Top Tips and Techniques

This page is for members to share tips and tricks – if you have any snippets that you think might be useful to share with others please email

Make Your Own Label

Liz made a label for the back of her quilt by ironing freezer paper to her fabric and then putting it through the printer. All you need to do is design your label in a word document and when you are happy with it print! N.B you do need to make sure that your printer uses pigment ink to get the best effect.

Here’s one she made earlier.

Liz France label

Basting a Quilt

Dilys has sent through a link to a site that shows you how to baste a quilt without having to get down on the floor. The technique allows you to complete the process on the dining room table .

This is Dilys quilt ready for sandwiching together. She has tried the process and was very pleased with the result!

Dilys quilt

Making Mitred Corners

Helen has sent instructions on how she binds her quilts using mitred corners. Gives a great finish to your quilt. Click here continuousbinding to download the instructions

Making continuous bias binding from a square of fabric. Download directions from this link biasbinding2pager

Download from this link for Julia’s instructions on how to make continuous bias binding from a square of fabric Julias bias

How to make an easy WIP project bag with vinyl and a zipper


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