How To Quilt With Clear Thread

Have you ever used clear thread when machine quilting, perhaps successfully, perhaps not? Well, I would like to share with you one of my all-time favourite threads, MonoPoly. By Deborah Louie This wonderfully versatile clear thread is made by Superior Threads. I visited their website for some information and this is what it said: “Our […]


Pattern & Palette Play – Winter Fabrics

Classic navy blue with splashes of red is a winning combination for a knitted jumper, elegant cross stitch or a cosy quilt. Whatever craft you’re working on this winter, we hope it’s by a roaring fire with a hot chocolate on hand. Compiled by Janai Velez Create our Four Days Of Christmas Wallhanging quilt!  Left […]

Inside US Designer Hildie Westenhavers Craft Studio

Inside US Designer Hildie Westenhaver’s Craft Studio

YouTube videos and optimism see Hildie Westenhaver take on decorating projects and discover hidden skills. And her cheery craft studio is the beneficiary. From tiling to furnishings and feature walls, Hildie doesn’t shy away from a DIY challenge. By Janai Velez “I laid the yellow and white vinyl composite floor tiles myself. I had never done […]


Sherwood Green Fabrics

Robin Hood and his Merry Men did more than rob from the rich and give to the poor – they inspired our whole range of Sherwood green fabrics. Compiled by Janai Velez Make a fun lap quilt with appliqué flowers, the Blooming Daisies Quilt Top L – R Clockwise: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Heartland’ Pinetre Fog […]


Pastel Play Fabrics

Kid-in-a-candy-store sweet treats! Modern children’s fabrics have come of age and beg to be sewn into tiny garments, quilts and precious toys. Compiled by Janai Velez Windham Fabrics ‘Laundry Day’ 42416-X, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. Windham Fabrics ‘Laundry Day’ 42417-3, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. Riley Blake Designs ‘Happy Day’ […]


Honey Bee Fabrics: A Cute Pattern & Palette Play

Get a real buzz this month by dipping into our sweet collection of bee fabrics. It features golden yellows, rich, syrupy ambers and warm ochres, all fresh from flower to hive! 1. Liberty Art Fabrics ‘Classic Collection’ Capel G. Distributed and sold by The Strawberry Thief. 2. Windham Fabrics ‘Evelyn’ D419884, designed by Whistler Studios. […]


Inside Karen Fulton’s Travelling Sewing Workroom

Karen Fulton mapped out her path – buy a van, furnish it for sewing and sleeping and then travel around Australia. Here, she shares the ups and downs of taking her fashion label on the road. By Janai Velez A sewing space spilling out from the back a van and into the great outdoors comes with […]

Carolyn Sullivan Tells Us About Her Quilt Inspiration

Carolyn Sullivan Tells Us About the Inspiration behind her Quilts

Carolyn Sullivan is the author of many books documenting embroidery and textile designs from all over the world. Carolyn Sullivan’s embroidered and quilted works are inspired by these textiles. In this blog post she tells us more about her inspiration. By Carolyn Sullivan. I have always loved cultural textiles and a lot of my work has been based on […]


How To: Sew Your Own Embroidery Mounting

Framing round stitcheries can be tricky and expensive. Why not create your own embroidery mounting using pretty fabric and size it to go into a purchased frame? Jennifer Reynolds shows you how in this blog post with her 8 step embroidery mounting photo tutorial! Circular Embroidery Mounting Step 1 If you’re framing an existing stitchery, select […]

Make This Table Runner With 6 Hankies

How To: Make This Table Runner Pattern With Six Hankies

Natasha Curtin picked up a selection of starched, lace-trimmed handkerchiefs from her local markets. She didn’t have a clue what she would do with them. Nonetheless, creative ideas started to form, and Natasha designed this table runner pattern. Table Runner Pattern What You Need 6 lace hankies 1.5 metres of main fabric (includes backing and binding […]