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