Moroccan Tile | June Cushion of the Month

It’s time for another “Cushion of the Month” project and as summer starts to show here in the UK (sort of…the weather is still a bit mixed here in true north of England style!) I thought it was time to take some inspiration from a more summery part of the world. Tiled floors and wallsContinue reading “Moroccan Tile | June Cushion of the Month”

Visible Mending

Visible mending has always been something on my list of “things I’d like to try”, especially as I love sashiko style stitching so much. Then I had the perfect excuse to bump it up the list because the May Aurifil Artisan challenge theme is visible mending. I chose Aurifil 100% cotton 12wt as it’s perfectContinue reading “Visible Mending”

Jubilee Celebration | May Cushion of the Month

A series of monthly patchwork cushion tutorials in 2022 couldn’t go by without a nod to something very special that’s happening. This year Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate their Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place in early June with events and activitiesContinue reading “Jubilee Celebration | May Cushion of the Month”

Seasonal Quilting Motif Ideas II

Spring has certainly sprung so I though it was time for some more “themed” quilting motifs to match your seasonal projects. I’ve got ideas for free motion quilting, walking foot quilting and hand quilting to share with you, with quick tutorials on how to achieve each one. Theming your quilting to coordinate with the projectContinue reading “Seasonal Quilting Motif Ideas II”

Beehive | April Cushion of the Month

It’s time for another of my “Pillow of the Month” projects and for April I’m bringing you a little buzz of Spring. I know bees are very popular at the moment on home dec type items (and I love bees too) but I wanted to design a bee-themed patchwork cushion without there actually being anyContinue reading “Beehive | April Cushion of the Month”

Sleep | March Cushion of the Month

This month’s cushion design is perfect to go on a bed…it’s a Sleep cushion! Now I’m not claiming it’s going to help people actually get to sleep but maybe it could. And if it doesn’t, it’ll look great no matter what. The design is created using patchwork letters with lots of background so the wordContinue reading “Sleep | March Cushion of the Month”

Patchwork Heart | February Cushion of the Month

How can it be time for February’s cushion/pillow of the month already? Actually this one is up a bit earlier than usual as I wanted to catch the Valentine’s makers. I love making heart-themed patchwork all year round but I couldn’t let February pass without a special project. For the second month in a row,Continue reading “Patchwork Heart | February Cushion of the Month”

Patchwork Plaid | January Cushion of the Month

For the past year I have written a monthly tutorial for the fabulous Polka Dot Chair blog; a mix of patchwork, embroidery, and other small projects. With the start of a new year I’ll be starting a new feature… “Pillow [cushion] of the Month”. Each month will share a tutorial to make a quilted pillow/cushion.Continue reading “Patchwork Plaid | January Cushion of the Month”

Scandi Cross Stitch | Tutorial

Cross stitch is such a lovely craft for winter evenings, curled up on the sofa. For me, the combination of hand sewing and the guidance of the cross stitch fabric is perfect for an easy, low concentration make…and that means it’s perfect for beginners too. The pattern uses 14 count Aida but you could useContinue reading “Scandi Cross Stitch | Tutorial”

Reindeer Sack Gift Bag | Tutorial

Gift bags are a great way to wrap unusually shaped presents or a few smaller things all into one gift to unwrap. This Reindeer Sack will be a cute addition under the tree or by the fireplace filled with gifts. Or just use it as decoration…you could even make nine and have a full reindeerContinue reading “Reindeer Sack Gift Bag | Tutorial”