Somerset Patchwork stock a range of patchwork templates which have used in the piecing of the Anna Bella and Grannie’s Cottage Garden Quilts.
The templates have a raised platform to prevent slipping which enables perfect rotary cutting and no costly cutting errors.
They also stock embroidery square templates in 5 ½, 6 ½, 7 ½, 9 ½, and 10 ½ inches, which have the raised platform for cutting embroidered patchwork blocks.
Somerset Patchwork are located at Shop 4, 580-584 Canterbury Road, Vermont 3133 Victoria, Australia, (03) 9873 5992.
Bronwyn van’t Hof
Bronwyn has been piecing my quilts for a number of years and has always met deadlines. Her care, skill, attention to detail and vast knowledge of an entire range of techniques has guaranteed a perfect piece of work every time. I have no hesitation in recommending Bronwyn for any type of patchwork piecing application.
You can email Bronwyn at email@example.com
Desley has been custom quilting my quilts for many years. She does beautiful freehand work and has a special talent for knowing what design of quilting will make my quilts sing.
I have always been interested in sewing and craft, but from the moment I started my first quilt, I knew I had found my passion. That was the first of many quilts to follow.
In 2003 I decided to make my hobby my profession, and invested in an APQS long arm machine with stitch regulator.
I quilt everything freehand from the front of the machine. It's like I'm drawing on the quilt with stitches. This is good for my customers as it allows a lot of flexibility and individuality of quilting design. If I can draw it on paper, then I can quilt it!
I have developed many original freehand designs, which can be made smaller or larger to complement each individual quilt and I can easily work around appliqué. If there is any fullness or unevenness in the quilt top, I am more easily able to evenly distribute this for a better-looking finish.
In 2008 I purchased a second machine which is much lighter, making it easier for me to do delicate custom work. I have won a number of awards with both my own and customers' quilts and in 2010, I was thrilled to win the "Excellence in Long Arm Machine Quilting" award at the Vic. Quilters Showcase.
As a quilt maker myself, I appreciate the time and personal effort that my customers have gone to in making their quilts, and treat every one with the utmost care and consideration.
You can email Desley at firstname.lastname@example.org