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 with Ulla-Stina Wikander

So you can’t afford a Van Gogh! So what? You can always stitch one in tapestry form. And if you are Ulla-Stina Wikander, you can then cut up your finished masterpiece and use the oddments to cover your vacuum cleaner. Or telephone, or typewriter, or pram. Or…. by Susan Hurley That might sound like stitching […]


28 Best-in-the-west Textile Ranges Patterns

By Janai Velez Yippee ki-yay! We’ve saddled up and headed straight to cowboy country to corral best-in-the-west textile ranges. They will spur you into creative action! Left to right: 1. Windham Fabrics ‘Ranch Hands’ 42579-1, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 2. Windham Fabrics ‘Ranch Hands’ 42582-4, designed by Whistler Studios. Distributed by Leutenegger. 3. Moda […]

Secret treasures of the Poos Collection

Secret treasures of the Poos Collection

By Kay and Lori Lee Triplett Check out our sewing patterns! One of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world, The Poos Collection, was named to honour our grandmother, Martha Poos. She was an avid quiltmaker who taught both of us to quilt, however most of the quilts in the collection were not […]


Left-Handed Crafting Guide

Between 10 and 15 per cent of the population is left-handed, and most tools, utensils and other industrial and household items are designed to suit right-handed users. We can’t help with kettles and power drills, but read on to find out how to embroider, sew, knit, crochet, cut and iron as a left-handed crafting guru. […]


30 Delft Design Fabrics

Taking cues from classic Delft design, these beautiful fabrics soothe the eye, calm the spirit and speak of the incomparable charms of mixed blues and white. Compiled by Janai Velez Jennifer Murray’s appliqué quilt pattern combines simplicity and symmetry Top L – R Clockwise: Northcott ‘Porcelain Blue’ 20694-10, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon […]


Designer Profile On Michelle Holmes and her Betty Embroidery Series

Let it be said that all of Michelle Holmes creative work is inspiring and unique, as is her stables studio.By Susan Hurley But in the interest of conserving text space here, we’re going to concentrate on Michelle Holmes charming Betty series of embroideries, which completely win your heart. They’re the fusion of yesterday’s storybooks and […]


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 […]


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 […]