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”
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.
Vlieseline were kind enough to send me some of their Soya Mix wadding to try out for the first time. I love natural fibres, using 100% cotton a lot of the time, so I was keen to give this a go. Obviously, I needed to make a quilt to try with it, but what? AtContinue reading “Soya Mix from Vlieseline “
We’re going on retreat!
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”
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”
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”
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”