Sashiko and a little trip to Quilts UK.

The art of Sashiko been a big trend over the years and Clover has the perfect needles for your projects. I’ve always wanted to have a go so, when Clover sent me some to try out, I was eager to start. For those that aren’t familiar with Sashiko, it is a stitching technique developed inContinue reading “Sashiko and a little trip to Quilts UK.”

Happy New Year

My goodness this year went quickly and what a year it was. Increasing the sewing classes, taking on a Ukrainian family, running the first retreat along with several other workshops, hosting the Block Drive in September for Quilts for Care Leavers along with continuing blogs for UKQU, not to mention the new machine which arrivedContinue reading “Happy New Year”

Free Motion Quilting Course

We are pleased to announce that we will be running the popular three day, Free Motion Quilting course with guest tutor Cecilia Slinn again in the New Year. Throughout the course Cecilia will take us through the machine set up, talk about designs and different ideas with the group, with lots of time for guidedContinue reading “Free Motion Quilting Course”

Lazy Log Cabin with Chic Escape

This range has to be one of my favourite in recent months. Brought to us from Tilda it pairs classical flowers with peacocks with a beautiful palette of rich colours. Pinks, mustards, greens and blues.  When I was sent a strip roll of this gorgeousness I knew that I wanted a quick lap quilt toContinue reading “Lazy Log Cabin with Chic Escape”

New Toy Alert! – Clover Fabric Tube Maker

I am a sucker for a new toy, especially when they actually make light work of a tricky task.  The new Clover Tube Maker is one such item that I was lucky to be sent from Groves.  A little device, similar to bias binding makers, which folds over both fabric and wadding to make aContinue reading “New Toy Alert! – Clover Fabric Tube Maker”

What’s New? – Chic Escape, A New Machine and Free Motion Fun!

one item I’m working on is a Lazy Log Cabin quilt which uses a strip roll. In this instance I’m using the beautiful (and I think it’s my favourite range from Tilda so far) Chic Escape.

Oliso TG1600 ProPlus Iron

An iron is an essential tool when making quilts and for general sewing. I’ve got several which I keep in my wonderful cabin at Strictly HQ but when I was offered the chance to test out the new Oliso SmartIron Pro Plus, I couldn’t wait.  The box arrived and I expected to have to sitContinue reading “Oliso TG1600 ProPlus Iron”

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”