Happy National Pet Day! Make sure you give your furry friends some extra cuddles today...I’m sure you’ll all agree they make the perfect sewing companions - even if they do distract us and sit on our quilts! 🙂 On this special day, we thought we'd share this cat quilting project with you from Sew Mag! https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/cat-block-quilt
You will need. The card should be quite stiff. Cereal box card is too floppy. Cover the card on one side with double sided tape. Carefully remove the cover paper. Cut your string to create your design. Don't cross the string over itself - keep it level. I have used a bead for my … Continue reading Easy to make printing blocks
Hi there! I can't believe we are in February already. Christmas feels like it was six months ago and already my New Year's resolutions are starting to slip. The fact that this year's resolutions have dissolved into thin air got me thinking about resolutions that I had actually accomplished over the past few years. A … Continue reading My First Art Quilt
This project involves using an iron with Bondaweb (or similar), To make a picture similar to this, choose some bright fabrics and add some Bondaweb or similar to the reverse of each. Follow manufacturers instructions for this. Cut some background fabric and a piece of wadding. Mine is 6 inches square and I … Continue reading Little Fabric Collage
I was unwrapping my tree decorations and when I got to this one, I thought of you! I bought him at a church fair when I lived in Scotland and just had to have him. He is really easy to make; just 6 different triangles. This one is made of cotton, but he could also … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
The big day is almost here and I'm frantically getting the last few little things ready. We have family round on Christmas eve and it's such a wonderful evening of food, games and laughs. I love how life slows down at Christmas as it means I can really get my craft on! I'm already planning … Continue reading 1 day till Christmas
If you are anything like me, you've not even started wrapping your presents yet. So allow me to suggest wrapping with fabric! https://www.instagram.com/p/Bp9a13Xg7xs/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=27p1tu5zv1yn https://www.instagram.com/p/BlS7eVKjMl8/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1g7veo1a87l5 https://www.instagram.com/p/BrWk6ZznenX/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1po491ubfliuq This gorgeous technique is called Furoshiki. It's a Japanese method of wrapping items for transport, but it also makes a beautiful way of wrapping your gifts. And in the … Continue reading 4 days till Christmas
With only five days to go, most people will probably have decorated their house by now to cheer up the December gloom. But just in case you've been too busy to get round to it, or if you want your very own Christmas tree, I present to you the alternative to the traditional evergreen tree: … Continue reading 5 days till Christmas
How are your Christmas preparations coming along? Do you love the glitz and sparkle, or are you more into muted displays? If the latter, look away now, because here are some epic Christmas lights to get you in the festive mood!
Hello there! This weekend, the fabulous Youngish quilters crew will be at The Knitting and Stitching show in Harrogate. We will be running workshops, exhibiting the winning quilts from festival as well as having lots of our own quilts for you to peruse and handle. The show is really inspirational and full of wonderful textile … Continue reading Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Show