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I’ve decided to make a patchwork quilt for myself, and with a new sewing machine and lots of pretty fabrics to make it with, it should be easy right?
The only trouble is, I’ve never made one before and I didn’t realise when I decided to embark on this project what a mine field it was to decide on a pattern. So I trundled down to my trusty local library to stock up on some quilting literature and have only served to confuse myself further.
Hexagonal, diamond or diagonal cut pieces? Beats me. All I know is that I want to attempt something that looks impressive but is a little more challenging than your sewn together squares, but nothing too advanced either! A tall order perhaps?
I have some really beautiful patterned fabrics including some very expensive Cath Kidston material (I won’t tell you how much I paid for it) and I want to make a quilt that looks really pretty without being too busy or OTT, and I have bought some white fabric to offset the patterned pieces.
Can anyone give me some advice or point me in the direction of a good website/book with clear instructions to help get me started?