Down Under Doll Quilt Swap Round 3
Pickle dish quilt progress

Pickle dish quilt

Last week I dropped by the Quilt and Craft Fair that came to Melbourne.  As well as seeing the amazing quilts on display, I went hunting for quilting supplies.

Specialty rulers and templates were a bit of a revelation to me.  I'd never used one before I made my kaleidoscope quilt. When I discovered the difference they can make to accurate piecing I was hooked. So I'm now on the lookout for other nifty rulers and devices that make my quilting better.


One of my purchases at the fair was a set of pickle dish templates.  These are fun!  And I love sewing pieces that have the corners trimmed.  It makes for quick and easy alignment.


Look at these little piles of loveliness.  I pulled all the happy fabrics from my stash.  Clear and bright fabrics that look fresh and cheery against the white.


Yum.  Now I'm off to join them together.

My house is a mess.  There are little snippets of fabric all over the carpet.  I'm covered in threads and I haven't eaten lunch. But I'm happy as a lark while I potter in my studio for the day, playing with fabric and listening to Pandora.  Life is sweet.

What's your favourite quilting tool?  I've got a few.  I'll share with you my other purchases in a future post soon.



My fav quilting tool is a 'curve master' presser foot. Have you used it? You can sew a convex and concave pieces without pinning! I use 1/4" seam allowance for my quilting and 5/8" seam allowance for dressmaking. It is really fab!


I had to laugh because I went crazy at the Craft Show here in Sydney and like you have fallen in love with all these gadgets that kind of make you think how on earth you made things without them! BG... Before Gadgets!

My fav's would have to be the Dresden Template ruler, Sewline Fabric Glue Pen and Mary Ellen's Best Press... All purchased at the fair and are currently being used in my projects!

Can't wait to see what you're making!

P.S. Love the colours


There is a pickle dish template on Linda franz' website. She has invented inklingo . which allows you to print shapes directly onto fabric. you might like it for your quilt:)


Everytime I learn something here..thanks!
I can't wait to see what you are making!


hi Kristine
I've never done quilting, but it has always attracted me!
When you create something there is never time to tidy up the house ... patience!
Then when we were kids...
expect to see your lovely quilt

sharm's outlet

I am learning a lot for you blog and thanks for sharing...


I never tried those templates before or sewed trimmed corners ... I will definitely try it... it looks fun!
Can't wait to see the results!

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