Rainbow Rounds – a Modern, Curvy, Quilt!

I’m so excited to finally be able to share with you Rainbow Rounds – a quilt I made back in July which is now available in Issue 81 of Love Patchwork & Quilting. The Inspiration I always think it’s really interesting to see how different people go about designing quilts so, if you don’t mind, I thought I’d give you a little behind the scenes of mine! So, this quilt…

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Practising Daily Mindful Sewing

Can you believe that Christmas is fast approaching and 2020 is just around the corner?! As things get more and more frantic, I always like to make sure that I have a stitching project close to hand so that I can get a sewing-fix each day. It was back in 2012 when I first started this blog that I first experienced the benefit of crafting on a daily basis. For…

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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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