New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Allison Jill Reid

“Fabric gifts and furnishings designed and made at home using various techniques including patchwork, quilting and applique.”

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All my creations are designed and made to be both beautiful and practical - using best quality materials to look and feel good in and around your home AND all are machine washable :-)

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About New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Practical, beautiful patchwork and quilting designed and made with careful attention to detail - New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

I am a life-long maker and crafter. I discovered patchwork and quilting in 2010, joined a local quilt group, completed some excellent classes and since then have spent a lot of time sewing! As my passion for the craft has grown, I've worked my way through several sewing machines, progressed from working on the dining room table to having the luxury of a home sewing studio (some people call it the 'guest room', but really?), and now I enjoy designing and making patchwork quilts alongside the pleasure of teaching at a local quilt shop.

There are many different stages to making a patchwork quilt, requiring a wide range of skills: creating a design, colour choices, fabric selection, cutting and piecing (sewing all the shapes together), selecting the backing fabric and the wadding, choosing a stitching design to secure the three layers together (that's the quilting) and finally making the binding to tidy up the raw edges around the quilt.

New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting provides me with so many opportunities to be creative: developing designs using coloured pencils, graph paper and computer software; finding colour inspiration in fabric ranges and the natural world; adapting techniques, skills and tools to cut and piece the fabric; and using a variety of quilt stitching methods to add complimentary texture to the patchwork.

I use my skills to make a variety of patchwork items including quilts and throws, wall hangings, bed runners, table runners and bags. I enjoy designing and making traditional, geometric, 'block' designs but also enjoy the challenge of stretching these block making skills to use modern fabric prints, developing contemporary designs. New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting will always have a mix of traditional and modern because I am inspired both by the history of quilt making and the amazing ranges of fabrics being produced year on year by designers all around the world.