What is a ZIA?

A ZIA is a Zentangle Inspired Object. I do a lot of these, especially now I have discovered Zentangling. Having doodled all my life I feel that I have finally come home. If you're less comfortable with the idea at the moment, there are dozens of aids and books...

Making a fine finish

You’ve doodled your fish or whatever, you’ve quilted the doodle and perhaps created a border design. Now you need to finish it off prior to making mat, wall-hanging, picture, cushion or bag. Of course you could just apply a conventional binding strip or facing....

Sitting pretty

One of the things you need to look at carefully when you do a lot of quilting is just how comfortably you are sitting. Handi-quilter, the maker of long-arm sewing machines, gives ten rules for comfortable quilting. You can get a copy from the Handi-quilter website....

Three things you love to do…

Doodle, quilt, and colour-in When you were young you probably loved doodling and colouring-in. As you grew older you got hooked on quilting. So here’s some very good news – this technique combines all three! And, for a little extra fun, it turns your ideas about...

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