For the next three months we are going to show you how to make some easy and improvised star blocks. When you have made a few I will show you how to make a cushion or two for your bedroom, or are you off to Uni? They would be a great way to personalise your … Continue reading Star Sew Along
I know it's that time of year when school work gets pretty full on, but I thought it could be a good moment to encourage you to take a little time to try some 'slow stitching' and de stress. Recently I have been very inspired by Heidi at @Honeyfolkclothing. She is a forager and natural … Continue reading Round and Round and Round
Here’s a fun idea for all you bookworms out there! Quilt artist Margaret Fleisher set herself a 100 day challenge of making quilt blocks to match books, and the result were amazing! https://www.instagram.com/p/CC8WXQVHAXp/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/CAKzcldHrtg/?utm_medium=copy_link https://www.instagram.com/p/B_kHL7KHoSb/?utm_medium=copy_link We’d love to encourage you to have a go at something similar, so we had a go ourselves and we’d … Continue reading Book Blocks
Its February, so here is a cute little project for Valentines Day. It is quick to make and involves something sweet to eat. Whats not to like? Don't panic, it is just a bit bigger than the sweet! This photo looks enormous. As with every project, read everything before you start . You Will Need: … Continue reading Valentines Day is on the way
Depending on how the Omicron variant of the coronavirus will develop (sigh …), here are some ideas for places to visit to get some quilty inspiration whilst schools are closed: Image by The Bowes Museum https://www.thebowesmuseum.org.uk/Exhibitions/2021/North-Country-Quilts-In-Celebration-of-New-Acquisitions The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle (yes, that Barnard Castle …) is a lovely small museum of arts and … Continue reading Exhibitions to visit in the holidays
The amazing thing about this project is that is 'no stitch', but looks like patchwork! I first saw one of these when I was lucky enough to win one in a Quilters Guild tombola. I made it my business to find out how it was made and today I am giving you a link to … Continue reading NO STITCH DECORATION
For the next three weeks, until 'the Big Day', there will be two items a week to hopefully spark your interest. The first post is a project - 'IMPROV CHRISTMAS TREE BLOCK'. This is a great technique and some have found it a bit addictive. Me for instance!! As you can see, it makes a … Continue reading CHRISTMAS IS COMING!
We're coming towards the end of the summer as well as our theme MEND which we've really enjoyed exploring with you! Let us know what you've enjoyed? Today we're sharing a couple of links with you from the magazine Selvedge. The magazine have also been exploring the theme Mend and they have some interesting articles … Continue reading Mend – some inspiring and interesting articles to get you thinking!
When the theme of mending was decided by the team a while back, I knew straight away that I wanted to share my journey of using sewing to help mend and sustain my mental wellbeing over the past couple of years. It's definitely been a tough year for us all and I think even the … Continue reading MENDING FOR THE SOUL
Here at Youngish Quilters we're focussing on the theme Mend. Over the summer we're going to explore this theme in all sorts of different ways. Today we have a wonderful sewing tutorial to share with you. Have a go at making a Snack Pouch, taught by Gill Towell. Sewing is a fantastic way of improving … Continue reading New Young Quilter video workshop!