Making Hugh the Hound

As soon as I saw Hugh the Hound, I just knew that I would be making him at some point! He’s a bit tricksy but lots of fun to make and I’ve included some tips for sewing his head and inserting the foot pads (which you can use for all of Luna Lapin and friends). I ordered a Make Me Hugh the Hound kit from CoolCrafting in the tan colourway…

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Tutorial – Easy fabric basket tray with handles

A little while ago, I was having a play and whipped up this easy fabric tray come basket (trasket?!) with built-in handles! It is a quick project, only needs a small amount of fabric, and is ideal for holding small bits and pieces. Materials Finished Size – 6″ long x 4″ wide x 2.5″ high Outer Fabric: 11..5″ wide x 9.5″ high Lining Fabric: 11.5″ wide x 9.5″ high Medium…

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#QuiltingTheory – How a quilt is put together

So, if you’ve read through the #QuiltingTheory series so far, you hopefully now understand the quilting language, why seam allowance is important (and how to find it on your machine!), how to buy and use quilting fabrics and what tools you need. Hurrah! So, how do we put all this knowledge together to layer a quilt and make it into a quilted project?! This post takes you through everything from…

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#QuiltingTheory – Essential Tools

When you start quilting – or any new hobby really – the number of tools that are available can be a bit overwhelming, and you can be left wondering what do you really need to get started? The list of what you would like to get is guaranteed to grow as you continue on your quilting journey!!!! Over the years I have encouraged a few friends to try out quilting…

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How to make applique templates using an iPad!

Hellooo! So, I’ve made a couple of things for Mr f&f lately with motifs on and thought it might be something that you would be interested in? So I’m going to show you how to applique using images traced from a tablet screen!!! Using your tablet (I have an iPad) find an image that you want to replicate in applique. Get the image to the approximate size that you want…

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