The secret life of cotton

Have you ever thought about cotton beyond buying fabric at the quilt store or checking the label on your clothing? As a textile lover, cotton has always held a special place in my heart. Cotton is a beautiful fibre, which is highly versatile as well as soft, natural and breathable. I love to wear cotton […]

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Quilt as you go hexagons tutorial #hexyalong

I don’t know what it has been lately, but I am really craving hand piecing projects. Maybe its the extra hours in lecture theatres (even the most interesting subject would mean nodding off!), or maybe it’s a re-found desire to create using my hands. These quilt as you go hexagons are perfect for keeping hands […]

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Juki brand ambassador and fashion school memories

It’s such an honour to be chosen as a Juki brand ambassador. You know how much I love quilting and sewing, but did you know that I have over ten years quilting experience, with a background in fashion design and desktop publishing? It’s true! I went to fashion school 15 years ago and I am […]

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Breathing to a new beat

My favourite colouring in books

Hands up who else loves colouring in books? It is such a relaxing way to wind down and has become really popular pastime for adults too. There are so many great books made especially for adults now and I have even seen Facebook groups popping up. And it’s not just a passing fad, there have been […]

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creative block

Overcome your creative block

Having a creative block is the worst. Last year, I found myself in a creative block for a few months and let me tell you, it was no fun. The high of Quiltcon had worn off, winter had come and even though I was still kicking goals – like becoming a Juki ambassador – I just […]

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Bodice detail for the Simplicty 2215 dress pattern

Sewing for myself: Simplicity 2215 dress pattern

You guys, I made a dress! It’s been such a long time since I made a dress for myself, but it’s time for me to start building my own wardrobe, full of garments made by me. This is only the first in a long line of beautiful dresses. I’ve had the Simplicity 2215 dress pattern in […]

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Quilt Sleep Repeat

Quilt sleep repeat – download for your phone

I know you all hear me when I say – quilting is completely addictive! Sometimes I really feel like all I want to do is Quilt Sleep Repeat. And even when I am sleeping I dream about quilting! That’s totally normal, right? This is now my screen saver, and I wanted to share it with […]

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Modern Colour Workshop

The Modern Colour Workshop ebook covers the basics of colour theory and explores how it relates to choosing fabrics for your quilts. You will learn about colour relationships and why they matter, how to curate a colour palette using an inspiration source, find a way to use that ‘ugly’ fabric. The ebook also includes the […]

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6 ways to support your favourite bloggers

Great bloggers work really hard to bring you interesting content each week. Countless hours of research, writing, editing, photography, coding and a lot of behind the scenes work goes on that you will probably never know about. And you know, it costs money to run a blog. There are all kinds of fees for buying […]

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Victoria Findlay Wolfe

I am very pleased to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as the next interviewee for the modern quilter series. If you have not come across Victoria and her amazing work before, you are in for a real treat. Her quilts are among some of my favourites and she is a inspiration to many. With a background as an […]

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