Archive for July 2013 | Monthly archive page

Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition 2013

Congratulations to all the participants, winners and organisers of the Victorian Quilters Showcase Exhibition 2013 for another great event and a big thank you to the sponsors who support our quilting events. After moving back to Melbourne in 2007 I joined the Victorian Quilters Guild. In 2011 a quilting friend encouraged me to enter some […]

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Jul 30, 2013

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in: Events & Exhibitions

English Paper Piecing – hand & machine techniques

When some quilters think of English paper piecing they fondly think of the time spent relaxing in their favourite armchair hand sewing, others… just think of the time spent. I enjoy hand sewing and always have some next to my armchair, but I hate spending more time on something than I need to. If I can […]

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Designing with Shape & Design Packs

Quilt designing with Shape & Design Packs is as easy as throwing a few ingredients into a bowl. Use sashings, inners borders and backgrounds to combine the Shape & Design Packs together. Continuing the cooking analogy… they are the butter, oil and flour that combine your chosen ingredients. Here’s just a couple of recipes to give […]

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Jul 24, 2013

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in: Design Ideas, Tips & Tutorials

Patchwork Templates… Size does matter!

When it comes to combining patchwork templates… Size does matter! Made Studio Textiles English paper piecing patchwork templates are measured along the side edges. For example the 1½” Hexagon has a side edge that measures… you guessed it, 1½”. Specifying the side edge measurement means you will know you can use it with the 1½” Triangle, […]

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Jul 22, 2013

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in: Templates & Techniques

Designing a quilt is like cooking

Designing a quilt is like cooking… just start with the main ingredient and add to taste! When it comes to designing your own quilt it’s sometimes hard to know where to start, even for experienced quilters. I hope my range of ready-to-use templates might help you when starting your next project. Made Studio Textiles template […]

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It just grew!

A seed was sewn, an idea sprouted and it just grew! Just like my ‘At the bottom of Grandma’s Flower Garden’ quilt. Years ago I read an article on using freezer paper for appliqué templates. The instructions stated, iron the coated side of the paper to the wrong side of the fabric, paint all the seam allowances […]

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Jul 15, 2013

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in: About Made Studio Textiles

Welcome to my Blog

Welcome to my Blog… here’s where you’ll find out more about Made Studio Textiles Templates & Techniques. Also it’s a place to chat, share ideas, offer tips & tutorials, design ideas and other quilting bits & pieces that you might enjoy. I enjoy designing both traditional and contemporary style quilts but I’ve always loved traditional […]

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Jul 12, 2013

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in: About Made Studio Textiles