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Week 2 (Part II): There are two ways to press a seam. Broken Stones SAL

For the second part of the week we are putting together the centre of our blocks.  This is a relatively simple block to sew up so I thought we could chat pressing seams.  There are two ways this can be done.  The salient points of each are listed below. Open: A bit fiddlier than to the side and takes a bit more time to press. Seams fit together every time. Gives a smoother finish to your quilt top. To the side: Faster to press but you have to make sure you are pressing in the right direction (alternate) to allow nesting. Adds bulk to the seam which is apparent when quilted densely.  How you press is up to you but...

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Week 2 (Part I): Broken Stones SAL & Prizes

To begin this week we are making Flying Geese using the no waste method.   This method makes four at a time and saves quite a bit more wastage rather than the traditional method.   And read on for the prize announcement. Oooh!  I have teamed up with three wonderfully talented creatives to put together a virtual prize package for the prize giving in Week 4. Flying Geese: For the first part of this weeks sewing we are making the middle side blocks which consist of flying geese and an additional cut piece.   I have saved a video to the Broken Stones Instagram story highlight  about making the flying geese using the no waste method. View it HERE.  You...

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Week 1 (Part I) Broken Stones Sew Along

Hey, hey Welcome aboard week 1 of the Broken Stones Sew Along!  This sew along is going to run at a faster pace than usual as many of us are at home over the next few weeks.  I will post here on a Monday (Part I) and Thursday (Part II) for the next three weeks.  We will have a catch up week on week 4 and prize giving on the 26th April. If you are signed up to my newsletter you will receive a round up email on Fridays. This sew along is designed for everyone to choose the pace they work at.  Choose a small block and larger quilt if you have the time and check in on the...

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