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Brother Scan N Cut – Adding seam allowances and cutting fabric for piecing tutorial

The Meadow quilt class last week was awesome, but the cutting for the pattern is a bit laborious. There are 80 shapes that have two curves, and 40 pieces that are sort of like a smoother version of the Star Trek logo. There will also be 20 long ovals but I think they will be […]

Brother Scan N Cut – Applique Pattern Tutorial

I recently borrowed a Scan N Cut machine from Rebecca at work (I know you are reading this- hello!) with the promise that I’d teach her stuff after I’d used it and learned a bit more. So it makes sense to share what I found here too for anyone who has just bought a Scan N […]

TUTORIAL: Simple tablet case (for Hudl2 and others)

I got myself a toy for the sewing room with my Amazon gift credit this week. My tablet is a Tesco Hudl2 and I’m really pleased with it. It’s replacing my clutter of books, CDs and magazines. Anyway I needed to make a case and thought I’d make a tutorial too. YOU WILL NEED Fat […]

Check this out…

Sam (Handmade by Mrs H) has a great selection of bag patterns, and the latest is a collaboration with yours truly! The Sunburst Clutch features a scalloped, paper piece flap design, and the cover bag has an (optional!) gold pleather body which gives it a bit of a 70s Disco feel. If you’ve never made […]

Tutorial : How to make your own quilting templates

Please note this tutorial calls for a bit of computer design knowhow (or software at least) in order to draw a design and print it to the size you want it, but I’ll briefly go over a couple of options! You could also draw your design with pencil and paper if you wish. I decided […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 9 – Pansy

I’m not sure what’s going to happen with this in the new year yet after all the VAT MOSS talk, but rest assured, this will be finished one way or another. I must admit to being a bit confused by the new law coming in, and it seems HMRC are too, but I may actually […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 8 – Poppy

Sorry for the delay folks, here’s the brand new Poppy block as promised – eventually. This one is a bit easier than the last couple to give you a litle bit of reprieve and it’s a checkerboard background again. The poppy is pretty apt for November so it seemed right to schedule that in this month. […]

Billy Bass Mini Quilt (Sewvivor round 1) – plus a tutorial on adding sound to quilts

Ta da! Here’s my round one entry for the Nautical theme- a turned edge applique Billy Bass quilt. And I added sound too! And a video to show that it works… *** STATS Size – 18″ x 11″ Number of blocks – n/a Time to make– 4 hours not including component-related thinking time Fabric – Scraps, including a […]

English Country Garden BOM – Block 2 – Bluebell

142 people downloaded the Daisy block – wow! I hope you are enjoying the process so far! Here’s your next pattern, the Bluebell. The next one (Iris!) is out on the 2nd June so this pattern is free to download until then. The Daisy one is now $1.50 if you missed out, but if you want the […]

How to make- and use- tailor’s tacks

You know how on dress making patterns, they often have marks for darts or buttons maybe, but the dots for them are right in the middle of the pattern? You can’t draw them out, and if you’re not using carbon paper to mark your pattern onto the fabric you may wonder how to transfer them […]