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”

How to create your own light box

I love a good sewing hack! Don’t get me wrong, I do love all the perfect equipment too but that isn’t always possible for lots of reasons (budget, storage space, availability etc) so sometimes you need to improvise. Light boxes and light pads have lots of use in sewing and quilting including; drawing embroidery designsContinue reading “How to create your own light box”

A Beginners’ Guide to Thread Burying

When you quilt a design, or parts of a design, that go from one edge of a quilt to another there’s no need to worry about the thread ends because they will get secured inside the quilt’s binding. But if you ever choose a quilting design that “breaks thread” in the middle of the quiltContinue reading “A Beginners’ Guide to Thread Burying”

Design Wall | Invisible Sewing Space Part II

A design wall is a really useful tool for a quilter; it’s a great way to easily arrange and re-arrange quilt blocks to check different placements and it’s much easier that looking at them on the floor. But if you don’t have your own sewing room (like me) then you probably won’t have the spaceContinue reading “Design Wall | Invisible Sewing Space Part II”

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”

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”

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”

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”