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”

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”

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”

Spring Table Runner | Tutorial

Say goodbye to winter and welcome a new season into your home with this spring-coloured table runner. Table runners are a lovely way to dress up your dining table (or any other large table or surface in the house!) and a great way to try out new patchwork and quilting techniques as they don’t haveContinue reading “Spring Table Runner | Tutorial”

Press Perfection | Top pressing tools

Pressing is such an important part of patchwork quilting but often the selection of tools we might need are low down our “must buy” list…perhaps because they aren’t as exciting as some of the other types of sewing equipment and gadgets. But that doesn’t mean they should be overlooked or always pushed to the bottomContinue reading “Press Perfection | Top pressing tools”

Quilted Storage Bag | Tutorial

It’s time for that big January tidy-up and organise kick. I’ve designed this quilted storage bag as a cute way to house some of that clutter…whether it’s toys, craft supplies, baby bits or anything else. With its wide-open top and good size base, this storage bag not only looks great but also stores a lotContinue reading “Quilted Storage Bag | Tutorial”

Playing with…thread weights

Do you ever get confused by the different types of thread and when to use them? Find yourself always using the same thread because it’s the “safe” option? Read on for my thoughts and tips for some of the thread weights most commonly used in patchwork and quilting. I do need to start by sayingContinue reading “Playing with…thread weights”

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”