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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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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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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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Getting Cosy with Designers – Fiona Tully and Simone Gooding

Be inspired by our truly amazing designers and contributors. Simone Gooding MAY BLOSSOM Website: simonegoodingdesign.com.au “Everyone can use a little cuteness in their life!” MY STYLE IS:  “My designs come from the natural world – woodlands, trees, streams and gardens and all the creatures you just might find there if you look hard enough and sit […]

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Selvedge with designer Carol Arnott

CAROL ARNOTT Carol Arnott’s work is all about capturing the essence of idyllic, seaside neighbourhoods (and the odd craggy fisherman!) in fabric and thread. As a testament to her talents, you can almost feel the sea breeze and taste the salty air while viewing her textile harbourscapes and felt hoops. From quaint cottages on one […]

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In the Studio with Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Growing up on a farm in Minnesota, everyone in Victoria’s family sewed; her mother was a seamstress, her father had an upholstery business and her grandmother, Elda Wolfe, was a quilter. “My three-dimensional skills were pretty good from a young age. No one used patterns, so I would watch my parents and learn to make […]

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Getting Cosy with designers Samantha Green and Jennifer Reynolds

Be inspired by our truly amazing contributors and quilting prowess.   JENNIFER REYNOLDS Jenny of Elefantz Website: www.elefantz.com “When I stand back and look at what I do, the thing that draws it all together is the challenge of taking something ‘normal’ and making it a little fairytale-ish.”   MY STYLE IS: “Still evolving. But […]

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Pattern & Palette Play – Xmas Woods Fabrics

We’re dreaming of a wild Christmas in July with frosty woodlands yuletide fabrics to lure you into the spirit of the stitching occasion.  Patterns compiled by Janai Velez Top L – R Clockwise: 1. Northcott ‘Spruce Mountain’ 22227-11, designed by Deborah Edwards Northcott Studio. Distributed by Lloyd Curzon Textiles. 2. Art Gallery Fabrics ‘Blithe’ Dear Deer […]

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Getting Cosy with Designers – Cori Blunt and Lynette Anderson

Be inspired by the magical designs of our truly amazing contributors. CORI BLUNT, CHITTER CHATTER DESIGNS Website: www.chitterchatterdesigns.com “Who knows where life will take me, but I will tell you this … I’ll have a piece of fabric and needle and thread in tow!” MY DESIGN STYLE IS: “Light-hearted and whimsical, with a bit of […]