Tuesday 31 August 2010

Frosty Flakes

The talented Dawn Hay has a cute mini quilt called Frosty Flakes using mini hexagons. She is putting up instructions weekly. At the moment she has four blocks up. Jump over to grab them and get started.

Penny has a great hexagon sewing caddy tutorial she is sharing with everybody. Quick jump over and take a look. What a fantastic project for those of us who enjoy some hand sewing.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Sewing drawstring bag

Penny has made a great tutorial for a nifty little sewing drawstring bag. Take a look at this terrific idea.

Saturday 21 August 2010

String Block Quilts

I know these have been going around for a while now but I still love the look of them and plan on making one some day. Maybe sooner rather than later. Anyway, there are a few tutorials around blogland showing us how to.

Quiltville - gotta love Bonnie Hunter the queen of scrappy quilts

P.S. I Quilt

Happy Things
- slightly different to the others

The Sometimes Crafter

Thursday 19 August 2010

Pinwheels using a charm pack

There are some fantastic video clips on this website showing lots of great quilt blocks. I love the use of pre-cuts to make a quilt so much easier and quicker.

Using "Turnovers" to make a lap quilt

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Puppet Scarf

How cute is this puppet scarf...really cute I think....I don't know how many times I say I have to learn to crochet more than a granny square...one day I will take the time and do it...but for all you clever people that can crochet here is a cute one to make for the kids.

Monday 16 August 2010

Miniature Applique Quilt

Womans Day site have a free applique quilt that would look great on any girls wall...big girl or small girls...very fresh looking with flowers, birds and butterflies.

Circle blocks without needle turn & applique

Kerry from VeryKerryBerry is sharing a great tutorial to make circle quilt blocks without needle turn or applique....I really like this idea of making a quilt with these blocks as I am not into needle turn and applique these days. Kerry also has some other tutorials on her side bar to have a look at too.

Sunday 15 August 2010

Printable Thread Card Bobbins

Wild Olive is sharing some cute printable thread bobbins for the stitching enthusiast.....how cute would all your embroidery threads look wrapped around these!!

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Flower Power Sewing Accessories

How exciting......Today you can grab my Flower Power sewing accessories that I put together for the Homespun website. Flower Power is a cute set that I put together for my favourite magazine Homespun and their website bonus projects. Jump across and grab the instructions. A desktop pinchushion, a needlecase and a wrist pincushion. For full templates you will need to purchase the magazine even though the instructions to draw the majority of the templates are on the website.

Sunday 8 August 2010

Cathedral Windows

I saw these cathedral windows over at Penny's blog and loved them. Penny used Tammy's simple way to make Cathedral Windows . Which seem quicker the way she sews most of it with the sewing machine. I like this idea.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Groovy Baby and Funky Buttons Quilt

Alamosa Quilter has a cute freebie quilt pattern up on her blog to share. This would be a great pattern for a beginner quilter with nine patches and simple applique shapes....or for the quilter like me who like simple and quick things to get done easily.

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Camera or Ipod Pouch

Tracy from Thimbelina has a tutorial to make a pouch for you camera or Ipod. Looks like a nice one to whip up easily enough.


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