Choosing Fabric Colours | Four, Five & More Colours

We’ve now talked about choosing two colour and three colour fabric combinations in Choosing Fabric Colours | Two & Three Colours, and looked at the basics of colour theory and using a colour wheel in Choosing Fabric Colours | The Basics. Now let’s focus on choosing four colour, five colour and more fabric combinations. AsContinue reading “Choosing Fabric Colours | Four, Five & More Colours”

Choosing Fabric Colours | Two & Three Colours

We’ve already talked about the basics of colour theory, using a colour wheel and looked at a couple of colour combinations in Choosing Fabric Colours | The Basics. Now let’s focus on choosing two colour and three colour fabric combinations. Knowing how to choose fabric combinations is a really useful skill for any patchwork quilter.Continue reading “Choosing Fabric Colours | Two & Three Colours”

Quarter Square Triangles | Top Tips

If you are a long-time reader of my blog then you’ll already know that I love half square triangles and that they are my favourite patchwork “feature” it use in a project. This love also extends to quarter square triangles which are essential two HSTs combined to create two new units. For me there’s nothingContinue reading “Quarter Square Triangles | Top Tips”

Straight Line Quilting | How To Guide

I’m a huge fan of straight line quilting. Don’t get my wrong, I love free motion quilting and the variety of effects you can get with an almost endless selection of motifs in so many varying styles but I think sometimes people avoid straight line quilting because “it’s just straight lines”. Check out my previousContinue reading “Straight Line Quilting | How To Guide”

Patchwork Flower Cushion | Tutorial

You can’t ever have enough cushions! I love to change mine with the seasons and they are a great way to use up larger fabric scraps and experiment with different ideas like quilting techniques. This flower block patchwork cushion will brighten up any home during the summer months, or you could use a thicker canvasContinue reading “Patchwork Flower Cushion | Tutorial”

Thimbles | My favourite

Can’t put your finger on which type of thimble to use? To be honest, I always hated thimbles and couldn’t get on with any of the styles I tried, despite how much not using one hurt my finger. Then I found one type that really stuck for me! Read on to find out all aboutContinue reading “Thimbles | My favourite”

Cleaning your sewing machine | Top Tips

Sewing machine maintenance is really important; not just to keep your machine running smoothly but to help avoid issues with your sewing projects too. The main things you’ll be cleaning out of your sewing machine are tiny thread off-cuts and fluff. Our machines don’t really get “dirty”, just fluffy! The fluff comes from the fabricContinue reading “Cleaning your sewing machine | Top Tips”

Foundation Paper Piecing | Top Tips

Foundation paper piecing can be a bit of a brain twister. I don’t just mean getting all the fabric pieces to fold the right way and having to work in reverse a lot of time; there are also a lot of different tools… what do they all do and do you really need to useContinue reading “Foundation Paper Piecing | Top Tips”

On your marks… | Favourite marking tools

Always using the same marking tool…change the script! Read on to find out about my favourite marking and writing tools, and the different ways I use them in sewing, patchwork and quilting projects. Sewline Trio Pencil This mechanical pencil has three marking options; a regular black lead pencil, a white lead and a fine, roundedContinue reading “On your marks… | Favourite marking tools”

Quilting Ideas | Everlasting Star pattern

Quilt as desired. Is this not the most dreaded “instruction” for quilters? Even though I hate it myself, I’m still guilty of writing it in my patterns. Doh! It’s a tough one because quilting can be such a personal choice, and there are just so many options (even within one “type” of quilting) you justContinue reading “Quilting Ideas | Everlasting Star pattern”