delicious scrappy quilt!

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More Quilting in the Garden!

Whilst I have been busy preparing for the pop-up shop, opening soon, I thought a few more quilts in the garden would be good!

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Happy New Year

Well it seems that 2015 is well under way already! Hoping that the year brings good things into your life.

I have been taking pictures of my quilts in the garden, so here are some of them. I hope to continue posting pics, as well as doing more video Quilting Tips & Techniques, so I am managing to keep myself busy!

We are back in New Zealand and enjoying the summer.  Starting next week I have rented a small shipping container on the waterfront in Wellington so will be spending a lot of my time there, so if you are in Wellington please come and say Hi, I will be on Taranaki Wharf.

Quilts in the Garden!

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How to make Zippered Pouches using 10″ squares – Quilting Tips & Techniques 175

This video shows how to use some 10″ squares of fabric, and batting, to make zippered pouches, with some variations on a theme!
see also: Quilting Tips & Techniques 095 – How to make Paper Bag Corners: http://youtu.be/R6AkpvJYqq0
A pattern for the pouches is available on:
http://gourmetquilter.com/collections/bags?page=3

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How to use an Applique Mat for Fusible Applique – Quilting Tips & Techniques 174

Well, another Christmas is in the past, hoping everyone is having a good time over this holiday season. We had a delicious time with family including our little 2 year old grandson, a lovely time on the beach and also riding round the garden on his new bike!

So now I am busy planning next year, so many things to do, so little time!

This video shows how to use an applique mat (or Teflon sheet) to assemble small parts for fusible applique. The technique has been shown on one of my patterns, That Japanese Doll Quilt, which is available to purchase and download from my website http://www.gourmetquilter.com.
Here is the link:
http://gourmetquilter.com/collections/quilt-patterns?page=4

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