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Getting Cosy with Leanne Milsom and Vicki Collumbine

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors! Leanne Milsom Blog: www.lizzie-the-quilter.blogspot.com “My sewing machine is like my best friend – we spend a lot of time together.” My style is… “I’d say it’s modern, easy and fun. I love my garden, so I love to stitch flowers and anything with a garden theme.” Make this […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Wild Fabrics

Time to go wild! Let these fabrics transport you to the African plains and a tropical jungle, with fluorescent colours and friendly animal prints. Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Sevenberry for Robert Kaufman Fabrics ‘Island Paradise’ RK412912 (Maize colourway). Distributed by Two Green Zebras. Liberty Fabrics ‘Contemporary Classic’ Queue for the […]

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Designer Edge: Sarah Burford

“Nostalgia is very important to some people, and the references to Silver Screen sirens tap into that world of old-fashioned magic.” The Golden Years of Hollywood have a chance to glitter again, not in celluloid but in fabric. And the award goes to … Sarah Burford, who has created a red-carpet line-up of starlet-style dolls. […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Seaside Fabrics

Craving sunset walks along the shoreline? The sight of tumbling waves and distant sail boats? Well, dip your toes into these refreshing ocean-inspired designs. Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Northcott ‘Shore Thing’ 22070-42, designed by Lynnea Washburn. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. Riley Blake Designs ‘Pirate’s Life’ Seas the Day C7355-BLUE, designed […]

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Special Feature: The Needlepoint Beginner with Renee Frank

Renee Frank helps aspiring needlepointers get started on their first project. Preparing the First Stitch: Examine your canvas and select an area with a large expanse of one color to start with. This will help you practise getting into the stitching flow. TIP: Start with darker colors and finish with the lightest colors. Your hands constantly […]

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Road Test: The Clammy 6in by Latifah Saafir Studios

Driven by Michelle Marvig I started making patchwork quilts 27 years ago. Fabrics, quilt designs, tools and expectations have changed so much since I first picked up a rotary cutter. I now find that I teach beginners techniques and quilts that I once thought of as advanced, as the tools available today make construction easier. […]

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Welcome to Bonnie Christine’s Workroom

Creative dreams really can come true if you have the will, skill and initiative. Just look what happened to fabric designer BONNIE CHRISTINE, who is now an international name working out of an idyllic home studio. By Susan Hurley There are thousands and thousands of eager artistic/inventive types out there, keen as mustard and capable […]

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Getting Cosy with Jemima Flendt and Shannan Grierson

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Jemima Flendt TIED WITH A RIBBON Website: www.tiedwitharibbon.com “Being able to quilt and sew all day as my ‘work’ is a dream.” MY STYLE IS: “Modern, with bright colours and textures of different fabrics, like linens and lawns. I love embellishing quilts by adding features such […]

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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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Road Test: OdiCoat® Waterproof Glue Gel by Odif®

Driven by Michelle Marvig Today we expect many of our objects to multi-task. For instance, our phones not only make calls but take photos, navigate, email and are even alarm clocks. Some of these features require us to download and use an app to facilitate the function. I think of Odicoat® as an app for […]