Fiiiinnniiissshheeedddd!!!! My first ever quilt! SO chuffed… It’s not perfect by any means but I am over the moon with it. I did a beginner’s course run by Yasmin at Goosey Quilts and we learned so many different techniques it was ace. I’ve already started my second and have ideas whirring, I’m gonna have a plethora!
Things at Plush Towers tend to move at 100 miles an hour, and the rate we get through premises is no exception. That terrible fabric addiction I have is to blame I think and fabric tends to eat the buildings we occupy. First it was my house, then it was my mum’s house, then it ate our first “proper” unit, then when 2 pallets of Kona solids arrived one day we knew it was time for another move. Continue reading “New Space At Plush Towers”
The Lab has been super busy these past few weeks, we finally finished the “Sew Your Own Lunch Bag” kit after lots of blood sweat and tears. I’m absolutely delighted with the finished result! The pattern and the instructions look amazing. Can’t wait for pictures of the finished kits to come rolling in.
Well I made the dolly for my little girl using the OhSewDollin pattern. Lessons learned, you shouldn’t substitute embroidery floss with machine embroidery thread and dollies don’t need such hard arms. Pleased none the less and Baby Plush seems very happy!
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.
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…
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.
**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?”
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.
We’ve been busy at Plush Towers coming up with some new in house kits, perfect for the beginner sewer. I thought you’d like a nosey. Continue reading “Kits in the making”
I’ve been banging on for ages now about starting a blog. Actions speak louder than words and here is that hard to write first post, my line in the sand.
Watch this space. I just need to remember the password, and work out how to drive it. Peasy?