Up-cycling | Aurifil Artisan Challenge

You may have seen me announce this summer but if you missed it…I’m part of the Aurifil Artisan team for 2021-22! It’s fabulous to be working with such a wonderful company and alongside so many talented quilters, sewers and makers for another year. You can find the full list of all the Artisans on Aurifil’s Auribuzz blog.  A reallyContinue reading “Up-cycling | Aurifil Artisan Challenge”

Fabric Storage Cube | Tutorial

Keeping sewing spaces tidy and organised is a very common topic for blog posts; I should know because I’ve written a few myself! But having systems for where all your crafting things are kept involves needing things to put the things in. One of the biggest sources of disorganisation in a sewing space often comesContinue reading “Fabric Storage Cube | Tutorial”

Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial Part 2

Last month we looked at making disappearing four patch designs that used horizontal and vertical cuts. These are perfect for both directional and non-directional prints because none of the patchwork pieces are rotated to create the new block design. This month I’m sharing more designs, but this time they are cut in a different way.Continue reading “Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial Part 2”

Choosing Fabric Colours | The Basics

There are so many beautiful fabric colours and prints, almost an endless choice, so how do you go about choosing for your patchwork project? Combining colours and prints can come easily to some people, but for many it is a real challenge to get the balance and look that they want. Luckily colours have aContinue reading “Choosing Fabric Colours | The Basics”

Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial

A disappearing four patch block is a patchwork technique. It is created by arranging and sewing together four squares of fabric to make a traditional four patch quilt block. Instead of leaving the block like this, it is cut up and the pieces rearranged to make the original design “disappear”. These blocks are great forContinue reading “Disappearing Four Patch | Tutorial”

Quilting Rules | My favourites

Is there a “top” brand of quilting rulers you should be using? Like many sewing and quilting tools, this has a lot to do with personal preference but if you’d like to learn a little bit more about my favourite brand of quilting rulers and why I love them, read on… My favourite brand ofContinue reading “Quilting Rules | My favourites”

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”