Starting out in patchworking

Because I’ve been sewing and making things nearly all my life, I can’t always remember learning or being taught how to do these things, These days there is a wealth of knowledge available on the internet, for anyone who wants to learn, or improve their skills (me).

“Selfsewn” doesn’t seem to blog any more but she has a good tutorial on how to do English Paper Piecing here. It was one of her quilts that inspired me to get back into patchwork, and my first, EPP, quilt in 2014 was the result


The quilt top, which I had long-arm quilted.

A very good cutting tutorial, here, explains use of a rotary cutter and mat.

Diary of a quilter has a good series of tutorials,  here , with clear explanations of what to do and why, as well as a useful list of the equipment needed.

Missouri Star Quilt Co has lots of tutorials using precut fabrics to make quilts from simple to very elaborate, though they are more focused on the design than quilt making basics.


It doesn’t always go right first time……. 🙂



Trig Point

davFinished! This is the little quilt I started at patchwork club last week; it came together fairly well. I decided that an all-over stipple pattern was the best way to quilt it, and it went OK. My free motion quilting is slowly getting more reliable and I’m mostly pleased with this one.

I spent a long time mulling-over names for it, until  “Trig Point” sprang to mind; the shape of each block/unit reminds me of the symbol used on the OS maps 🙂





I have also been doing some secret sewing which cannot appear on here yet.