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 […]

Square Tuffet by Quilter's Cocoon

Road Test: Square Tuffet by Quilter’s Cocoon

Driven by Michelle Marvig Quilters are creative people. Most are involved in multiple crafts, or have at least tried other crafts. Our quilts may keep us warm, but they also add colour and pattern to our houses. They are also integral to our home decorating. For years I have been looking for a new footstool […]

Craf-Tex and In-R-Form

Craf-Tex and In-R-Form by Bosal Foam and Fiber

Driven by Michelle Marvig I love how my quilts add colour and texture to my home. I once removed all the hanging quilts from the walls as I needed to showcase them at a trunk show. My husband’s first comment to me when I arrived home was that our house seemed cold and bland without […]

3 Ribbons

Look What I Made From…3 x Ribbons! With Cintia Gonzalez

A bit of floral buttoning, a bit of gathering and a couple of trimmed ribbon tails and voila… funky handmade rosette brooches that were made in no time. Here’s how you go about it: Materials (makes 2) * Striped ribbons: 1m (11/8yd) each of green and pink (2.5cm/1in width); 50cm (5/8yd) green ribbon (1cm/3/8in width) […]


Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Open Feathers

Feathers, with a little practice and time, are a beautiful addition to your quilting repertoire. They add elegance to your quilts, and who doesn’t like the look of feather quilting on a project? What I really love about the open feather is that it is very quick to quilt. It suits both contemporary and traditional […]

Quick Stitch: Create your own Pyramid Corner Bookmarks by Staci Wendland

Quick Stitch: Create your own Pyramid Corner Bookmarks by Staci Wendland

QUICK STITCH: LEAF TIPS Staci Wendland’s page-pyramid corner bookmarks add handmade charm to books bought as gifts. They’re made in minutes from just a few scraps of fabric but will be used and appreciated again and again.   What you need: Three squares, 10cm (4in) of cotton fabric Two squares, 10cm (4in) of fusible interfacing General […]


How did they do it? ‘Leafy’ Sea Dragon by Lois Parish Evans

‘Leafy’ Sea Dragon by Lois Parish Evans Size: 126cm x 102cm (491/2in x 40in) How did you come up with the idea for this quilt? Several years ago, while on a family holiday to Tasmania, we visited Seahorse World in northern Tasmania and Lois Parish Evans fell in love with seahorses and sea dragons. Since […]


The Secret Superpower of Starch By Cassandra Madge

We all know that starch stiffens, stabilises and smooths fabric, but that’s not all it does.  By Cassandra Madge It’s your worst nightmare. Blocks that were cut the same size suddenly don’t fit together or line up. That 121/2in block you spent all afternoon sewing is now only 121/8in. The quilting gurus will tell you […]


6 Questions With Award-winning Quilter Jeannie Henry

We catch up with Jeannie Henry and she explains the inspiration and the materials used for creating the True Blue Jacko quilt. How did you come up with the idea for your quilt? This quilt was my response to the 2015 AQC True Blue Challenge. I immediately thought the quilt should depict something uniquely Australian […]

Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers by Julie Herman

Hex N More and Sidekick Rulers by Julie Herman

Driven by Michelle Marvig I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun playing with a ruler! I had heard a lot about the Hex N More ruler, had seen numerous quilt designs on the internet, helped the girls purchase the rulers while on tour, but had not played with the ruler. I […]