Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher – Part 1

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Mystery Quilt with Sylvia Critcher – Part 1

Get ready to make a start – Sylvia suggests you watch it through first before you get cutting though.


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Sylvia sugests you watch Part 1 through before embarking on your project.

The completed blocks should be 12½ ins square when made to this stage – if they are slightly larger, or smaller this will be ok providing they are all the same size and you can trim if necessary – but beware of being too cavalier!

For this quilt a ¼ inch seam allowance is used throughout and you can sew by hand or machine.  Sylvia does mark up the sewing line on her pieces and this is a great help for those used to sewing metric and gives greater accuracy to others.

Sylvia guides you through the cutting and the piecing of the blocks in this first section;  and has some great advice about the grain of the triangles to keep your block square as well as pinning and sewing and pressing – for most of the seams she likes to press them open – (and you might like to learn about the strip stick to help you with this).

If you would like to learn a little bit about handpiecing then Valerie shows you in her workshop on the Tumbling Block patchwork. and the simple running stitch can be used in traditional patchwork too.

Here is a reminder of the fabric quantities:

Minimum Amounts required:
quantites based on fabric 112cm (42″ wide)

12 Fat ¼’s  mixtures of prints in various tones but from the same colour palette – Pink

75cm Dark Pink

25cm  of 4 different prints & plains in Green colour way

50cm  (40cms) Pale Cream/background

1 mtre Pale Pink – needs to contrast though with the 12 Fat ¼’s

and if you want to have another look at the promo video – click here:


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