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Getting Cosy with designers Michelle Marvig and Val Laird

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers. VAL LAIRD VAL LAIRD DESIGNS Blog: val-laird.blogspot.com.au Instagram: www.instagram.com/vallairddesigns “Because my stitching and designing is just a hobby, I’m free to do as much or as little as I like. Most weeks, the balance leans to the MUCH side of the scale!” MY STYLE IS: “I’ve been an […]

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Welcome to Mandy O’Sullivan’s Workroom

Looks like left looks right for this particular crochet designer! Meet AMANDA O’SULLIVAN, of REDAGAPE,  in her bright and brilliant shed studio. A few country yarns to be had here, along with high style and creativity. By Susan Hurley “My style is clean, bright, colourful and ‘yarny’.” “I feel like the luckiest crafter on the […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Formal Feathers

In this issue, I continue to explore the possibilities of feather quilting. I have previously discussed the hook and open feather — both are a more modern style of quilting feathers on your quilts. Another option in the feather family is the formal feather. This involves backtracking, stitching over the top of the previous stitching […]

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Pattern & Palette Play: Enchanted Garden Fabrics

Welcome to our glorious garden sanctuary – it’s a little bit wild, a little bit rambling and quite magical. No digging, no watering – just blooming abundance. Let us plant the seed of floral fabric ideas. Compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: 1. FreeSpirit ‘Sweet Dreams’ Source Code – Glisten PWAH119.GLIST, designed […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Sarah Fielke and Michelle Ridgway

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors. SARAH FIELKE Website: www.sarahfielke.com “Quilting is my blessing and my curse. I love my quilting job with all my heart, but it’s also just that – a job – and some days I really don’t want to go to work!” MY STYLE IS: “I don’t like to put […]

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Stories in the Seams – Sykes family New Jersey Album Quilt

By Virginia Vis, volunteer curatorial assistant, Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Thomas Sykes Quilt, about 1840, The Daughters of the American Revolution Museum, Permanent Collection (ID — 94.23), 105in wide x 107½in long, various makers, New Jersey. Album quilts could be defined as “fabric scrapbooking”. Blocks are created by and for family and friends […]

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Quilting Advice from Deborah Louie: Top and Tail Feathers

Over the last three issues we have looked at free-motion quilting feathers. Currently I have shown you Open feathers, Formal feathers and Hook feathers — all different and beautiful in their own way. In this issue we are delving into the Top and Tail feather. I hope you have had some fun free-motion quilting along […]

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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 – […]