Tip: Storing rulers

Nannys tips ruler storageWith quilting comes lots of wonderful tools, such as acrylic rulers. They come in all sizes and once you get more than two or three, storing them so they are ready to grab can be a challenge. My sewing room is also my dining room, … Read More ...

Quilts and textile art at AQC 2015

Yvonne Chapman ‘True Blue Mates’ from the True Blue Exhibition

Yvonne Chapman ‘True Blue Mates’ from the True Blue Exhibition

Quilters and quilt admirers, there’s an event coming to Melbourne next week you don’t want to miss. It’s the 11th annual Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) Expo and Quilt Show, running Thursday April 16th through Sunday … Read More ...

Tutorial: Spring candys mug rug

Origami Pinwheel mug rug tutorialLeena of Creative Instincts welcomes Spring making several mug rugs. Inspired by origami paper folding, she starts her project with three types of charm squares – bright prints, color solids and neutrals. Next, she  sews them into HSTs (half-square triangles), and finishes with folding and more … Read More ...

Ring-a-Roses EPP pattern

Ring a Roses EPP PatternFlorence of Flossy Teacakes made this stunning 17 1/4 x 17 1/4 inch quilt, then framed it as wall decor. She fussy-cut the floral fabrics and joined them to solids via EPP (English paper piecing). The resulting design reminds me of kaleidoscopes. She explains to those interested … Read More ...