Who loves a new pair of pyjamas at Christmas? I know I do. I save them until Christmas Eve and then it's all part of the excitement before the big day. I love nice, cosy-warm, snuggly pyjamas made in flannel or brushed cotton. And a cheerful Christmas print is a must. So this year, I'm … Continue reading 22 days till Christmas: Christmas pyjamas
Christmas can get a bit crazy - there's so much to do and so much rushing around - it can be easy to forget to stop and enjoy it all. So one of my favourite Christmas traditions is an afternoon tea with friends. We take some time out a week or so before Christmas to … Continue reading 23 days till Christmas: Afternoon Tea
It's December - so we've starting feeling very Christmassy here at Youngish Quilters!! We're going to bring you lots of ideas and inspiration for the festive season over the next few weeks - do let us know what you're up to and send us any photos of your Christmas makes. We're starting our Christmas crafting … Continue reading 24 days till Christmas: Christmas cards
I am obsessed with Sheena Liam's instagram! I love the detailed portraits, and the skill it takes to style the hair is just stunning! https://www.instagram.com/p/BUI-3pwFzJu/?taken-by=times.new.romance https://www.instagram.com/p/BTa2Zw9FPgd/?taken-by=times.new.romance
That’s right, we’re doing patchwork. Patchwork 101: Squares! Calm your excitement please. Now, for all of the patchwork that we show you we will be using inches. ‘But aren’t inches totally archaic?’ Yes they are. ‘Isn’t metric a much more logical system than imperial?’ Heck yes! Inches divide into 8 instead of 10, it’s ridiculous! … Continue reading 16 Square Block
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