A Quilt Pattern for Beginners (and what is a ‘fat quarter’?)

I have just published a new quilt pattern, designed specifically for anyone wanting to make their very first quilt. It's called 'Clouds and Smoke' because the original is made in creams and greys. I was so happy to find the beautiful stone building pictured above for the cover photo-shoot, with its rich mix of greys. … Continue reading A Quilt Pattern for Beginners (and what is a ‘fat quarter’?)

Should you wash fabrics before use?

I’m just back from one of our twice-a-year quilting weekends away, which was thoroughly enjoyable. The journey to our quilting destination always involves visits to quilt shops en route and I usually buy fat quarters and scrap bags to stock up my ‘baskets of colour’, kept on the shelves behind my work table. There are […]