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How to: Make a St Louis 16 patch (Beginner friendly, fun and fast!)

How to: Make a St Louis 16 patch (Beginner friendly, fun and fast!)

I had so much fun making this fun, fast and beginner friendly quilt that I had to share it with you! I found out after sharing some photos on my instagram that it's actually called the St Louis 16 Patch- and of course there are plenty of tutorials out there but I wanted to make one that was super efficient from a fabric perspective (eg uses up almost an entire fat quarter). Plus, the best thing- no background fabric required! This really is a super speedy quilt- each block took me less than ten minutes and lots of straight line...

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How to: Make bias binding

How to: Make bias binding

Want to make bias binding but concerned its too hard? That was me two days ago- but now I'm a total convert! There are many ways to make bias binding out there but this was the least confusing method I found (plus bonus-  very little waste) :-)  Step 1: The calculation (I promise it's not that confusing!) Add together the sides of your quilt (in my example, it is a 64" x 64" quilt) 64 + 64 + 64 + 64 = 256 Add 10-20" for corners 256 + 20 = 276 Multiply this amount by the width of your desired...

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How to: Use less fabric for your backing

How to: Use less fabric for your backing

Hi everyone, my name is Jodie and I own a fabric store and I've written an article about how you can purchase and use LESS fabric. Why? Because I want you to be able to use the MOST BEAUTIFUL fabrics for your backing and make spectacular quilts. Hopefully this might make it just a little bit more affordable for you to do so :-)  When I first started quilting, I would use any old fabric for backing not thinking quality mattered. But, the first time I used a gorgeous Cotton + Steel Rifle Paper Co fabric as my backing fabric, I realised...

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How to: Make a stripy quilt (which can be a quilt top or quilt backing)

How to: Make a stripy quilt (which can be a quilt top or quilt backing)

If you are looking for a super quick quilt make OR an interesting yet simple backing, have I got the project for you. This pattern calls for any fabric which has a wider Width of Fabric (WOF) - at least 53" and means you can whip up a decent size throw (78" x 78") in no time! For this project, I used 100% linen which you can purchase here- I also have kits if you would like to make one yourself! I used this as the "backing" for my 100% linen Lottie quilt.  To make this, you need: 1 yard Fabric...

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How to: Make a Whole Cloth quilt

How to: Make a Whole Cloth quilt

Instructions on how to make a whole cloth quilt- a quick and easy yet super satisfying project !

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