Quilting

I have been doing a quilt course for the past few weeks run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts, it’s a sampler quilt we’re making so we’re learning lots of different techniques. It’s awesome. I didn’t think I’d love quilting quite so much but I do, its appeal to my inner geek has surprised me.

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The last class is next week and at the moment I feel like I’m a million miles away from having an actual quilt that me and my girl can snuggle under. I’ve been a very bad student and rebelled against pretty much all of the hand sewing blocks and have free styled my own way. The block above should have been done as a “needle turn appliqué” but I’d rather boil my own head than do all of all of that hand sewing so I machined it instead. I finished 2 machine appliqué blocks today (well my birdies just need some eyes) and then I just have a dresden plate to finish (it’s last… hand sewing remains, ahhhh!)

I’m a bit gutted I used the wrong stitch on the music notes and flowers so it’s a bit messy but ho hum…

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So… 1 block to finish, 9 blocks to strip up and quilt, then bias then I’m done, whoop!

So of course, I’m planning the next project before this one is finished (and ignoring the fact I’ve already started another quilt!). Baby Plush *needs* a doll so I bought this pattern from OhSewDollin on Etsy, might try and knock this up over the weekend and avoid hand sewing that dresden plate.

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Wot No Minky Fabric?

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**UPDATE**  If you have found this post and are looking for “Minky” the ironing board cover people, or are in search of their cleaning products , then please let me help you by redirecting you to their site here.  If however you were all good for cleaning products this week and were instead looking for some soft and luscious cuddle fabric that some people around the world still call “minky fabric” then please return to our website and search for “Cuddle” or “Plush” to find it.  It’s still the same fabric, what’s in a name, hey?!  Continue reading “Wot No Minky Fabric?”

Home Dec from Alexander Henry is Here!

Home Dec from Alexander Henry is Here!

Larkspur Brite Oxford Cloth

 

 We’ve been asked loads of times for some heavier weight fabrics, we already have some Kokka in stock so we’ve plumped out the range with some awesome Alexander Henry home dec weight fabrics. Some great cottons came in too, drool. See our new Home Dec weight fabric here, there’s more to come over the next few days too.