Star Quilt Finished!

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Ta da! My star quilt is all finished! The star of this quilt – forgive the pun! – is a block called LeMoyne Star so I think of it as my Star Quilt. I was showing pictures on Instagram and Facebook last week of the quilting I was doing on this one, but here is […]

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Sewing & Quilting Month

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The Fat Quarter Shop is celebrating National Sewing and Quilting Month in September and I couldn’t resist getting involved. I mean really who WOULDN’T want to celebrate all things quilting and sewing?! So today I’m answering some questions about my own sewing and quilting and I’m also going to share some of my favourite projects […]

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Review: The Magic Quilt

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Today I have a very special book to share with you. It is one of the nicest kids books I have read in a long time – and I love kids picture books a lot! This book was sent to me by the author, Katie Sokolic – thank you, Katie! What a sweet story. She […]

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Ribbon & Remnants Challenge

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How do you make a challenge into a super challenge? Agree to participate then leave it until the LAST DAY to actually make something!! Arghhhh! What was I thinking??! Sarah Lauren and Fabric Fusion, a fabulous Australian duo, created the ribbons and remnants challenge. I quickly agreed to join in and received a cute bundle of fabric, ribbons […]

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Sets of 7: Quilt Blocks

Sets of 7 Quilt Blocks

Do you quilt? Quilting is one of the crafts I wish I had more time and patience for. I have several quilt tops waiting to be quilted, and several other ideas for quilts still floating around in my head. I know there are lots of quilters who visit The Crafty Mummy but some of you […]

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Sets of 7: Rainbow Cross Stitch

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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 […]

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Four for Friday: Sewing for Kids

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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