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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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”
When starting out with patchwork and quilting, beginners frequently see a pattern or design they would like to make but are unsure how to translate that into a quilt. I recently was given some 12″ by 12″ Graph Paper for Quilters and Papercraft pads from Sew Easy to try out and what a wonderful thingContinue reading “Quilters Graph Paper”
I frequently get asked how to make rotary cutting easier for the beginner or for the experienced quilter who has joint issues. This can strike anyone at any age as someone who suffered RSI throughout my 30s and 40s quite severely, holding a quilters ruler steady whilst cutting can be difficult. My son’s girlfriend hasContinue reading “Rotary Cutting Made Sew Easy….”