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A Quilting Weekend in Hampshire, November 2019

** EARLY BIRD PRICE**
Date: 2 - 3 November 2019
Location: Warbrook House Hotel (The Grange), Eversley, RG27 0PL
Price: £350 Early Bird Special if booked before 2 May 2019 / £375 after this

You will have the chance to spend one day with each tutor, working with miniature quilts and silhouette patterns.

A Patchwork and Quilting Weekend in Hampshire November 2019

Date: 23 - 24 November 2019
Location: Warbrook House Hotel (The Grange), Eversley, RG27 0PL
Price: £350 Early Bird Special if booked before 23 May 2019 / £375 after this

Two great tutors to choose from. Come along for two days of Patchwork and Quilting inspiration Blazing Star with Jennie Rayment Fun fabric fiddling this weekend as we demystify and simplify this simply stunning block - The Blazing Star (or Lone Star) – which can be used as a medallion centre for a larger quilt, or just on it’s own.

A Patchwork and Quilting Weekend in Hampshire, October 2019

** EARLY BIRD PRICE**
Date: 12 -13 October 2019
Location: Warbrook House Hotel (The Grange), Eversley, Hampshire
Price: £350 Early Bird Special if booked before 12 April 2019 / £375 after this

Three great tutors to choose from. Same great sewing fun. Come along for two days of Patchwork and Quilting inspiration at this popular weekend retreat.

A Quilting Weekend in Hampshire, March 2019

Date: 30 - 31 March 2019
Location: Warbrook House Hotel (The Grange), Eversley, RG27 0PL
Price: £375

You will have the chance to spend one day with each tutor, working on Triangle and Octagon designs.

Carolyn Forster

Carolyn is an accomplished quilt maker, teacher and author of several books and patterns. Carolyn has been sewing quilts for over 20 years and just loves using up scraps. She is constantly inspired by vintage quilt blocks she finds on her travels and she brings them up-to-date with modern construction techniques – stitch n’ flip and Quilting on the Go are two of her favourites.

2019-02-21T16:08:47+00:00January 12th, 2017|Categories: Tutors|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Have I done enough quilting?

Modern waddings do not need to be as densely quilted as vintage quilts used to be - that's why the older quilts are quilted approx every 1"; check with the paperwork/washing instructions that come with your wadding but usually today's option is approx 7-10" apart. Question: I have quilted each (log cabin)  block on the diagonal to make squares with the quilting line (does that make sense?).

2015-03-10T00:00:00+00:00March 10th, 2015|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: |0 Comments

How do I quilt the 40 minute scrap quilt?

Would it look ok if to do it at an angle? Answer: Good question - it will look already whatever you do as it's really scrappy;  I took the easy option of quilting with wavey lines (and my walking foot)
over every other seam with a thread that was tonal/varigated.   If you quilt on the diagonal be aware that this is on the bias and you won't want the quilt to distort.

2015-01-26T00:00:00+00:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: |0 Comments

Marking designs onto a dark fabric.

Do you have a favoured method of transferring quilting patterns? I have a dark sashing and I am finding it difficult to transfer on to it.   Answer: Yes dark colours are always a challenge;   I do mention some options in the video Quilting Your Quilt
https://www.justhands-on.tv/videos/workshops/article-1086/quilting-your-sampler-quilt-with-valerie-nesbitt

and it depends a little on how complex the pattern is;  if its a real stencil pattern then I would use Quilt-and-Tear  but if its a simple pattern try the Hera marker (or scoring with the back of your scissors)

2014-01-29T00:00:00+00:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Quilt as you Go option

What do you do if the quilt becomes too big to manage? Well quilt as you go is an option - and both Valerie and Carolyn Forster have methods you might like to try:   Valerie uses the machine and Carolyn works by hand: Here is the comment from Heather - I have also just re-watched your video on how to join a quilt as you go project using the machine instead of hand sewing.

2013-11-30T00:00:00+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: , |0 Comments

What do you do with the thread ends when you are finished quilting?

Well the threads can be knotted and then hidden in the wadding.  You can see how by watching Knotting Off Your Threads and here is what one happy viewer had to say:   I have just watched 'Knotting Off Your Threads' with Valerie and would like to say thank you for sharing such a great method. I was taking both threads to the back, tying them off and then weaving in the ends which seemed to take longer than the actual quilting!

2013-10-16T00:00:00+00:00October 16th, 2013|Categories: Community, Q & A|Tags: , |0 Comments
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