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Quick Stitch: Chocolate Bunny

Not made with a glass-and-a-half of full-cream milk, but with felt, so the pleasure lasts for years, not minutes! This sweet (adorable, not sugary)chocolate bunny puts its Easter namesake in the shade. Designed and made by Allison Dey Malacaria. WHAT YOU NEED: 20 x 23cm (8 x 9in) brown wool fabric or felt (bunny front) […]

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Quick Stitch: Rope Coasters with Cassandra Madge

No, nothing to do with lassos and cowboys. Much more gentlemanly than that! This is simply rope coiling and stitching to create classy club-style coasters. Cassandra Madge shows you the ropes. You’ll need: 5mm (1/4in) diameter cotton rope: about 2m (21/8yd) per coaster – see Note Sewing machine thread in matching or contrasting colours – […]

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Quick Stitch: Little House Lavender Sachets

Two of life’s lovelies – cosy cottages and gloriously fragrant lavender. Julie Nyanyo doubles up on delights with her sweet lavender sachets. They’re simple to make and scent-sational! What you need: Cream felted wool or wool felt Scraps of small-scale print fabric 14cm (51/2in) narrow ribbon Stranded embroidery cottons Embroidery needle Dried lavender Sewing machine […]

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FREE Softie Pattern: Make these Adorable Koalas!

Delilah Iris has created this adorable koala softie pattern, and we’re passing it on to you for FREE! Who doesn’t want a tiny, felty koala to call their own? This softie pattern is complete in 8 simple steps! Koala Softie Pattern You will need: White and coloured wool felt plus a scrap of black Pair of small […]

Crochet Coasters

Crochet Coasters: A Quick Stitch Project Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle

Use your crochet skills to turn something as ordinary as a coaster into a work of art! Designed by Anette Wetzel-Grolle, these crochet coasters are an intermediate skill-level quick stitch. Photos by Anette Wetzel-Grolle. What you need: 8 ply (DK) cotton yarn in light grey, medium grey, peach, light orange, light yellow and light beige; 4.50mm […]

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Got spare time? Quick Stitch! Aaaah, Tissue Box!

Banish boring cardboard tissue boxes from your world with Michelle Hickson’s pretty patchwork cover. This is a great project for using up leftover pre-cut strips. For an even faster finish, omit the patchwork and lining and just use one pretty quilted fabric for the whole cover. What you’ll need to create this tissue box: * […]

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 […]