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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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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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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Beautiful Bench Cushions – Liberty Quilting Cotton

Sarah from the studio has made these Beautiful Bench Cushions for her pew using some of the festive quilting cottons. I asked Sarah about the project.  “The pew comes from a chapel I attended as a child and is therefore very special to me in my home.  I’ve been wanting something to embellish it and make it more inviting as a place to sit.  I especially liked the poinsettia quilting cotton fabric when it arrived in the studio so it was a natural choice.” “I saw a picture of a buttoned cushion in a magazine which gave me the idea …

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Re-Usable Liberty Ramekin Covers

Laura has made these lovely Re-usable Liberty Ramekin Covers.  they are so cute and will make fabulous presents for her loved ones.     I asked Laura about the project: “This is just a secret between you and I: I’m going to be gifting various desserts to my lovely village neighbours for Christmas. Sshhh, please don’t tell! 😉   Various brands in the UK like Bonne Maman and Gü sell their desserts in glass ramekins which is so good because you can recycle and/or re-use them so easily. I have lots of these ramekins due to frequent supermarket creme brûlée …

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Liberty Christmas Wreath

This lovely Liberty Christmas Wreath is a super easy sewing project.  It’s the prefect embellishment to your front door during the festive period.  Maddie who came for work experience a few weeks ago made this lovely wreath.  Thank you Maddie!  The tutorial is below.   You will need: Foam wreath – available from lots of craft stores. Ribbons of Liberty fabric approximately 1.5″ wide in Christmas colours.  You can find a selection of ribbon strips here. A sewing machine and matching thread. A selection of ribbons, buttons and other haberdashery for embellishment. Pins Step 1:  Sew your strips of Liberty …

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Peace and Joy this Christmas – Liberty Craft Project

I’ve got a lovely Liberty Craft Project for you today.  I love a simple make at Christmas time.  Life seems so busy, that a bit of easy crafting can help to relax into the joy of the festive time. How to Make: Step 1:  Buy some letter shapes from any crafting shop, buy some PVA glue and get some Liberty scraps here Step 2:  Cut the fabric scraps into small pieces (the right size depends on the size of your letter) – random shapes is fine. Step 3:  Glue the cut pieces of fabric onto the shape making sure you use …

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Liberty Christmas Baskets

Dawn and Julie have made these beautiful Liberty Christmas Baskets.  They both belong to a sewing group and made them during one of their festive sews. Julie chose ‘Capel B40‘ for her basket.  I asked her about the make.  “I thought this fabric was lovely and Christmassy and would coordinate really nicely with the Scandi items I made last year.  I’ve used my basket for napkins but you could easily use them for condiments, cutlery or even pine cones in front of the fire. I used Frosty Silver X for the contrast fabric as I wanted the Capel to really stand …

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Jewel Palace Quilt BOM – Available Now!

I am more than a little bit excited to be launching my two Quilt BOM’s today.  After months of planning, my brand new Quilt BOM is called ‘Jewel Palace Quilt’ and is a beautiful mixture of EPP alongside appliqué to create a gorgeous Liberty Tana Lawn quilt. I am also re-launching the Radiant Stars Quilt BOM today after it’s huge success in 2019.  This is open for a limited time so make sure you sign up soon   Are you new to the concept of a Quilt BOM? The Jewel Palace Quilt BOM is a sewing subscription where you sign up …

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Beautiful Liberty Dress

Laura has made another Beautiful Liberty Dress using one of the stunning fabrics from the new classics range. She’s made it using ‘Libby’ from the new Liberty Classics which is a small floral depicting daisies in fun colours. The pattern is one of Laura’s own creations which makes her super talented.     I asked Laura about her choice of fabric and the ‘make’:   “The Libby print from the 2019/20 Liberty Classics collection is a small, ditzy floral with vintage vibes and is therefore perfection in physical fabric form. I fell in love instantly with this sweet purple and …

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