On this week’s Q(uilting) & A video, I explain the concept of fat quarters of fabric. Why I love them, and why they are so useful!READ MORE
It’s Thursday! Which means I have a new video for you (this is getting less scary, this video stuff!). Today’s subject is all about the quilting term “squaring up”. What it means and how to do it.READ MORE
Happy Monday to you all! Our heating is currently broken and its bit cold in the house. Fingers crossed the repairman coming in an hour can fix it quickly. (Send warm thoughts!)
In the meantime, I wanted to share a link to my video interview with Britain-Based quiltmaker Jenny Haynes of Papper Sax Sten. She is one of my Ruby Ruler™ Ambassadors and I love seeing how she is using the Ruby Ruler™ to check color values on her curvy-pieced quilt designs. She manages to create very interesting tunnel and tubular effects using curved piecing and color value.
OK, full disclosure, this is not a question I am asked on the regular. But in workshops I teach, I’ve seen some, well, creative ways to hold and cut with a rotary cutter. 😬 Some have learn one way, when just starting out, and have a hard time relearning safer ways to handle a rotary cutter.
I get it.READ MORE