A few pictures from the workshop on Saturday
Monday, 4 July 2022
Thursday, 30 June 2022
Saturday 2nd July a workshop for playing with scraps.... Although this workshop was almost fully booked, some people have had to cancel so I have 3 places, should you be interested.
You must have quite a lot of small pieces of fabrics collected from your stitching fun so this should be a good starting point.
Booking is essential and the cost is £30.00
Mile-A-Minute & Crumbs Workshop.
An assortment of scraps… anything larger than 1” is great, bring them all!
Longer fabric strips… 1” and wider, they’re perfect, even if they are wonky.
Thread... spools with ‘left over’ thread on them, we can use all colours.
Bring bobbins of ‘no longer needed’ coloured thread, let’s empty them!
Basic sewing kit including good scissors and pins
Rotary cutter, rulers & mat. 6 ½” square or 9 ½” or 12 ½” square ruler… all are useful
6” x 12” rectangle ruler will be very useful.
Please remember to bring your Sewing Machine, cable/foot, tools & manual with you.
Bring Glasses if you need to wear them.
And, of course, your packed lunch (cafes, sandwich shops and bakery close by)
Any questions, just ask.
Saturday, 25 June 2022
Sometimes we might want, or need, to gift quilts with a tight timeframe. Using pre-printed panels can help BUT lots of them are too narrow for how long they are... for example, 60cm wide but 1.15 metres long... a bit too skinny?
Keeping it simple for time, we don't always know quite how to correct that, not that it's wrong! This is an idea used by quite a few folk recently.
We chopped off one row of the blocks, trimmed them up and used those blocks as corner stones with fabulous border fabrics. It works really well.
Needles to say, I so much enjoyed playing with the scraps that I started YET ANOTHER quilt project!!! for goodness sakes, this addiction is out of control... whoooop whoooop!!!
On the subject of pre-printed panels, I've been doodling further options... this one though, calls for more time.... not a lick-etty-split project at all.
Wednesday, 22 June 2022
Just a little catch up for you. I'm back in the 'forgot to take pictures' mode.
To be fair, I blame my lovely customers...
I always ask them not to pack up until I have taken a photo or two and they all declare that they are happy with that... it's a problem we all have, we start nattering and it all goes out of the window, ha! What a lovely problem to have.
It's a Checkley Sunday Sewday this weekend. (26th June) I hope you have booked a place if you plan to be joining us. Pam's baking her absolutely delicious Lemon Drizzle again!!!
Friday, 17 June 2022
This is just a bit of forward planning really.
Self employment makes it tricky to take breaks, but they are needed
So, for your planning calendar...
My shop will be closed on
Friday 8th July
Saturday 9th July
Monday 11th July
My shop will be closed on
Monday 29th August, it's a Bank Holiday.
My shop will be closed for the week
Monday 10th October, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th & 15th
Re-opening on Monday 17th October
Then the next closure will only be in December
Sewing Prevention Season Holidays, whoop whoop!
I will let you know if anything changes of course.
Saturday, 11 June 2022
I know we have the start of a heatwave happening from today, that's what reminded me to post about Christmas project preparations!!! I tell you, my efforts to please with customer service are just wonderful, ha!
There's a pattern on the Moda Bakeshop, do you ever go looking there? So many lovely projects that you can choose from for your pre-cut packs. Obviously, they don't have to me made with Moda fabrics alone.
Never mind I made it now.... here you go...
This lovely wall hanging is hanging in my shop right now.
There is a plan to put on a workshop or two to make this if you would prefer to do that. Details will be up soon, I hope.
Friday, 10 June 2022
Rose is thoroughly enjoying playing with her Arty-Farty-Please-My-Very-Own-Self projects. Yes, just in case you are wondering? That is a real method! Basically there will be one little wall hanging quilt for each season. They are still works in progress so we can watch them evolve.
Sue has chosen to do a few simple quilting lines on this table runner. That is enough to stabilize everything so she has been able to get her binding stitched on. After the hand stitching, Sue will go back to do more quilting, there might even be a bit of Big Stich hand quilting, one never knows with Sue.
This splendid quilt was made by Jean Bean. She had a picture of a quilt to inspire her but no pattern so we had to figure it out. It's amazing what you can do with piece of paper, a ruler and a pencil... this is proof! The brief was 'No Tiny Bits'! there are lots of big bits here so that worked well. A stunning gifting quilt. There's no binding, did you notice? Jean has faced this quilt... that was a learning curve well worth conquering!!! Toot toot toot Beano, a Fabulous and Finish, just in the nick of time! toot toot toot. Happy New Quilt Andrew!!!