Can you help me design or make a quilt?

We can recommend books and will try and help if you are too far away to visit, there is a short film on Channel 4/Kirstie how to make  a patchwork quilt.

What is a fat quarter?

A fat quarter is 1m cut into four hot x bun fashion

What is a long quarter?

A long quarter is 25cms cut straight across the bolt from selvedge to selvedge

What is a linear metre?

A linear metre is 2m long but only half a width wide so it only costs 1metre

What is quilting?

Quilting is putting the top quilt wadding and backing into a sandwich and holding it together either with machine or hand stitches.

What is patchwork?

Patchwork is sewing pieces together with a 1/4” or 6mm seam

What is bonded applique?

Bonded applique is fixed with a hot iron is a little stiffer and needs to be either hand or machine top or blanket stitched to secure.

What is applique by hand?

Applique by hand is when you cut out a piece of fabric to applique down including a small 6mm turn, you use small applique needles and turn under using matching thread