How to knife-edge finish your quilts

How to knife edge a quilt Susan Briscoe Sidmouth quilt

Unlike most modern quilts, old British coverlets and quilts usually have a knife-edge finish rather than a binding. Like the original early-nineteenth century Sidmouth quilt from The Quilter’s Guild Collection, Susan Briscoe’s Sidmouth Revisited from Issue 15 (below) was finished in this way, which gives the quilt a firmer, flatter edge. Here, we’ll show you how… Continue reading

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) patchwork tutorial

Foundation paper piecing patchwork technique

Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) is a very accurate method of patchwork, which is especially useful for piecing unusual or awkward shapes and achieving crisp, clean lines in your patchwork. If you’re new to FPP, Lynne Goldsworthy has put together this patchwork tutorial to show you how to foundation paper piece a 6in square Economy Block to get… Continue reading

Quilt design of the week: Photo piecing an English seaside scene

photo pieced quilt design

There may be a few clouds in the sky right now, but that’s not going to stop us enjoying a good old British summer complete with fish and chips, walks on the beach and sticks of rock. This gorgeous quilt design from The Purl Bee takes an iconic scene – rows of colourful beach huts… Continue reading