Category: Tutorials

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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Egg cup pincushion tutorial

Egg cup pincushion tutorial

Easter is just around the corner. And for us, that means a whole lot of chocolate and hot cross buns, which equals a butt-load of sugar overload! In a vein attempt to reduce the sugary goodness that is Easter, I have made an adorable egg cup pincushion tutorial for you all to enjoy. Easter is a perfect time […]

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How to sew with small children around

You know what it’s like, the minute you sit down and do something for yourself, the kids are all of a sudden interested in whatever you are doing. Now that I actually have a sewing space (whoop whoop!), I will often try to retreat and get a little bit of work done while. My escape attempts usually […]

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How to English paper piece

Hand piecing is definitely a commitment, but a perfect portable and/or couch project. I love to sew when I am catching up on my stories on the telly. Mostly because if I sit still, I tend to fall asleep. This is a perfect solution if you ask me, so I have put together this tutorial […]

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DIY scarf with pom-poms

The weather here has been crazy lately. We are halfway through Autumn and it is still so warm! There hasn’t even been a frost yet! It’s a perfect time of year for layering singlets, cardigans and scarves. I’m also a huge scarf fan, as they can always up style a plain outfit. I love those videos that show you a […]

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No waste flying geese tutorial

No waste flying geese tutorial

  These are so cute, dontcha think? I’ve been playing with lots of flying geese this week in Project 48. I’m calling it, they are my favourite blocks… Feeling inspired by Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s 15 Minutes of Play, I made up fabric slabs to use as my ‘geese’ and used the no waste method to construct them. […]

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Sewing a perfect 1/4" seam

How to sew a perfect 1/4″ seam

Sewing an accurate seam allowance is the number one thing I believe quilters need to get right. It’s not about being picky and perfect points. You guys know that I am not about that. But this is my number one for a reason. If your seam allowance is too shallow, your seam can come apart. If […]

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Fast and easy hand binding tutorial

I absolutely love this way of finishing off the binding on a quilt. It gives it a lovely texture and as an added bonus, it is fast and easy! Follow this hand binding tutorial to complete your next quilt and maybe it might become your favourite binding technique too! Just a word of warning, I don’t use […]

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Wavy border tutorial

Wavy quilt border tutorial

I wanted to share with you how I make wavy borders. It’s a great technique, perfect for a modern quilt and I love how it gives you a little mitred corner look. This technique is also used in the Modern Medallion quilt. My instructions below show a smaller block, however you can adapt it to any size […]

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