Young people want to make the world a better place, right? What if you could do so with your crafting skills? Check out the inspiring Craftivist Collective for ideas, projects and success stories relating to 'gentle protest'.
Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed when looking at other people's work? Do you love fabrics, but are not sure what to do with them? Do you have ideas in your head you can't quite translate with your hands? In the age of Instagram, it is easy to feel inadequate as a quilter. There are just … Continue reading Just sew it
This is a fairly easy Halloween wall hanging I designed a number of years ago, 🙂 I used Bondaweb to attach the shapes to the three panels and then joined the panels with the sashing. The sashing is the green framing strips. When the three were joined together I then put more sashing on … Continue reading Halloween Wall Hanging
All Young Quilters are invited to take part in our next competition! For the first time ever, we have a new entry category for Youngish Quilters aged 14 -18. Not a member yet? Join today by clicking this link - its only £5! Using your imagination, have fun whilst making a quilted item for the … Continue reading AGM Challenge theme – ‘Castles’!
If, like me, you like creating your own surface pattern designs, it can be quite overwhelming knowing where to begin to draw inspiration from. The world we live in is full of inspiring shapes and forms which can lead to unique and personal pieces of work. But, we can also draw inspiration from the unlikeliest … Continue reading Having fun with Microsoft Word
Region 3 Youngish Quilter’s Bursaries Are you a member of the Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles? Are you aged between 14 and 18? If so, why not apply for a £50 bursary from Region 3? We are offering the bursaries to support your patchwork and quilting activities. It could be used to help buy fabrics, … Continue reading Are you a Youngish Quilter in Region 3? Here’s your chance to apply for a bursary!
Want to find out more about the amazing quilters of Gee's Bend featured in this week's article? Check out http://www.soulsgrowndeep.org for more information and amazing photographs.
Gee’s Bend is a small, isolated, rural community in Alabama in the United States, which at the start of the 20th century was mostly populated by the descendants of slaves. By definition, they were very impoverished, but their lives became especially hard during the recession of the 1930s. The families had been forced to borrow … Continue reading The quilters of Gee’s Bend
We love the September 'back to school' vibe - particularly getting new, fun stationery! It's great to go shopping but, as crafters, it's even more fun to make our own, one-of-kind accessories. When we spotted these yo-yo bookmarks we knew we had to get stitching - so cute, but so simple. You won't just be … Continue reading Back to school – sewist style
You may have heard that you should pre-wash fabric before using it for your patchwork. Some quilters wash every single piece of fabric as soon as they buy it - before it even goes into their stash. But why? What are the reasons behind this? And should we all be doing it? Colour fastness - One … Continue reading Should I pre-wash fabric before quilting?