How to Organise and Piece a Quilt Block Successfully

When making projects (of any size) I try to keep my pieces and blocks as organised as possible to minimise mistakes and help me sew them together as quickly and efficiently as possible….and with minimal seam ripping if possible! This week I’ve made a Christmas Cushion – ‘cos Christmas is all about finding extra places for people to sit! I used the Christmas Joy Wreath pattern by The Crafty Nomad…

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Tutorial – Easy Lined Zippered Boxy Pouch with handle

If you’ve been here before, you probably know that I love making bags and pouches! Today, I’m sharing a fun tutorial for the Neat Boxy Pouch which comes together quickly and provides a lovely neat finish inside and out! I recently taught a beginners zipper class and wanted to make something that would be easy to make and achievable in the time we had (two hours!). Boxy Pouches are always…

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6 Tips – How to Sew Zippers Easily and Quickly

When I first started sewing, I loved the idea of sewing zippers but was scared of actually doing it! And it seemed to be one of those things that lots of other sewists mentioned as being horrible which made it feel like an even more impossible task! Today, I would like to share with you all the tips and tricks I have learnt over the years because actually, zippers are…

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Upcycled Tin Craft Tutorial – Mini Sewing Kit

The other day, Mr f&f left an empty tin container on the side for me to keep sewing supplies in. I think he thought I was just going to stick some pins in it, but Oh No! This hinged tin was too good not to craft into something special! I don’t know if you’ve seen these tins before? They’re very similar in size to an Altoid tin, but slightly deeper…

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Tutorial – Piecing a diagonal quilt back

Have you ever come across the technique of piecing a quilt back diagonally? It’s some cutting magic that means you can use less fabric to make a quilt back by effectively ‘stretching’ it width-ways. Magic, I tell you! It’s a really efficient way of using fabric (bye-bye buying twice the finished quilt length in backing fabric or spending lots of time piecing a backing together!), especially for those throw sized…

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