Aurifil Artisan Challenge #2 | Cross Stitch

It’s time for another Aurifil Artisan challenge. Each month the challenges have a different theme and it’s a great chance to play around with techniques and thread weights you don’t always use. The theme for August was “cross stitch and embroidery”. I have done quite a few cross stitch projects over the last couple ofContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #2 | Cross Stitch”

A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting

Do you get hand quilting anxiety like I used to? Are you trying to channel the Amish and achieve 10 stitches per inch?! Have you thrown in the towel (needle!) and concluded that hand quilting “just isn’t for you”? Read on for my thoughts, theories and a simple tip… OK, so I used to hateContinue reading “A Helping Hand for Hand Quilting”

Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!

Just sewing straight lines on a quilt? Sounds kinda boring. Well it’s not! Simple, straight lines all over a quilt can be really effective but there are so many more options for “just” straight lines. But before you decide how to use straight line quilting, let’s talk about what you are going to need. IContinue reading “Straight Line Quilting | Not so straightforward…in a good way!”

All In Good Time | A Free Motion Quilting Top Tip

What is my top tip for free motion quilting? It’s simple…time! I know what you are all saying…that’s great Amy but I don’t exactly have much time to spare at the moment (or ever!). I hear you. If I had more time to spend on free motion quilting then I would have a lot moreContinue reading “All In Good Time | A Free Motion Quilting Top Tip”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #1 | Favourite Thread

You may have seen me announce this last month in Instagram but if you missed it…I’m part of the Aurifil Artisan team for 2020! I’m so exited to be working with such a wonderful company and alongside so many talented quilters, sewers and makers. You can find the full list of all the Artisans on Aurifil’s AuribuzzContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #1 | Favourite Thread”

Top 4 tips for creating an invisible sewing space

Cards on the table…I sew and work from my dining room table. I would love to have my own sewing room but we simply don’t have space on our house for one. I used to have the box bedroom as a sewing space but it was too dark and small; then hubby started working fromContinue reading “Top 4 tips for creating an invisible sewing space”