Spot On Seams

How to decide which way to press your patchwork seams Patchwork isn’t just about sewing; how you press your blocks is also really important and the wrong pressing choices can make or break a project! Seams in a patchwork project can be either press to one side or open. Both of these options have prosContinue reading “Spot On Seams”

Maple Crisp | Autumn-Fall Project Inspiration

It’s becoming that time of year when the leaves change colour, the wooly hats go on and the pumpkin spiced lattes appear. Autumn (Fall) is my favourite season for all these reasons and it really sparks my creativity too. Although the shades around us are becoming a bit more muted there are still gorgeous popsContinue reading “Maple Crisp | Autumn-Fall Project Inspiration”

Everlasting Star Quilt | A new pattern by Coffee Rings Studio

I’m excited to share the new Everlasting Star quilt pattern today! Everlasting Star is the latest Coffee Rings Studio pattern and is fat quarter or half metre friendly. You can find the Everlasting Star quilt pattern in my pattern shop. Fabrics Everlasting Star is great for using your favourite stashed fat quarters. I fell inContinue reading “Everlasting Star Quilt | A new pattern by Coffee Rings Studio”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #3 | Wholecloth Quilt Project

Another month, another Aurifil Artisan challenge. I’m really enjoying being pushed to try different techniques and projects; it’s a fun way to push my sewing boundaries a little bit. Surprisingly this was the first time I have ever done a whole cloth quilt project. A whole cloth quilt is basically a quilt or quilted projectContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #3 | Wholecloth Quilt Project”

The Autumn-Winter Everlasting Star Quilt Along

If you get my newsletters (you can sign up here in your don’t) then you’ll know that my Everlasting Star Quilting Along, which was due to start in March, is coming soon! This is just a little teaser to give you some peeks at the pattern, how to follow along with the quilt along andContinue reading “The Autumn-Winter Everlasting Star Quilt Along”

When is too many ideas a bad thing?

I love this notebook because it perfectly sums-up how I feel at times… When you run your own business, not only are there just too many things to do but there are often too many ideas to use as well. Ideas are brilliant and they are the things that keep my creative business going andContinue reading “When is too many ideas a bad thing?”

Seeing past the rainbow | A pattern focus on Rainbow Lattice

The first quilt pattern I ever released (back in July 2018) was Rainbow Lattice; it is available to buy in my pattern shop. I was relatively new to pattern designing and more importantly, for the point of my story, pattern naming. Since then I’ve realised how colour-blind colour-blinkered people can be with quilt designs. IContinue reading “Seeing past the rainbow | A pattern focus on Rainbow Lattice”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #2 | Cross Stitch

It’s time for another Aurifil Artisan challenge. Each month the challenges have a different theme and it’s a great chance to play around with techniques and thread weights you don’t always use. The theme for August was “cross stitch and embroidery”. I have done quite a few cross stitch projects over the last couple ofContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #2 | Cross Stitch”

A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting

Do you get hand quilting anxiety like I used to? Are you trying to channel the Amish and achieve 10 stitches per inch?! Have you thrown in the towel (needle!) and concluded that hand quilting “just isn’t for you”? Read on for my thoughts, theories and a simple tip… OK, so I used to hateContinue reading “A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting”

Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!

Just sewing straight lines on a quilt? Sounds kinda boring. Well it’s not! Simple, straight lines all over a quilt can be really effective but there are so many more options for “just” straight lines. But before you decide how to use straight line quilting, let’s talk about what you are going to need. IContinue reading “Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!”