Archive for the ‘Templates & Techniques’ Category

90 degree Hexagon & Square templates

One of those weeks… 90 degree Hexagon & Square templates…and a few extra unwanted angles on my car! I have had a lot of requests for the 90 degree hexagon & square templates and I’ve been trying my hardest to get them done and up on the website but it’s been one of those weeks, topped off […]

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May 24, 2014

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Uses pieced hexagons

Pieced Hexagon Blocks

Playing with Pieced Hexagon blocks. It’s great fun playing around with the 1½” Range and 2″ Range of English paper piecing templates. I am always amazed at the number of different designs that can be created from just a few geometric shapes. The following links show examples of small and large pieced hexagon blocks using […]

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Acrylic Templates – hand piecing & fussy cutting

Made Studio Textiles Acrylic Templates have two uses. If you like to hand piece, use the Acrylic Templates to mark both sewing and cutting lines. The open window design makes it easy to trace around the inside to mark the sewing line in one easy step. Tracing around the outside edge gives you the cutting […]

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Appliqué

I love the soft sculptured look of traditional needle-turn appliqué and I have over the years managed to master the technique. I still use it for intricate designs, when lots of small overlapping pieces can be a bit tricky for the template technique. However, I now mostly use templates. Turned-edge appliqué using a template underneath to form […]

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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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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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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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