Jubilee Runner – Free Pattern

This year has been one full of events from the end of Covid restrictions to the beginning of the Ukraine conflict. Both of these have had an impact on my life, meaning I haven’t done as much blogging as I’d have liked. I am in need of a celebration and the Queens Platinum Jubilee isContinue reading “Jubilee Runner – Free Pattern”

Bird of Paradise Cushion Workshop

As you may know, I blog for UKQU website – a wonderful resource for anyone interested in the world of fabric and also where my shop is hosted. They sometimes set challenges and we had one in 2020. (I was typing last year but it’s two years ago! – Where did that time go?) WayContinue reading “Bird of Paradise Cushion Workshop”

Beginners Day Workshop

Begin your patchwork and quilting journey with Helen from Strictly Quilting. Sat 19th February, 10 – 4, £50. We will begin with choosing your fabrics, learning which fabrics make the best choice. How to cut using traditional template or rotary cutters, which make things much easier. Perfect piecing is the key to good patchwork andContinue reading “Beginners Day Workshop”

Sew A Fine Seam Part 4 – Scissors

In the next (long awaited) instalment of the ‘Sew a Fine Seam’ series I thought we would look at one of the basic pieces of equipment we need – the humble scissor. It is believed that scissors probably originated in ancient Egypt. Earliest examples in existence come from Mesopotamia and date from between 3 andContinue reading “Sew A Fine Seam Part 4 – Scissors”

Beginners Patchwork Course

September is the traditional time to begin to learn something new. The kids have gone back to school and I always think it is a time for taking a little time for yourself before the rush of Christmas. The Autumn and Winter months are also an excellent time to quilt. Traditionally the harvest would haveContinue reading “Beginners Patchwork Course”

Hemline Easy Grip Pins

Pins are often underestimated when we consider the equipment we use for sewing.  How many of us have pins which we have had so long their origins are lost in the midst of time?  I know I have some that were probably from my mum when she taught me dressmaking for my Cindy and BarbieContinue reading “Hemline Easy Grip Pins”

Crease Marker from Sew Easy

Do you ever get to that moment when you’ve finished piecing a quilt top and get a little bit daunted by the next stage – the quilting?   When quilting,  I sometimes quilt by domestic machine, using both the walking foot (which I think is very underestimated) and free motion options.  I also love quiltingContinue reading “Crease Marker from Sew Easy”

Sew A Fine Seam – The Dark Side

The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have theContinue reading “Sew A Fine Seam – The Dark Side”