Thursday, 18 August 2011

Pencil cases

Children's projects

Esther made a pair of gingham pants
for her little sister Tish.

 Sewing is fun! Eliza stitching the
final row on her Raggedy Quilt.

Jai and James making the pattern for their Minecraft inspired stuffed Creepers. (I had to ask to see a picture so I knew what they were talking about.)

Chenille cushions in the making

 Gorgeous japanese print and fresh pinks and aquas.

Cushion 2

Take some ugly fabric, layer it with lots of ugly fabric and see what happens when it gets stitched and slashed.

Can't wait to see this one finished.

Sewing Revolution Quilt

The project started as a 4 block Christmas Wallhanging, but Marg chose fresh colours and 9 blocks and made it into a quilt. It was very much a learning quilt and it looks great. Instead of buttons in the centre of the blocks, Marg has used suffolk puffs which finishes them off nicely.

Sewing Studio has walls...

They have nearly finished sanding the plaster board, so guess what we are doing this weekend? Painting it all!

The cupboards are white and pink.

This is a teenwy weeny picture of the fabric I found for the curtains. Can't wait for it to arrive, unfortunately that won't be until next month.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Finally some photos from recent classes

These placemats were made using the Sewing Revolution rulers.
The centres are removeable for washing or changing the decor.

Hannah, Chloe and Rebecca have only started classes this year. They are powering through the projects.
They've done a great job on their reversible aprons.

Jai and Jack playing with the lettering on the MC6600P after they finished their vests.

Gillian LOVES owls.. hence her overlocker cushion features owls. Cute.

Esther's quilt.
Esther started making a shaggy quilt in class, but finished it at home. It looks very cosy and she is very proud of her efforts.
Esther is nearly 11.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Sewing Studio has begun to take shape ...

 Mark has started work on my soon to be beautiful sewing studio.
As you can see anything will be an improvement on the existing shed.

 The electrician has been, the ceiling has been installed ... more to happen soon

Create A Tilt Cushions

Naomi and Marg made these gorgeous cushions using the Create a Tilt ruler.
The ruler makes the task easy and it's quite an enjoyable block to make.
Simply repeating the block, or alternating the angle would make an eyecatching quilt.

We will be making a quilt (pictured in Machine Embroidery magazine vol 18/1 page 41) using the same ruler but a different technique on Wednesday August 24

For more ideas on this and other rulers check out

Applique Flowers

Marg is making this sunny appliqued quilt for her niece.
The shaggy stitch used on the edges is perfet for flowers and leaves.

Jack and Jill Quilt Kits

Great value single bed quilt kits... one for girls and one for boys!

Finished size 53" x 73" (135cm x 185cm)

100% cotton fabric totalling 7.6m of fabric

Includes backing fabric

Pattern instructions included

Ideal for beginners


I will be ordering these kits for you on Monday August 22 so place your order NOW.
Orders must be prepaid - contact me for details Ph 5541 1752 or email