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

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