Miniature English Paper Piecing

Anna made her mum this cute pencil case using Miniature English Paper Piecing for Mothering Sunday.  Since making the Radiant Stars Quilt Anna is constantly looking for new things to EPP.  These really tiny but very cute 1/2″ hexagons take a while to turn into a ‘thing’ but its such a lovely calming experience ‘slow sewing’ projects like this. Here’s what Anna had to say about the make:  ” I wanted to make my mum something home-made for Mothering Sunday.  She loves art and drawing so I thought I’d make her something bright and cheery to put her pens and …

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Liberty Vintage Pinafore

 Laura has made this gorgeous Liberty Vintage Pinafore using one of the recently launched quilting cottons.  She’s used Lawn A from the new Winterbourne collection.  It’s got a lovely vintage feel and it really showcases the use of a quilting cotton in a garment.    Here’s what Laura had to say about the project.”I have long thought that Liberty’s quilting cotton would also be suited to garment making (though the name of the fabric itself implies just the one end-use).  Specifically, garments that require a little more warmth or garments that benefit from having more structure, like this pinafore. The …

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Beautiful Liberty Cards

Anna JP from the office has been making Beautiful Liberty Cards using our 5″ charm packs.  We are launching charms on the Hochanda TV channel this week.  We were all thinking about how we could showcase the versatile use of Liberty charms and so decided to make gift cards.   You can find a tutorial of how to make these beautiful Liberty cards below. Anna’s written a handy tutorial of how to make these lovely cards. You will need: A Liberty Tana Lawn 5″ charm pack Card, colour of your choice Graph Paper Glue – Pritt Stik or Coccoina Sewing …

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Radiant Stars Liberty Quilt

It’s finally finished – Anna has finished making the Radiant Stars Liberty Quilt this week.  After 15 months of very happy, slow sewing the quilt can be shown in all of its glory. I asked Anna a bit about making this gorgeous quilt.  Here’s what she had to say.  “I’ve throughly enjoyed making this quilt.  Each month we spent a very happy hour choosing the fabrics from new collections, our Alice Caroline Exclusives and Liberty Classics.  Then I would eagerly take the fabric home and get stitching. Each block would take around 2 hours to sew together but I would …

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Strawberry Thief Liberty Shawl

One of the lovely Lewes Sewing Bees has made this gorgeous Strawberry Thief Liberty Shawl.  The outer fabric is a lovely wool fabric and Anne has cleverly lined it with Strawberry Thief  J which makes the fabric really shine, both the wool outer and Liberty lining.  The lovely Louise from the studio is modelling the Shawl beautifully.  Anne Commin, the clever maker of this beautiful shawl, tells us about the project below.   “Three of the Lewes Sewing Bees have made these shawls so far and we all like their relaxed but subtly chic character. The pattern is The Skye …

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Liberty Quilt – Jewel Palace BOM Progress

Lara from the studio is making the Liberty Quilt Jewel Palace Quilt BOM as a little bit of sewing fun.  Each month, she’s sewing the blocks together so that we can show you the beautiful quilt as it unfolds. It’s a month by month English Paper Piecing project that will grow into a beautiful Liberty quilt. I asked Lara if she was enjoying the sew along.  This is what she had to say. “I’m thoroughly enjoying the project and am finding it really therapeutic.  Once my children have gone to bed, out comes my sewing box.  I sit and sew …

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Liberty Nightdress

Dawn from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Nightdress in one of my exclusive Liberty white on white fabrics.  The finished nightdress is so delicate and has some lovely lace detail which compliments the style perfectly. I asked Dawn about making the nightdress.  “I made the version with short sleeves and on the whole it was easy but I did find the sleeves tricky to insert which meant readjusting to help with the fit.  I altered the pattern slightly – shortening by miles and used French seams for the whole sewing project.  I also added some cotton lace around …

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New Liberty Sewing Patterns

Exciting news – we’ve got some New Liberty Sewing Patterns available.  Kathy from the office has made the Bertie Shift Dress using one of the fabrics from the SS20 collection. Kathy has used the new ‘Dreams of Summer C’ fabric from the SS20 From London With Love collection.  The pattern design was originally painted in oils and showcases a magnificent display of high summer flowers.   The SS20 collection is inspired by love stories which began in London, from royalty to artists and poets.   The pattern uses the Bertie Shift Dress. It’s a new Liberty Fabrics dressmaking pattern which draws inspiration from …

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Liberty Pyjamas

Anna JP from the office made these lovely Liberty pyjamas for her two boys as a Christmas gift.  She has used fabrics from the new ‘From London With Love‘ collection. Anna talks about making her Liberty Pyjamas: “This Christmas I wanted to make more presents, and reckoned that kids’ PJs would be a fairly simple but well-appreciated project. I love the fun and colourful fabrics in the From London with Love collection, and it was quite easy to choose the prints I thought my boys would love most.” “For these PJs, I adapted an old basic trouser shape from my …

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Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion

Sarah from the studio has made this gorgeous Liberty Dresden Plate Cushion.  It uses the pattern originally from my Dresden Plate Quilt.  I love this cushion so much that I’ve created a downloadable pattern just in case you fancy a super speedy Christmas sewing project.  Sarah absolutely loves Christmas and her Christmas decorating starts on the 1st Dec.  She picked out some lovely Christmas Liberty fabrics and has created this beautiful festive cushion. This cushion has been made using the lovely slow process of English Paper Piecing (EPP).   The Dresden plate petals are sewn together in a circle using …

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