Cross stitch is such a lovely craft for winter evenings, curled up on the sofa. For me, the combination of hand sewing and the guidance of the cross stitch fabric is perfect for an easy, low concentration make…and that means it’s perfect for beginners too. The pattern uses 14 count Aida but you could useContinue reading “Scandi Cross Stitch | Tutorial”
Gift bags are a great way to wrap unusually shaped presents or a few smaller things all into one gift to unwrap. This Reindeer Sack will be a cute addition under the tree or by the fireplace filled with gifts. Or just use it as decoration…you could even make nine and have a full reindeerContinue reading “Reindeer Sack Gift Bag | Tutorial”
As we start to head into winter and the festive season, I think it’s fun to do some “themed” quilting motifs to match some of your seasonal projects. I’ve got a few different ideas for hand quilting, walking foot quilting and free motion quilting to share with you, with quick tutorials on how to achieveContinue reading “Seasonal Quilting Motif Ideas”
Great news; the Pixel Penguin quilt along is starting soon! Pixel Penguin is a modern, pixel-style quilt that uses simple strip, square and rectangle piecing; perfect for solid fabric or a mixture of solids and prints. The quilt along starts Monday 15th November and runs for four weeks until Sunday 12th December. To sign upContinue reading “The Pixel Penguin Quilt Along”
As the season changes, I love adding some handmade Autumnal decor around the house. This little vertical garland is a great way to use up some fabric scraps and try out a few different decorative stitch techniques. The design is really adaptable; if you want the garland to be longer you can simply make extraContinue reading “Autumn Leaf Garland | Tutorial”
As a patchwork teacher and quilt designer, I have quite a few friends who work in the same industry, and it’s so exciting when they launch something new. My lovely friend Sarah Ashford recently released her first book Jump Into Patchwork & Quilting. Designed for beginners, the book walks you through essential patchwork and quiltingContinue reading “Jump Into Patchwork & Quilting | Chat with Sarah Ashford”
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