21 days to learn something new!

I live on a farm in Africa…..

I am used to isolating myself, leaving my car parked for days, not needing to shop for bread and milk on a daily basis. No hardship there, though it broke my heart, that my son now living and working in London, has had his trip home for his birthday postponed until we don’t know when. However, my thoughts and prayers go to the medical people that are seriously impacted daily, worldwide.

We’re told it takes 21 days to break or create a habit. I have many of both that I would like to break and just as many that I wish to create and hopefully when this lockdown is over I will be better for it. (Despite missing my young man! Thank goodness for the easiness of communication these days!)

So, in this time of uncertainty and unpredictability, I thought I would offer 21 quilting techniques – a new one each day. At the beginning of each week, I’ll post a pattern that you will then learn the techniques to be able to complete. At least, that is my plan. It’ll help me to keep going with you sending me pictures, asking questions or just generally showing some enthusiasm and encouragement. By the end of it, I will (hopefully) have learnt how to take and edit videos, to better present a lesson, to use Mailchimp more effectively and also hopefully have reached out to you, inspired and motivated you in learning something new too.

So without further ado here is the first technique relating to applique:

The central design and techniques can be downloaded each day from https://i-am-a-quilter.teachable.com/p/21-days-of-techniques

The technique for the first day is a way of stitching stems without any extra tools needed, only your sewing machine and iron!

Feel free to share this with anyone you choose! Enjoy

For those that would prefer to knit I have loaded a monthly class to improve and develop your knitting skills. I cover a number of different techniques – a new one each month for 10 months.
There are 2 patterns each month – one to learn the skill and the second to develop it further. As I am primarily a quilter, each of the blocks has a border. So each month you will also learn a new rib technique to be able to apply to garments or other items you may knit.

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