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Top Tip – the best quilting tool

Before I divulge the secret of the best gadget in your quilting toolbox have a look at this: The prolific Jan has already finished one of the Hexie Club projects (that she only started last week). Oh the joys of having unlimited sewing time. Jan tweaked the pattern slightly and added a fancy zipper pull. So it’s really a one-off. There are more Hexie Club projects out there and we’ll bring you photos as soon… Continue Reading

Thursday pow wow

The Apatcheez have been very busy this week with lots more projects finished. Prepare for photo-bombing…..   As well as the above there are also some wonderful works in progress. Here’s a couple we saw around the table this week. Actually there’s lots more but I’ll save that until next time. Except to say that we had several people start with Apatchy this week. Some came to learn a new craft, some for the company…. Continue Reading

The week that was

A little late this week but not forgotten. A busy week with lots of sewing. Sharyn from the Wednesday group definitely won the UFO-finishing crown this week. She managed to finish three projects. They are on the gallery for all to see but I am showing you here as well:   All these projects are going to new homes so she is very generous with her quilting. The second photo above show what you can… Continue Reading

Here’s what happened

As you know we had some issues with the rain last Friday week and there was a lot of water in my office which meant that everything had to come out. When the rain finally stopped it all had to go back in again – only re-arranged of course. We have spoken to a builder and we intend to commence waterproofing very soon so we don’t have this problem again. What you may not know is… Continue Reading

It’s a Washout!

Due to the heavy rain over the weekend we have had flooding so there won’t be any classes this week. Sorry for the inconvenience but there is a lot to put back in place.

Damn that 1/4″ seam!

As we batten down the hatches here in south east Queensland and wait for a cyclone to hit us, I got to thinking about the elusive 1/4″ seam, as you do when disaster’s imminent. An integral factor in achieving success in quilting, why is it so difficult to attain? Sure there are some people who can ‘eyeball’ this width and zoom through seams with their machines set on warp speed, ending up with perfectly spaced… Continue Reading

Finally Facebook!

Over the past few months I have been trying to update myself with the world as it has become. This has meant coming to grips with the workings of Ipad and iphone as well as WordPress so that I can be clever and add links and videos for you all to enjoy. Furthermore I have been hounded by my children over the past years to “stop being a dinosaur” and get into Facebook. Well finally… Continue Reading

Thursday pow wow – Absolute beginners

Not just a Bowie song it has really been a week of ‘absolute beginners’ here at Apatchy Quilting. I’ll tell you about that in a minute. Firstly, here’s some photos from this week’s classes:         Makes you wish you’d come doesn’t it? As for the ‘absolute beginners’ reference, well firstly I am working on a new website. the current one has a few issues so look forward to a brand new site coming… Continue Reading

Festival of Broken Needles

Today women in Japan are celebrating Hari-Kuyo: the Festival of Broken Needles. Those who rely on needles for their livelihood come together at shrines to acknowledge their tools and give thanks for the hard work they (the needles) have done during the year. Additionally the women pray that their skills will improve in the next year. Traditionally seamstresses, embroiderers and the like take a day off from their work and bring their bent and broken… Continue Reading

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