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Monthly Archives: November 2017

4 Seasons Mug Cozies

The only thing that feels better than holding a hot drink in your hands on a cold day is holding a hot drink wrapped in fabric. The paper drink sleeves are good, but when you start using a fabric sleeve, you’ll never go back. This project gives you one sleeve for every season and they […]

Purse Pop! Round Bag

Hello fellow crafters! I’m happy to share with you the instructions for the adorable Purse Pop! My love and passion for colours, fabrics, positive energy, and beauty allows me to transform functional everyday items into pieces of art that make our days brighter and happier. Let’s sew! With love, Olesya. Read more in our Issue […]

Purple Coneflowers Banner

I LOVE batik fabrics and have been collecting them for a long time. I also love coneflowers both in my garden and as a design element, so I decided to join these two loves together into a wall hanging. This quilt features easy piecing and fusible appliqué so it would be suitable for an experienced […]

LOVE! In Fall Appliqué Button Art

My goal is to get young adults and children into our sewing rooms! My hope is that by using buttons and simple techniques, these future fibre artists and quilters will find success and be inspired to continue sewing. The combination of free motion quilting on the flowers, appliqué on the letters and button embellishments, makes […]

Heart 2 Heart Mandalas

In this project, I’ll show you two of the techniques listed above; the stand-alone FMQ design or embroidery and the Raw Edge Appliqué with FMQ design. This project can be done on a domestic sewing machine. All you would need is a FMQ foot and to lower the feed dogs. It can also be done […]

Fall Welcome Wreath Banner

The inspiration for this project came from Anita Goodesign. When we received the Wreaths for All Seasons designs in January I had great plans to make a banner for every month to hang on the front door. Needless to say, this was very ambitious and time got the better of me! It’s now August and […]

Blooming Tea Pot Cozy

Tea pot cozy patterns have been around for many years and most recently there’s been a resurgence in the interest in tea pot cozy patterns. The idea was more on who could make the most whimsical tea pot cozy sort of won the prize, in a manner of speaking. Quite by instinct, here’s my version […]

Birds of Paradise Quilt

A mixture of Northcott’s basic collections including Toscana, Stonehenge Gradations Brights and Artisan Spirit Shimmer. Joining the blocks into rows transforms this ordinary block in a garden bursting with colour to brighten up any day. This quilt is also a great opportunity to try out a new quilting design and because the quilt is made […]