Lucy Boston

Start here! Make your own version of the spectacular Patchwork of the Crosses (POTC) by Lucy Boston and enjoy every stitch.

The three important videos (below) include wonderful info that applies to many quilt designs, not just POTC.

I hope you will join the Patchwork of the Crosses Facebook Group too.

Lucy Boston on Facebook POTC

Award-winning POTC quilt by Marcia Dougherty, quilted by Margaret Solomon Gunn.

Size Comparison PDF

One of Lucy Boston’s books, The Chimneys of Green Knowe, has been made into a movie!

This is the Main Lucy Boston Quilt Page. (More “Main Pages”)

All prices are in US dollars.

New Videos January 2020

Lucy Boston (1892-1990) used English Paper Piecing, but you can choose your own method and get better results, faster. Inklingo makes it easy for you.

“Tried to do Patchwork of the Crosses the traditional way but as I have arthritis in my fingers I found sewing with the templates too hard. Looked on your website, purchased Inklingo and a new printer, and am enjoying sewing by hand again. I just love the ease of use and have told all my friends to give it a try.” Carolyn in NSW Australia

It is much easier to print the shapes on fabric with Inklingo (TWO methods of fussy cutting, video) and sew with a running stitch.

The brilliance of Lucy Boston was in the way she used the designs in the fabric, not her sewing method.

There is an excellent article on Kerry’s blog about why she switched from EPP to Inklingo.

On the other hand, there are 8 Good Ways to Use Inklingo for EPP described in an article on Quilting Hub.

  1. Print paper templates.
    Paper pieces to print for templates with or without seam allowances.
  2. Print and cut the fabric.
    Print one fabric, layer with unprinted fabric and rotary cut several layers at a time. Choice of layouts!
  3. Fussy cut the fabric.
    TWO methods! Traditional and No Waste Fussy Cutting
  4. Preview fabric with window templates.
  5. Decide how much fabric to buy.
    Illustrations show at a glance how much fabric you need!
    That information alone is worth the price of a shape collection.
  6. Rescue an English Paper Piecing UFO.
    English Paper Piecing Rescue (free PDF) will help you make the switch. This is one of the most popular pages on the website.
  7. Create original designs.
    You can never have too many designs!
  8. Learn from Inklingo support and tutorials.
    Just one example: There is no charge for the Hexagon Quilt Design Book ($20 value, PDF download) when you buy any hexagons to print on fabric/paper.

“I use Inklingo to print templates on card stock for English Paper Piecing. It allows me to save money over purchasing die cuts.” Dawn in Ontario, Canada

If EPP is the method you prefer, you can print your own templates with Inklingo. See all the advantages of Inklingo paper pieces compared to other paper templates at Paper Pieces to Print.

Whatever method you choose, fussy cut quilt patterns are more exciting than ever before.

One of Lucy Boston’s books, The Chimneys of Green Knowe, has been made into a movie!

Love the lines. Quilt more!

There is an Electric Quilt Project File for POTC—FREE.

You do NOT need EQ to use Inklingo. Electric Quilt is a nice optional tool. Electric Quilt software is a wonderful way to design unique quilts and test your color ideas.

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