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Road Test: Pick & Mix Template

  Have I ever mentioned that I love my job? I adore taking a new product and trying it out. I have been doing this for a while now, and have often found it was the simplest-looking items that impressed the most. I love to piece and a multi-function tool is great value. Claire Turpin […]

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Know Your Product: Cutting Edge Cutting Mats

Cutting mats have two main jobs: protecting your table surface and increasing your cutter’s lifespan. They are also used to measure and accurately cut fabrics. A closer look at cutting mats reveals a number of important things. When I began quilting back in the early ‘80s, rotary cutters, mats and rulers were not around. Good […]

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Road Test: Bernina Q24

Driven by Michelle Marvig Buying a sewing machine today is not a simple task. There are so many features, functions and accessories. If you want to quilt big and can accommodate a long arm machine, there are many on the market. Recently my husband purchased a Bernina Q24. Yes ladies, he does quilt! So what […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Star Fabrics

Shoot for the stars with your next project and choose these heavenly fabric offerings – stellar designs in twinkling silvers, golds and blues. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Wild & Free’ Midnight Roof WFR-146, designed by Maureen Cracknell. Distributed by Craft Project – Charles Parsons. RJR Fabrics ‘Holiday Accents […]

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Road Test by Michelle Marvig: Cork Fabric

Driven by Michelle Marvig It is amazing how many things change in the patchwork industry! When I started there were fewer fabric companies, less choice of fabric, smaller machines, no internet. Today we are spoilt for choice, with more fabric than any shop can stock, tools and notions to make our lives easier, and inspiration […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Barbara Reinfeld and Amanda Fletcher

Be inspired by out truly amazing contributors! Barbara Reinfeld – Studio Stitches Website: www.studiostitches.com.au “I usually work on tapestry frame, which means I can rest the frame on the arms of my chair and stitch with two hands, one on top and the other underneath the frame, which makes for speedy stitching.” SUCH A PERFECT […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Black and White Fabrics!

Think Aubrey Beardsley art and Cecil Beaton’s Ascot scene from My Fair Lady. Proof that high-style black and white simply can’t be beaten. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Lagom’ Etern Soot LAM-44286, designed by AGF Studio. Distributed by Melbourne Fabric. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Here Comes the Fun’ Sprayed Doodles […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Autumn Fabrics

Welcome the coming weeks of autumn with the best the season has to offer – crunchy leaves underfoot, cool breezes, light layers and bolts of golden-coloured fabric! You’ll fall for them. Compiled by Janai Velez Top to Bottom, L-R: Northcott ‘Stonehenge Maplewood’ 22019-36 (Scarlet colourway), designed by Helene Knott. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. (To be released […]

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Welcome to my Workroom: Missy Luukkonen

The message from MISSY LUUKKONEN is enjoy life and creativity. The mood of her studio is happiness and vitality. Her colour choices are vivid and uplifting. Come step over her threshold and soak up her sense of positivity. By Susan Hurley “It’s bright and happy! I am all about rainbows and sunshine.” This is the […]

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Pattern and Palette Play: Picnic-themed Fabrics

Time for a relaxed alfresco lunch and some sewing in the Spring sunshine. In keeping with the spirit of the occasion, how about stitching with picnic-theme fabrics? Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: Penny Rose Fabrics ‘Sunnyside Ave’ Main C7100-RED, designed by Amy Smart. Distributed by Millhouse Collections. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Fiesta […]