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Summer Flower Bowl

Summer Flower Bowl

Is it only our imagination that flowers blooming in later summer tend more and more towards yellow, yellow-orange and orange, until finally August and September bring an onslaught of purple? It doesn’t matter if we just imagined the subtle change of colour, we wanted to have a cheerful and sunny fabric bowl to put on a rather gloomy shelf. Also to be looked at in a few months time when the weather turns chilly and the sun prefers the southern hemisphere... (31 July 2011)

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Other Smart Pockets

Other Smart Pockets

We are delighted to announce that the “Smart Pocket” turned out to be very popular! Not only with quilters, but also with non-quilters who see our pocket whenever we answer our phones. As this is the case, we thought that the pattern should be more versatile and available for more than one type of phone, whether smart or not that smart.

As we cannot provide patterns for every single phone on the market, we hope to show you in this short article how to create your own “customized” pattern... (31 July 2011)

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Fabric Sculptures

Fabric Sculptures

Fabric sculptures are easy to make and great fun. You can use up all kinds of scraps: strips, odd shaped pieces, unwanted pre-cuts... You could also add pieces of yarn and embroidery floss to make your sculptures even more interesting... (30 July 2011) - WITH EMBEDDED YOUTUBE FILM!

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Martha-Quilt - Finishing

Martha-Quilt - Finishing

For the Martha-Quilt, we designed a label that serves two purposes. Not only is it the carrier of the necessary information for the after-world, but it also shows the painting which was the source for the line drawing which became the embroidery motif in the centre of the quilt. We thought it quite fitting to create a label with this painting as a background, adding both the painter and the year it was painted.... (30 July 2011)

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Oval with Crosshatch Background

Although the line drawing of Martha Washington for which this quilting pattern was conceived is not a silhouette, we thought that a classical oval frame on an unobtrusive, but elegant background would be the best solution here... (24 July 2011)

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Martha Quilt Assembly

Martha Quilt Assembly

The Martha Quilt is another example of a medallion quilt. In this case, the layout is quite simple: the centre motif of the quilt which is one single block is surrounded by two borders with corner blocks. The first border is comparatively narrow at only 1” (2.5 cm) wide, whereas the outer border is 3” (7.5 cm) wide with pieced corner blocks... (24 July 2011)

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Double Pinwheel

Double Pinwheel

The Double Pinwheel block is an easy block to sew and a perfect companion for more complicated blocks, a great addition to any sampler quilt and very useful as a sashing block or component in a border design. Despite its simplicity, the “whirling” triangles give the block a lot of dynamic and offer countless options for colour and pattern placement to achieve ever more different looks... (21 July 2011)

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Card Trick

Card Trick

... The Card Trick block is easy to make if you cut and sew with care and accuracy. Moreover, you can choose whether you want to have two or four different “cards” in your block. Our instructions here are written for two different cards as this won’t leave any leftovers... (19 July 2011)

Firmament Assembly

Firmament Assembly

The Firmament quilt has a horizontal setting with 25 Firmament blocks, 20 Firmament border blocks and 4 Firmament corner blocks. There are no sashings and there are no additional borders.... (17 July 2011)

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Marbling

Marbling

A great way of manipulating the colour of fabric and a fun activity for young and old paint dabbers alike, is fabric marbling. In its most basic version, this technique requires comparatively few utensils and still produces fantastic results... (13 July 2011)

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