Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 8

Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 8

I’m sure I’ve picked a favourite block before but I’m changing my mind: THIS is my favourite block! This is number 8 in my Cross Stitch Rainbow Block series and I love it! Most of the blocks have been based directly on traditional quilt blocks but this block came from my imagination. I started playing […]

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Sewing: Kids Medical Sack

Tutorial Sew a Simple Kids Medical Bag

  I’ve always felt pretty fortunate that our kids don’t have any serious medical issues. We have friends who have kids with diabetes, life-threatening food allergies, coeliac disease and more, and I see the amazing parent’s that step up to deal with these illnesses each and every day. I see parents who have to change […]

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Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 7

Cross Stitch Rainbow Block 7 Free Chart

Somewhere over the rainbow… your dreams are waiting to be found… Gold at the end of the rainbow… those good things are out there… Rainbow after the rain… no matter what hard stuff we go through, there’s a “rainbow” waiting at the end for us… The concepts associated with rainbows make me smile almost as […]

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Everyday Baby Quilt Tutorial

Everyday Baby Quilt Tutorial

A couple of years back I made two quilts for two beautiful babies. Their Mums are two of my best friends so quilts were the perfect baby gift. I wanted simple but not too simple and I had found two great sets of fabric to use for them. One was super pretty in pinks and […]

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Cross Stitch: Rainbow Block 1

rainbow cross stitch block 1

I pulled out some cross stitch projects recently and remembered how much I LOVE it! I find it very relaxing to stitch those precise little crosses and end up with a picture. My brain started ticking… Cross stitch… quilt along… St Patrick’s Day… rainbows… yes, my brain jumps here and there! But I put all […]

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How to Baste a Quilt

Tutorial: How to Spray Baste a Quilt

You’ve finished piecing a beautiful quilt top and now it is time to make it into a beautiful finished quilt. The next step is to baste the layers together ready to quilt it. The quilting is just sewing through all three layers – the quilt top, the wadding in the middle to make it fluffy […]

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ModernQAL: Parisian Star Block

parisian star block modernqal

Time for another Modern QAL block and this month it is my turn to share the tutorial. I’ve chosen Parisian Star because I love star blocks and this one has the perfect place to feature my favourite fabric. You might remember that I liked that about the Spool block, too, a few months back. You […]

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Rainbow Stripe Crochet Blanket

rainbow stripe crochet blanket

My very talented friend Miss P was making this gorgeous rainbow blanket when I was at Creative Craft Retreat last year. She is the fastest crocheter I have ever met and doesn’t even need to look at she crochets. We have shared many a craft morning where I am amazed at how much she gets […]

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Beaded Angel Tutorial

heart beaded angel tutorial

  Want a super quick Christmas ornament for the tree or a special gift? This beaded angel is perfect! It uses only a handful of beads but looks so pretty. The key is the large glass heart bead that is turned upside down for the odd of the angel. I’m already imagining a second lovely […]

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