Stick a pin in it | My Pinterest favourites

Inspiration strike can happen at any time, but how and where can you keep all those ideas organised? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I love lists and post it notes and screenshots and about a million other ways to remember an idea or source of inspiration but I don’t love any of these as much as I love Pinterest! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀InContinue reading “Stick a pin in it | My Pinterest favourites”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #5 | Using three different thread weights

Time for my first Aurifil Artisan challenge of the new year. I’ll be sad when the Artisan year comes to an end in a few months; it has been really fun being challenged to use so many lovely threads in different ways. The challenge of using at least three different thread weights in one projectContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #5 | Using three different thread weights”

6 Stages of Juggling

Another week of home learning, pandemic weirdness, missing people…another week of not having a clue what I’m doing at times! Is it really possible to write the presentation for a new mini course whilst explaining subtracting fractions or looking for a missing lego piece? I’m not sure it’s even meant to be possible but itContinue reading “6 Stages of Juggling”

Aurifil Artisan Challenge #4 | Hand Quilting

It’s time for another Aurifil Artisan challenge; this is my final one for 2020 but don’t worry, there will be more next year. I’m no stranger to hand quilting (although I used to be as I avoided pretty much all hand sewing up until a couple of years ago!) but I most often use itContinue reading “Aurifil Artisan Challenge #4 | Hand Quilting”

Creative ways to use the Hexagon Waterfall pattern

The first pattern I ever had in a magazine was Hexagon Waterfall (featured in Quilt Now Issue 45 named “Charming Mini Rainbow Quilt”); it is available to buy in my pattern shop. Hexagon Waterfall is an English paper piecing (EPP) small wall hanging, perfect for EPP beginners and more experienced hand sewers who want a quickContinue reading “Creative ways to use the Hexagon Waterfall pattern”

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”

EPP: as easy as one, two, three

English paper piecing (EPP) is a very old quilting method that is still used today to create traditionally styled sewing projects as well as modern makes. The technique involves wrapping fabric around shaped pieces of paper or card and then stitching the fabric together. The most traditional shape to use for EPP is the hexagonContinue reading “EPP: as easy as one, two, three”

Day Two: #keepcalmbrithop | My Favourite Thing

Hello and welcome to Day Two of the Keep Calm Brit Hop hosted by The Crafty Nomad. There will be a new post every day for next couple of weeks (you can find all the posts so far in the link above) and it’s a great chance to ‘meet’ lots of new businesses. Today IContinue reading “Day Two: #keepcalmbrithop | My Favourite Thing”

Rainbow Lattice | Scrappy off-cut cushion

I love to save fabric scraps…perhaps too much if I’m honest! And if I’m being very honest my saved scraps mostly stay in the box unused. So I love that when you trim the Rainbow Lattice Quilt down to the final size, you end up with some very useful off-cuts. There’s a good number ofContinue reading “Rainbow Lattice | Scrappy off-cut cushion”

Rainbow Lattice Quilt Along | THE PRIZES!

Keep reading to find out more details about our QAL prize sponsors. Each week has a fabulous prize for anyone taking part and using #rainbowlatticeqal If you haven’t joined the quilt along yet, this is your chance to make a modern, beginner friendly patchwork quilt pattern with lots of other fellow quilters. Sign up for the quilt along HEREContinue reading “Rainbow Lattice Quilt Along | THE PRIZES!”