Monthly Archives: February 2016
Mother’s Day is really early this year – Sunday 5 March 2016, so don’t be taken by surprise, get a Mother’s Day gift from Quilt Direct.
Enough flowers and chocolates – get her something she’ll really appreciate! Quilt Direct have everything a quilter wants – from needles and threads to state of the art Bernina sewing machines!
What about a Mettler Thread Gift pack – a selection of threads in a lovely gift box, or try something fun like a French Knitter. Maybe your Mum’s been really good and deserves an Accuquilt Go! Baby or some Accuquilt Dies. If you’re not sure what to get, then buy a Quilt Direct Gift Voucher and let her choose her own gift – that way you know you’ve got it right!
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A useful little video for Bernina newbies. This video shows how to attach and replace BERNINA presser feet. Bernina presser feet can be attached very easily with just one hand. The opening at the top of the shank fits the cone of the clamp like a glove. Slide the presser foot over the cone and fully up into the clamp. Then push the clamping lever down. The free-hand system enables you to produce the largest possible clearance in the needle area, providing extra space when attaching the presser foot
See more Bernina Presser Feet videos on our Youtube channel or visit Quilt Direct Bernina Presser Feet to buy presser feet
Not got an Accuquilt Go yet? Wonder why you might need one? Here’s a fab little video from Accuquilt giving you some useful advice on how to get started with your new Accuquilt Go! – maybe that should be “How to Get GOing with Accuquilt Go!
Take the slog out of fabric cutting, and get some fabulous inspiration from the wonderful range of dies available.
Quilt Direct stock a full range of Accuquilt cutters, dies and accessories
Winter’s not over yet, so we’re getting the Accuquilt Go! out for some quick and easy projects. One of our favourites is this great little candle mat from Jo’s Country Junction.
Using the Dresden Plate pattern she decided to try a candle mat before braving an entire quilt.
Jo’s instructions say
This was a fun project and went together SUPER fast. If you want to make one with the rounded blades, you will need 20 blades, 10 of each color. Make sure you use a SCANT quarter inch seam when sewing the blades together. A four inch circle is used to cover the hole.If you want to make one with straight edges, you will need 21 blades. The rounded one finishes at about 12 inches and the straight at about 14.5 inches. With the straight edged blades you will need to use your 5 inch circle die. Here’s a quick video you can want if you want to see details on making the Dresden candle mat with both the rounded and straight edges.
Watch a video with step-by-step instructions, and remember if you do finish one, we’d love to see it!
Quilt Direct stocks a full range of Accuquilt Go Cutters, Dies and accessories