Westalee Ruler Foot & Quilting Templates for Domestic Machines

Westalee Ruler Foot & Quilting Templates for Domestic Machines

Michelle Marvig shows how to use Westalee ruler foot and quilting templates for domestic machines. In 2008, Leonie West designed her unique set of Westalee adjustable quilting rulers after becoming frustrated with traditional tools. These rulers went on to be featured on the ABC’s New Inventors in that year and won the Grand Final People’s […]


Free Motion Couching Feet with Michelle Marvig

A visit to any quilt show will demonstrate the wide variety of fabrics, fibres and techniques that can be used when making a quilt. If you wish to add another dimension to your next project, you might consider trying couching. Driven by Michelle Marvig A very old embroidery term, couching describes a method of placing […]


Stepford Stitching – The Singer Sewing Book

First published in the USA in 1949, the Singer Sewing Book was a mighty seller internationally. Apart from being technically excellent, sections of it are also eye-opening and jaw-dropping when read through today’s eyes. By Susan Hurley  My, how times have changed. The days of talking down to women as wifely airheads with few capabilities […]

How To: Spring Flowers Free-Motion

How To: Spring Flowers Free-Motion

What wonderful inspiration for your domestic machine quilting — all those beautiful shapes nature provides for us. I would like to share with you some of my go-to designs for free-motion quilting, sashing and borders for floral quilts. By Deborah Louie  These patterns are all continuous, using the free-motion quilting technique. The flowers are soft, […]

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12 Tips and Hints For Working With Precuts

Using precut fabrics can make quick work for piecing a quilt top, since so much of the cutting has already been done for you. But if you’re new to using precut fabrics, there are a few things that will be helpful for you to know. Do you have left-over strips and shapes from your precut […]


5 Travel Size Craft Kits To Help You Sew On The Go

Commute schmoot! The longer the trip, the more time you have for stitching. Take it from one who knows – Homespun writer Janai Velez. She has learnt that crafting on planes and boats and trains just makes sense – and some beautiful projects, to boot! Since I’ve started working at Homespun, my passion for portable crafts […]

Machine Applique

Learn To Use Metallic Threads For Machine Applique

Designer Deborah Louie explains how to use metallic threads for machine applique and play around with decorative stitches. Written by Deborah Louie I love machine applique and playing with my decorative stitches. I use the stitches with both their default settings and also adjust them to really push the pattern to its limits for special […]


Create a rainbow cushion with Singer!

Are you after a quick and easy project? Inject some fun and colour into your home with this great Rainbow cushion tutorial from Singer – make it with Liberty fabrics like the original or raid your fabric stash. Download the instructions here. Download the pattern pieces here.  

We Test Drive the Add-A-Miter Binding Template

Road Test: The Add-A-Miter Binding Template

Have you considered using the Add-A-Miter binding template, but been unsure if the product would be right for you and your projects? You can now make an informed decision, as the talented Michelle Marvig has road tested it for you! There are several steps in making any quilt before applying an Add-A-Miter template. First, you must […]


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 […]