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 […]

Editor's Pick - Embroidered Essentials

Quilters Companion, Michelle Marvig’s top picks – Embroidered Essentials

No one craft is ever enough! We all try our hand at multiple techniques as the mood takes us. Maybe today you feel like a little project for some embroidered essentials? I found these beauties at   Just Be Yourself, by Jennifer Reynolds, is a wonderful little reminder to stay true to ourselves.   […]

Designer Edge - Megan Nedds

Designer Edge – Megan Nedds

When you look at this cheetah in mid-chase, you’re struck by its realism. You’re taken along on its hunt for prey – its eye fixed on its quarry, its posture streamlined and its movement sleek and effortless. by Susan Hurley Similarly, a quick glance at the needle-felted foxes has you caught up in their play. […]

Baby Goes Vintage

Baby Goes Vintage

Some people are lucky enough to have heirloom baby outfits passed down the generations. For everyone else, lovely online stores that stock special vintage outfits mean that your little ones won’t have to miss out on 20th-century style. Let’s take a step back into the wardrobes of  lace trims, puffed sleeves and whimsical appliqué. Compiled by […]