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Quilting Progress – Finally!

In my 2018 goals post, I talked about how I really wanted to finish my first quilt this year. I'm moving in summer and, as I mentioned then, I'm not sure my sewing machine will get set up where we move to so I'm attempting, however vainly, to get it done by then. Last year… Continue reading Quilting Progress – Finally!

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Quilt Update

I said it the last post that I'm using fusible batting and I can confirm its amazing! My first four blocks are mostly quilted. To start with I stitched in the ditch around each of the patterned fabrics, then went on to add borders 1/4 inch out from those which was easy enough, just following… Continue reading Quilt Update

JJ Crafts, quilting, sewing

My First Quilt – The Beginning

Having finished my table runner I decided to dive straight in to starting my quilt. The plan originally was 3 different blocks of each of the six patterned fabrics I've chosen. Each of which would be sashed in white and then joined and bordered in white too (or maybe bordered in yellow or navy if… Continue reading My First Quilt – The Beginning

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Table Runner Update

At the start of the month I decided to make a table runner to practice my quilting and to test out all my new quilting goodies that I got for Christmas. I also wanted to test out my poplin cotton against regular quilting cotton to make double sure it would work (instead of finding out… Continue reading Table Runner Update

JJ Crafts, quilting, sewing

Getting into Quilting

This is going to be my year of quilting. I'm going to make my first quilt. I got everything I need for Christmas. The plan was to start straight off having 'practiced' on my table mats. In reality, I didn't do as much quilting on the table mats as I wanted to as I ran… Continue reading Getting into Quilting