Back To Basics – Quarter Inch Seam Test

After a bit of a break, our Back to Basics video series has returned!

Have you ever wondered why your quilt blocks have come out short, despite accurate measurements of your cutting?  It may be that your quarter inch seam is not a quarter inch!

This video outlines a simple test you can perform with some fabric scraps.

Fabric scraps should measure 2.5 inches wide, length does not matter.  Sew your three scraps together, and the middle piece should measure exactly 2 inches wide!

Sewing Groups around Cork


At our last meeting, we decided to have a resource for members of the sewing groups around Cork!  You can find them in the tab at the top of the page entitled “Sewing Groups Around Cork”

Or click on the link here.

If you’re interested in adding your group’s information, please send an email to corkips AT gmail DOT com (with no spaces and the @ and . symbols included.)  Be sure to include location, times, and especially a contact number for interested members to contact.  


Class Opportunity!

Irish Quilt and Design

Double Wedding Ring

Emer Fahy

2-day Workshop

October 31st & November 1st

This beautiful old pattern is always a favourite.  It’s been around in various styles for a long time, but we will explore the wide (maybe unlimited!) possibilities of this pattern.   We will work on effects based on colour placement in the rings, the design possibilities for variations in the background, and structural variations in the rings themselves.  We will also learn how to draft your own pattern or variation in any size.  We will try a few possible techniques for stitching the pattern – and of course, we will actually make a sample set of rings!

You will have everything you need to design and make your own Double Wedding Ring project in any size and for any purpose – quilt, wall-hanging, table-runner, clothing, what ever your imagination can come up with!

Classes include Tea, Coffee, Snacks anytime, and Emer’s famous lunches.

We gather from 9.30 for tea and set-up, so that we can start at 10.00

We break at 5.00pm, but people are always welcome to stay on and sew.

Workshop €190

Questions & Bookings:   086-300 2888