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Clover Bias Binding Ruler

I have to be honest I am super lazy when it comes to making my own binding! My first choice is to buy pre-made, always, even for quilts! Perhaps not the most cost effective and certainly very limiting with regards to fabric choices, but by the time it comes to the binding stage of a…… Continue reading Clover Bias Binding Ruler

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Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

I was recently sent some embroidery hoops from Groves Ltd by Milward and as soon as I saw the mini pink one I just knew it would be perfect to show off some of my new Heather Ross Trixie fabric. I mean how could I not, it is very cute! I thought it would be…… Continue reading Fabric Display Hoop Tutorial -How to back your embroidery hoop with felt

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Easy Christmas Cutlery Holder

Dress your Christmas table in style with these super easy cutlery holders. I don’t know about you but each year I have every intention of making a wonderful display for our Christmas table. If you think about it, it really is the one occasion when you can go all out. There are table runners, placemats,…… Continue reading Easy Christmas Cutlery Holder

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My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

With the Stitch and Sew SAL just around the corner I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite embroidery supplies. As with anything it makes it a lot easier to learn and to practice if you have the right supplies. Fabric My favourite fabric for embroidery is linen, in particular Essex linen by…… Continue reading My Favourite Embroidery Supplies

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Tutorial – How to shorten a closed end zip

You have your pattern that your eager to start making but the only zip you have is too big. No problem! In this quick and easy tutorial I’ll show you  how to shorten any size closed end zip so it fits the project you need. What you’ll need: Zip Ruler Scissors or rotary cutter Needle and thread…… Continue reading Tutorial – How to shorten a closed end zip