Start here Whether you’re a budding quilter, architect, designer or textiles artist, one thing’s for sure: You must work hard to become an expert in your field. When you start your journey into the world of design you’ve got to find your feet. It’s important that you experiment and explore as many areas of possible … Continue reading How to get in the design world
Following on from the Festival of Quilts, where Anna Maria was present with her colourful work, take a look at her cheerful website here.
When I first started patchworking and quilting, I wanted to make small simple projects which could be ‘useful’ around the house, like cushions. The trouble was, I could just about thread a needle, but not much else. I had a vague notion that cushion covers should be removable, so that you could wash them, but … Continue reading ‘Fly by the seat of your pants’ cushions
We have tons of scraps – how about you? We always find though that we don’t like to waste those last tiny bits of our favourite fabrics. We’re going to make this sewing machine cover as it looks like a great way to show them off – and keep our machines dust free at the … Continue reading Project link – Sewing Machine Cover
So – you’ve sat down, ready for a relaxing sewing session, but your machine just isn’t having it! The fabric is rucking-up, threads are tangling, or your machine just won’t sew at all. What do you do? Give up and hope it feels better tomorrow?? Here’s a list of trouble-shooting suggestions to try and sort … Continue reading Troubleshooting – hints and tips
Have you visited Elizabeth Hartman’s blog and website Oh Fransson? It’s a fabulous site, full of lots of gorgeous quilts and project ideas. One of our favourites is her pincushion organiser – it’s perfect for keeping your craft space neat and your tools to hand when you’re stitching. It would make a great gift too. … Continue reading Project link – Pincushion Organiser
Ask the curator: behind the scenes at The Quilters Guild Heather Audin gives us some insight into The Guild’s Collection What do you enjoy most about being a curator? Being a curator is great fun! There is so much variety every day as there are lots of different elements to the role. I get to … Continue reading Craft Insiders
Many quilters and textile artists end up with many, many, more scraps than they know what to do with. If you have a big bag of scraps, here’s an idea for using up some of them by making your own ‘scrap art’ – and if you don’t have a load of scraps, then I’m … Continue reading Scrap Art