Quilt inspiration!

Tilda Australia used two of our free quilt patterns to make fresh new quilts with the new autumn fabrics. The retro inspired Spring Diaries Quilt and the Pardon My Garden diamond Quilt.

They really look great in Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane fabrics!

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More amazing quilt inspiration with new Tilda fabrics in this collage of details from quilts by: Stitch Between The Bridges, Cole & Taffy, My Georgie Boy and She Quilts A Lot.
Absolutely wonderful!

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Peach Blossom Moths

Our talented friend Sanch who runs Red Brolly was inspired by Peach Blossom Moths to make a gorgeous quilt and absolutely wonderful fabric Moths.
We love the moths and would like a turquoise wall full of fabric moths in all sizes if we had the free space. 
This is just a wonderful gift for everyone who follows Red Brolly.

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And how beautiful is this Peach Blossom Moth Quilt! Sanch combined the two fabric lines Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane beautifully.
Visit Red Brolly to get inspired!

The quilt is one of the projects for The Tilda Showcase organized by our wonderful Australian whole seller Two Green Zebras. Follow the showcase here to see new exiting projects every day.

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Lovely thread

The “Sewing By Hand” thread is now available in more beautiful colors. This thread is a visual joy and the quality is just amazing!
Lovely wooden spools cost a little extra but is certainly worth it.
As you can see they where the photographer Sølvi’s favorite and we really love the pictures.

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Here are the available colors.

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They match our block colored fabric perfectly.

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Paper Piece Appliqué

You might have seen the new products called “Paper Piece Appliqué” among the Tilda news this autumn.
Many of you know about freezer paper appliqué, and this is kind of the same technique except the paper pieces are pre cut witch will save you a lot of work.
There are two different designs, and each package contains nearly 200 pieces so that you are able to make many different motifs.

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Here is how you do it:

Place the card template on the fabric. Cut about 0,25-0,3 in outside the edge of the template for small pieces and 0,4 in for larger once. When using very small pieces make sure the edge of the fabric is not too large to be folded around the template.

Place the card template against the wrong side of the fabric piece. Spread glue along the edge of the template. Try to avoid getting glue on the edge.
Fold the fabric around the edge of the template, see figure A. On small pieces it might be easier to use a flower stick or the like instead of your fingers.

If you want to use stems or branches in your design cut strips slightly less than 3 times as wide as you want the finished stem/branch to be. Spread Paper Piece glue all over the wrong side of the strip. Fold the edges in towards the middle, first one side, then the other. See figure B.

Place the stem/branch and your fabric covered paper pieces on the background fabric and adjust until you are satisfied. Use paper piece glue to attach the pieces.

Sew the branches/stems and fabric covered pieces on to the background fabric using small “invisible” stitches around the edge. Try not to sew trough the templates. Then cut trough the background fabric from the back and coax out the card pieces. See figure C. It can be helpful to use tweezers to get the small pieces out.

If the cut-up edges on the back refuse to sit smoothly, you can glue them towards the middle of the applique with some Paper Piece glue.

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Here are some examples of how you can put the pieces from the two different designs together to create different motifs.

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And here is what you can make!
We have used both designs in the same motifs. This is fun, easy and requires no talent for appliqué techniques.

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