Fancy a fun and quick sewing project? Then check out Hideous!Dreadful!Stinky! It's a fab crafty blog with lots of free tutorials to get your creative groove on. One of my favourite tutorials is this monster tote bag. The instructions were simple to follow and I am really pleased with the end result. You can design … Continue reading Monster Tote Bag
Anyone else feeling the cold? We've had hail, snow, freezing winds. So top of my to-do list are these adorable handwarmers from Rae Ann Kelly. They are super-cute, ....and super-cozy!! They're also valentine themed so perfect for today!! Click on the image to take you to her tutorial.
Make a case for storing your needles using the ‘stitch and flip’ technique sewn onto a foundation. You can make it in whatever fabric you like – you only need small pieces so it’s a great project to use up your scraps, as well as being a useful item for your sewing box. Requirements 1 piece … Continue reading Strip-Pieced Needle Case
This is a book that I've had on my craft shelf for quite a while, so I thought I'd share it with you all. This is a great craft book, full of lots of great projects, most of which can be made in one afternoon. The instructions are really easy to follow, and there are … Continue reading Book Review: One Yard Wonders
Time for another patchwork block! You will need Fabric A: 1 ¾ inch wide strips Fabric B: 1 ¾ inch wide strips Seam allowance: ¼ inch Finished block: 12 inches x 12 inches Pair up a strip from Fabric A and Fabric B and stitch them together length-ways using your ¼ inch seam Iron … Continue reading Rail Fence block
The Quilters Guild attends all the Knit and Stitch Shows. These shows are held every year in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Harrogate and are great fun! There are exhibitions, demonstrations and lots of traders selling all sorts of supplies. At Harrogate we always have a drop in sewing bee on the Guild stand, each year … Continue reading Fun Little Fish!
Contemporary Inspirations will take place from 29th January to 2nd February 2018, 10am- 4pm at The Quilters’ Guild, St Anthony’s Hall, Peasholme Green, York. We’re offering FREE entry for students and young people (up to 18 years old) - please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend. This new exhibition offers an exciting chance … Continue reading FREE entry into new exhibition at The Quilters’Guild, York!
Book publisher SearchPress are giving away a copy of the wonderful book 'The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch' by by Janet Edmonds. Don't miss out on this fab freebie...all the need to do is email: email@example.com stating your name and membership number. The winner will be contacted on the 14th February! If you're not … Continue reading Fantastic freebie!…win a copy of ‘The Textile Artist: From Art to Stitch’ by Janet Edmonds.
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for 2018. I’m not a big one for New Year’s resolutions. Mainly ‘cos I never seem to keep up with them. I say ‘them’ – I usually have just one! For many years I have resolved to finish the year with fewer UFOs than I … Continue reading Happy New Year!!
This is a decoration from a book company called Art to Heart. It's a fixture in our house every Christmas!