Spring Vibes hand embroidery | Tutorial

Celebrate the changing seasons with this hand embroidery design, inspired by the blooms and growth of Spring. I love small embroidery projects at this time of year as they are so portable…stitch outside in the garden when the weather is fine or work on it inside, snuggled on the sofa. This pattern uses simple handContinue reading “Spring Vibes hand embroidery | Tutorial”

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”

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”

Sewing Machine Needles Explained

Have you ever wondered what all those colours and numbers on sewing machine needles are for?Do you struggle to decide which needle is the best choice for your current project?Is there a Universal needle permanently on your machine because you just don’t know what else to use? Then read on for an explanation of theContinue reading “Sewing Machine Needles Explained”

Fabric Envelope | Tutorial

Why wrap a gift in paper when you could wrap it in a handmade fabric envelope! Perfect for a small gift for a birthday, wedding, anniversary or even Valentine’s Day. You can decorate the front with lots of different designs, using a variety of hand or machine sewing techniques. Let your imagination run wild!  ThisContinue reading “Fabric Envelope | 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”

Washi Tape + Sewing | Top tips and hacks

I love a good sewing hack and I also love cute stationery so washi tape is a must-have for my quilting supplies stash. Washi tape is one of my favourite non-sewing sewing tools. There are so many uses for this pretty, paper sticky tape. It is much more affordable than it once was, and you’llContinue reading “Washi Tape + Sewing | Top tips and hacks”

Scrappy Christmas Decorations | Tutorial

It’s quite usual for quilters to have a stash of fabric and within that stash is pretty much always a pile of scraps that you don’t want to part with. General scraps can be quite easy to find a use for but I find Christmas fabric scraps much harder. I buy a selection of ChristmasContinue reading “Scrappy Christmas Decorations | Tutorial”