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Getting to know Nerida Hansen

Recently you launched the May Gibbs collection. How did that come about? The licensors for May Gibbs contacted me early in 2019 and asked if I would be interested in licensing her art. Of course I was absolutely honoured and jumped at the chance. I was so excited to work with the fabulous young textile […]

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Know Your Product: Hand Sewing Needles

There are a large variety of needle types, and quilters tend to use mostly straws, milliners, sharps and betweens. It is widely agreed that the best needles for hand sewing and quilting are between needles and sharps are best for appliqué. The larger the size number, the smaller the needle. As a beginner it is recommended […]

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Quilting Tools with Anita Ellis!

These are a few of my favourite things … or in other words, quilting tools I use every day and wouldn’t be without. There are myriad gadgets and must-haves that the manufacturers of quilting notions insist you cannot do without. You could really spend up big, or you can spend smart and buy the things […]

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Make your own Bunny Pouch Necklace with Trixi Symonds

Thinking about what mums could make with their kids this Easter I came up with this super easy to sew bunny pouch necklace. Little girls seem to love bags and pouches as well as necklaces so I guess that a bunny pouch that could be worn as a necklace seemed like the perfect combination…and it […]

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The spectacular work of Lily Adelaide Upton

Lily Adelaide Upton’s work is a contemporary celebration of Aussie natives. Drawing on her diverse surroundings, she captures the essence of Australia’s spectacular flora and fauna in rich embroidery. While riding her bike to work, she spots rainbow lorikeets, honeyeaters, rosellas, galahs, corellas and many eucalyptus varieties, which fill her head with lots of creative […]

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Monica Poole’s Top 10 Bag Making Tips!

Why do we love to make handbags so much? Well, a handbag doesn’t have to fit anyone, they are the perfect personalised gift, they’re quick to make and a great way to build on your sewing skills. In a world of mass production, a handmade bag is a great way to express your own creativity […]

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Getting to know Tone Finnanger

When it was time to start organising the 2020 Homespun block, we invited well-known Tilda owner and designer, Tone Finnanger, to design it using one of her newly released fabric lines  Featuring her whimsical and romantic style, Tone set about designing the BOM to be released over six issues of the magazine. In the next […]

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Setting up your sewing workspace with Anita Ellis

We have all coveted the beautiful places that people create for their sewing adventures. I can swoon over these just as much as the next quilter. But we all know this is not necessarily realistic. For one, we all create differently. I am a messy thing whose focus remains totally on the task in hand, […]

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Know Your Product: Sewing Furnitures

Many of us don’t have the appropriate storage for all of our sewing accessories, nor — and even more importantly — a dedicated workspace for sewing. Do you sew at the kitchen or dining table, setting up and packing down around family meals? Not only is it frustrating, it can be unmotivating! But if you […]

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Designer Stitch & Quilt: Adjustable Multi-Purpose Creative Station

The Designer Stitch & Quilt Creative Station is distributed by Baby Lock Australia. Baby Lock is famous for inventing the first domestic overlocker in 1967. Since then the initial design has evolved, with amazing new technology being added, such as air threading and coverstitch. Embellishing and Sashiko machines have also been added to the range […]