Back To Basics Series

The committee of the Southern Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society has decided to make education a priority for 2016, especially education for beginner patchworkers.  This includes not only education at meetings, but also our new video series on YouTube!

Our first video published is entitled “Back to Basics, Parts of a Sewing Machine”

Other videos we’ve completed include “Tools for Patchworking” and “Threading a Sewing Machine.”

Do you have a suggestion for a future video we can add to our list?  Just put a comment on our YouTube page or here, and we’ll add it to our growing list!

August Block of the Month

August has finally arrived!

We’ve been hard at work over the last few weeks preparing the materials for the block for you!

Introducing August’s Block, the Half Rectangle Triangle Star!


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You can find the downloadable materials here.

This is our first opportunity to work work templates.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  A small square has been drawn next to the Half Rectangle Triangle (HRT).  When you print out your template, be sure that your square measures 1 inch square!  This will ensure your Half Rectangle Triangles will end up the correct size.  Be sure to cut the bevels of the template.  Cutting the bevels into your half rectangle triangles will make sewing together the triangles easier.

If you’re new to working with Half Rectangle Triangles, do not fear, we’ve created a video tutorial for you!

Be sure to subscribe to our channel to ensure that you’ll be notified of any future uploads.

Be sure to check out our Pinterest page for other tutorials and inspiration!

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Enjoy!  If you have any questions or problems, feel free to message us!  Happy Sewing!