Sets of 7: Rainbow Cross Stitch

Sets of 7 Rainbow Blocks

I’m kicking off this new series of posts today called “Sets of 7″. These are prompted by all the new visitors that have dropped by lately and got me thinking. These will all be sets of seven great posts from The Crafty Mummy Archives that you may not have seen before if you’ve only been […]

Four for Friday: Sewing for Kids

four for friday sewing for kids

Friday again?! Where did the week go? Have you had a crafty week? This week I’ve collected some sewing projects that you can create for kids. Whether as gifts for friends or grandchildren, or for your own kids, these are useful projects that can be personalised with their favourite fabric. Elastic Book Strap This book […]

Quilt Binding Tip

Quilt Binding Tip

When it comes time to add your binding to your quilt, it can be a juggle to hold the roll of binding, feed the quilt through the sewing machine and keep the weight of the quilt lifted so that it doesn’t cause problems in the stitching. I sometimes feel like I need an extra hand […]

Quilt Binding: Turning Corners

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I quite enjoy adding the binding to a quilt. I think it is because at this point I know the quilt is almost finished and I’m going to get to enjoy the end results very soon! But a tricky part of adding quilt binding is turning corners and creating neat corners. I know some people […]

Four for Friday: Sewing for Crafters

Four for Friday Sewing for Crafters

Time for another Four for Friday collection! This time I’ve collected some sewing projects that are perfect to make as gifts for crafters. Serger Mat with Bag Sew a mat to sit your serger or overlocker on with a built in bag to catch the scraps as you sew. Needle Case Tutorial This cute little […]

Fat Quarter Fizz Quilt

Angry Birds Star Wars Quilt done

I’m so excited to finally share my Angry Birds Star Wars quilt! This is made using the newest pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop, called the Fat Quarter Fizz Quilt. It is made with a pack of fat quarters – you kinda guessed that, didn’t you? – and I chose to go with the Angry Birds […]

Rainbow Mini Quilt Tutorial

Rainbow Mini Quilt Tutorial:

Mini Quilts. Cute. Small. Quick to make. Great for making a single block rather than a whole quilt top. We decided – the Team at And Sew We Craft, that is – that we’d have a 12 months of Mini Quilts, sharing the designing and creating around the group. My quilt is based on one […]

Zippered Money Bag Tutorial

Zippered Money Bag Tutorial

When you run a small business or sell handmade items at markets, you always need to have a float, the money you start the day with so you can give change to your customers. It is the same for our local school office and Tuckshop. I spend a bit of time in the Tuckshop and […]

Four for Friday: Quilts

four for friday quilts

I’m in a quilting mood lately. I have ideas swimming in my head and a couple of projects on the go. It has made me keen to dig out some of my unfinished quilt tops and get them ready to quilt! So I thought for today’s Four for Friday I thought I’d share some of […]