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PONY Certain Stitch Needles

  I was sent some needles from Pony Europe to try out and I thought I would share my thoughts with you. They are called Certain Stitch and I have to say they’re pretty nifty! There is a coloured band near the point of the needle which works as a marker for your stitch length…… Continue reading PONY Certain Stitch Needles

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Rose Lane Fabric – Meadowland Quilt

Beverly McCollough of Flamingo Toes has a beautiful new fabric collection called Rose Lane. Looking at the fabrics it is like being transported into a rose garden, with its sweet florals, daisy stems, decorative paths and cute little cats perfect for fussy cutting. I knew I wanted to make something that would create an impact…… Continue reading Rose Lane Fabric – Meadowland Quilt

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How I got on with fusible batting

My short answer, never ever, ever again! Let me explain…warning, it’s a long one. You might want to grab a cuppa! I have talked on here before about my fear of quilting. Like a lot of quilters I relish the thrill of a new project, the pulling of crisp new fabrics and sewing together what…… Continue reading How I got on with fusible batting

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Cracking the WIP!

There was a time when I was really good at starting a project and seeing it through to the finish, that was before I discovered Instagram and Pinterest. Imagine that… a life before Instagram! Then things started to change, I was surrounded by inspiration and a constant flurry of Sew-Alongs and Quilt-Alongs that just looked…… Continue reading Cracking the WIP!

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Rainy Days Sewing Book Tour: Sidewalk Quilt and Spotlight Pillow

Today is my stop on the Rainy Days Sewing Book Tour! I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book since I first saw it on pre-order back in February 2017, and let me tell you it is certainly worth the wait! Every single project in there I want to make that narrowing it…… Continue reading Rainy Days Sewing Book Tour: Sidewalk Quilt and Spotlight Pillow

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Lets Catch Up!

I’m sorry I’ve been absent from the blog recently. With the Easter holidays  and Mabel being off the last 3 weeks from Pre-school it inevitably lead to me falling behind on things like the blog! It doesn’t mean that I haven’t been sewing though. So I thought I’d do a quick catch up post with…… Continue reading Lets Catch Up!

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How do you quilt yours?

In my last post I shared with you my recent finished quilt top. The problem I now face and in fact I face every time I finish a quilt is “How on earth do I quilt it!?” I love making quilts, of course I do, I wouldn’t make them otherwise. The whole process of falling…… Continue reading How do you quilt yours?