• Zippy Pouch Along - preparing the pieces and zipper tips by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence
    Patterns,  sewing

    Zippy Pouch Along – constructing the zip band, lining and pocket sides

    Hello there! Shall we get started with the (Not So) Little Zippy Pouch?! You may find it helpful – if you haven’t done so already – to print out the Cutting Instructions (page 4/5) and the Measurement Guide (page 18/19) relevant to the pouch size you are making. Although not necessary, you may find it helps to keep a track of the pattern if you are working off a screen. I’m making a Not So Little Zippy pouch and have made a patchwork front panel with some lovely scraps I had lying around. I ironed my favourite interfacing to the back – I find it sticks well and adds a nice…

  • Falling Vista quilt tutorial by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence
    Quilting,  Tips & Tutorials

    Oakshott Autumn Blog Hop::: Falling Vista Lap Quilt tutorial

    Helloooo everyone and welcome if you’ve popped over from Lynne’s blog! I’m so excited to kick off the Oakshott Autumn blog hop, there are some amazing bloggers taking part so I can’t wait to see all the reveals over the next week or so! So, let’s crack on shall we?! When I first saw the autumn bundle my heart did a little skippity jump – I love autumn! It’s my most favourite season with all the colours and the need for warm winter clothing and cosy knits! My first thought was a maple leaf quilt but then I started thinking of the view as I drive towards Wales and the…

  • Quilting,  Tips & Tutorials

    Oakshott Colourshott Bloghop::: A tablerunner and coasters

    Hello everyone! And welcome if you popped over from Lynne’s to check out my stop on the Oakshott Colourshott blog hop. It was so lovely to be asked to be a part of this and after some rapid response emails with Lynne and the other blog-hoppers (seriously, it was the email equivalent of pointy elbows at a fabric sale!) I was sent a Fat Eighth bundle of Colourshott Oakshott Brighton Rock Now, I confess that I’m not really a pink type of girl, but it’s very hard to resist Oakshott in any colours and these are just gorgeous. I think it’s the way they shimmer and shine depending on how…

  • Wave Coasters Tutorial by fabricandflowers | Sonia Spence
    Quilting,  Tips & Tutorials

    Wave Coasters and Tray: A tutorial

    A little while ago, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Justine and Lisa over at Simply Solids after saying that I would make some coasters if I was sent a scrap pack….so guess what I’ve been doing the last few days?! Inspired by the bright colours I made stripey wave coasters along with a little tray to keep them all together when they’re not in use ‘cos I’m all about the trying to be neat and tidy at the moment (I’m blaming it on being Spring, it’s sure not to last long!). Would you like to see how I made them?! You will need; 4 x 5.5″ squares (front…

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    Finally, an Aeroplane bag!!!

    I did it!!! Last night I slip stitched the lining shut and snipped the final threads off my Aeroplane Bag. I made a few changes to the original pattern, mainly because of supplies I had that I really wanted to incorporate into the bag. I’d treated myself to one of the PB&J mini charm packs (I find them a great way of buying a new fabric range for not too much money, I’m a little bit addicted to them!) that I really wanted to make into pocket panels for the bag and the leather handles that I’d bought a few weeks back were a great match to the red in the…