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  • Hexagon Piecing Tutorial (jessyratfink on Instructables)

    June 12, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    img_0737 It's all too easy to keep collecting the charming cotton prints on the Second Floor of our brick-and-mortar store (and online in our cotton section)...and piecing multiple hexagons together is an easy way to use as many of your favorites as you'd like. Depending on your needs--and your stamina!--you can create placemats, appliqués, patches, and clean-lined quilt tops of any size out of individual three-inch hexagons. Just refer to this seven step Instructables tutorial by jessyratfink!

  • Quilty pleasures: Six amazing quilts to inspire you to Get Creative (BBC Arts)

    April 13, 2017 by Britex Fabrics

    quilty-plesuresRecently BBC Arts featured a little bit of history of quilting with creative examples from kids and adults to inspire others to create quilts. Come check out the variety of quilting fabrics we have in stock at Britex Fabrics, or check us out online.

    "For early American settlers, quilt-making inspired generations of women to work together stitching and telling stories as they pieced together a new life amidst the harsh conditions of the New World.

    It’s more than likely quilting and patchwork came to North America courtesy of the first British families who emigrated there. Now, the craft is experiencing a creative rebirth with over 6,500 members of the Quilters’ Guild, plus many other artists and creative people making wonderful quilts blending the traditional and the contemporary."

    For the complete article, please visit the BBC Arts website here.

  • Quilting for Kids in Texas!

    September 7, 2011 by Britex Fabrics

    Attention all quilters in the Bay area and beyond! Heather from Modern Day Quilts has organized a movement to assist folks in central Texas who have been affected by the recent fires. She says, “Families have lost everything, let us start to rebuild their lives with a quilt. This weekend in central Texas, hundreds of people have lost their homes, families have lost everything. This is where I live...Quilts should be at least 45” x 60”, although twin size bed quilts are encouraged. Please ship quilts to Valli & Kim Quilt Shop, Attn: Wildfire Quilts, 700 West Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. If you have questions, please email me at moderndayquilts@gmail.com.” If you are in Austin, she’ll pick the quilt up, just send her an email.” (restful blue quilt made by Sarah from FairyFaceDesigns in Ireland)

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