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Pattern & Palette Play – Typography Fabrics

Write it, type it, make it – designers are putting pen to fabric so you can cut and piece words and letters to create projects with a bold, graphic style. Compiled by Janai Velez Left to right: 1. Windham Fabrics ‘Type’ D35534-2, designed by Julia Rothman. Distributed by Leutenegger. 2. Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘One Fish […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Anthea Christian & Minki Kim

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and designers as featured on Cosy PROJECT! Anthea Christian “I usually put sewing before housework! I’ve learnt it’s the only way to get anything done, and I don’t feel guilty about it anymore.” Blog: angelleadesigns.com My style is: “I love using bright and colourful fabrics in my creations. When […]

Selvedge - Jane Jackson wool felt

Selvedge – Jane Jackson

“Although I quite like doing pictures of wildlife, getting their faces right, especially the eyes, is really difficult. With just a slightly wrong stab of a felting needle, an animal’s face can be transformed into something that looks very fierce, cross-eyed or way too cutesy. I’ve had to pull the heads off many an animal […]

Pattern & Palette Play - Sports Fabrics

Pattern & Palette Play – Sports Fabrics

Score points for your crafting with medal-worthy sports fabrics. Kick goals, swim laps, pedal push and be first over the finishing line with these no-sweat, ultra-energetic designs. Distributed by Millhouse Collections, Craft Project, PK Fabrics and others! Compiled by Janai Velez Sports Fabrics: Left to right: 1. Riley Blake Designs ‘Play Ball 2’ Main C5130-BLUE, […]

Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie

Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Hook Feathers

By Deborah Louie If you have been free-motion quilting, you have probably thought about including feathers in your quilting repertoire. Feather quilting is the most elegant and impressive of all the free-motion designs in my opinion. It suits formal, modern, contemporary and traditional quilts equally. I will be showing you the most popular styles and […]

Australia Day

Celebrate Australia Day With These Cosy PROJECT Patterns!

Coming straight off the back of Christmas and New Years, it’s hard to even think about the next big holiday – Australia Day! But instead of the mad rush to organise a last-minute family barbecue, why not do something creative this year? Take advantage of the crafter in you and celebrate January 26 with these Aussie patterns from Cosy […]

Pattern & Palette Play Ocean Fabrics

Pattern & Palette Play – Ocean Fabrics

  We’re taking inspiration from the ocean floor – a flourishing aquatic flower garden alive with colourful coral, shells and starfish and flamboyant fish. Compiled by Janai Velez Left to right: 1. Windham Fabrics ‘Coral Reef’ 42666-1, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 2. Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Castaway’ Coral Camo B (137cm wide). Distributed and […]

Pattern & Palette Play - Wilderness Fabrics

Pattern & Palette Play – Wilderness Fabrics

Pack a picnic and pack some punchy scenery into your stitching designs. Spring calls for adventures in national parks, and you can capture the pristine beauty of the wilderness with fabrics full of wild flora and fauna. Compiled by Janai Velez Left to right: 1. Moda Fabrics ‘Wild Blue Yonder’ Autumn 33120-14, designed by Sentimental Studios. […]

Designer Edge - Sarah K. Benning

Designer Edge – Sarah K. Benning

Sarah K. Benning splits her time between a sunny Spanish island and the USA, which makes having a garden and growing plants pretty difficult. by Janai Velez Instead, she has created a vibrant, indoor ‘vertical garden’ of embroidered plants, the inspiration for which came during the long, dark, cold winters experienced in Upstate New York. “It […]

The Lap App

Road Test: The Lap App

Driven by Clare Mooney As a lover of hand sewing and hand embroidery, I can’t tell you the number of times I have lost a pin, a needle, a reel of thread and even my scissors under my leg, wedged between the cushion and arm of the couch — and in the case of pins […]