A lifelong quilter, Jenny Barlow loves discovering very old quilts, finding in them fascinating clues about the lives of the people who made them and giving the stitching patterns they used all those years ago fresh life by teaching a new generation of quilters how to use them in their own projects.
In the first DVD, Jenny describes the origins of quilting, and how inspirational designers through the ages have influenced her own designs. Using simple and easy-to-learn techniques (and not much more than some paper, a few coins and a ruler) Jenny shows how to draw some of the classic quilting design elements such as the feather, rose and cable. She then shows easy techniques for transferring the patterns onto the fabric, and the stitches to use when quilting. Finally, Jenny gets you started on your own with some simple projects designed to get you quilting confidently.
In the second DVD, Jenny moves on from the basics to showcase beautiful projects that you’ll love to make:
* Journal Quilts are small, decorative quilts designs that fit conveniently on a sheet of A4 paper. These three projects show why journal quilts are the perfect excuse to experiment with different fabrics, patterns and techniques.
* The Strip Quilt takes design elements from some of her antique quilts. This pretty little quilt uses alternating strips of differently coloured fabric quilted using classic cable and feather designs.
* Using a quilting frame allows you to quilt without the need for basting, and keeps the fabric layers flat, smooth and at the right tension. Jenny shows how to use it to make a beautiful little cot quilt that will always be a treasured possession.
If you thought that designing your own quilting patterns was beyond you, Jenny will show that with just a little practice it is not only simple, but enthralling, engaging and deeply satisfying.
FREE BONUS PATTERN DISC Printable drawings of all the patterns Jenny uses in these DVDs, as well as assembly instructions for the projects, are included on a free bonus disc in the box. PRINTED PATTERNS AVAILABLE Because of their size, a standard printer will print the Strip Quilt and Cot Quilt patterns supplied on the free bonus disc on many sheets of paper that you would then have to stick together. Alternatively you can buy full-size ready-printed quilting patterns. See the inside of the DVD box for details. Approx. Running Time: 160 mins.