With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to think about your festive dining table! You can get lots of lovely paper napkins with beautiful seasonal designs, but I think a hand made napkin adds an extra special touch! They are quite easy to make and you will need the following (this will make four… Continue reading How To Make….Table Napkins!
Christmas trees are starting to go up and everyone has their own preference for colour and style. There are so many decorations out there it can be difficult to choose – and you may not find what you are looking for so why not try making your own? This blog will show you three easy-to-make… Continue reading 3 Quick & Easy Christmas Decorations
This is it – the final part of Making A Quilt! This is (to me) always the fiddliest bit and I like to take my time to make sure I get it right. It’s the finishing touch to most quilts – adding your binding. I’ve had some help from Miranda at the Eastbourne store with… Continue reading Making A Quilt – Part 3
It’s coming up to that time of year again – half term and Halloween! I’m a big fan of Halloween and think it’s a great way to be creative (as well as stock up on chocolate)! I’ve compiled a list of fun Halloween projects – some for grown ups and some for kids (a great… Continue reading 10 Fun Halloween Projects
This month we are proud to be supporting Breast Cancer Care, a fantastic charity who are committed to providing care, information and support to people affected by breast cancer. Biopsies, surgery and radiation treatments can all cause pain and discomfort, making it difficult to find a comfortable position. My mother in law has recently been… Continue reading Supporting Breast Cancer Care This October
This blog post follows on from Part 1, which covered making the central design for a disappearing nine patch quilt top. Part 2 will cover stitching all the pieces together, adding borders and layering. For these steps you will need: 30cm fabric for the inner border (ideally at least 114cm wide) 70cm fabric for the outer border (again,… Continue reading Making A Quilt – Part 2
Tie-dyeing is a simple way to create a unique, colourful effect on fabric and is also a great introduction to understanding the basics of home dyeing. The first thing to remember when it comes to hand or machine dyeing is natural fabrics only! Cotton, linen and viscose will dye to the full shade, polyester/cotton and polyester/viscose… Continue reading Tie-Dyeing Basics