Lovely Liberty Boxes

Nick was working in the studio when he came up with this great idea of making Lovely Liberty Boxes to fill a tricky space.  You can find the inspiration and tutorial below. So, it turns out that finding a storage solution that is functional, cheap and aesthetically pleasing is a very hard task indeed- especially when the shelf you intend to put them on has very odd dimensions and nothing standard seems to fit! This is just the problem Nick was having at the same time he was helping out in the office at Alice Caroline. Looking around the studio …

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Beautiful Patchwork & Fussy Cutting

Beautiful Patchwork & Fussy Cutting – what more could you ask for?  Today, I’d like to showcase the work of one of our lovely customers with you.  Suzanne Campion has been one of our loyal customers for years now and I always love everything she makes.  Last year, she made a gorgeous Christmas Cathedral Window cushion and guest designed the pattern for the Alice Caroline library.  I loved this pattern so much that Suzanne has made two new beautiful colour ways of this, surprisingly easy to make, cushion.  It looks like a really tricky pattern but that’s deceptive.     …

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Top Tips For English Paper Piecing

I’ve put together some Top Tips For English Paper Piecing.  I’ve become obsessed with English Paper Piecing recently. It’s known as ‘EPP’ in the business and is such a lovely way to sew. For those of you who know nothing about EPP, then it is the art of cutting beautiful fabric into a wide variety of different shapes, wrapping them in paper and then sewing them back together again in many different designs.  Don’t worry about the paper, as once you have sewn around all of the sides of the fabric piece, you remove the papers and can use these …

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Pretty Paisley Dress

Sarah from the studio has made this Pretty Paisley Dress.  Now that the summer is coming here in the UK we are all thinking about making lovely summer dresses.  Liberty Tana Lawn is great for making lightweight summer dresses. It feels lovely next to the skin and is delicate enough to be lovely and cool. I asked Sarah about the sewing project.  She said “I chose the pattern because I loved the style of the dress.  I fell in love with the simple shape and the v-neckline really suits my figure.  I’d been eyeing up the fabric in the studio …

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Liberty Sewing Projects

Anna JP has been using the Liberty darks small pieces pack to make more Liberty Sewing Projects.  I absolutely love this gorgeous tea cosy.  Maybe it is an English tradition, but a tea cosy means that you can make a pot of tea (which always tastes better than dipping a tea bag into a mug) and drink several cups at the right temperature.     Anna JP says “This is made by sewing parallel strips of different widths, which are then joined together into an irregular pattern. I tried to balance out the prints so that my preferred ones took …

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Cute Animal Bag Pattern – Cat or Mouse

Alice Caroline showcased this Cute Animal Bag Pattern on the Sewing Quarter last weekend.  It was so popular that I thought you may be interested in being able to buy the pattern for it.  Laura from the office has guest designed this gorgeous bag for me.  Everyone in the office and the studio has fallen in love with this bag. It’s a really clever design so that you can either make a cat or a mouse depending on which you, or your loved one, likes the best. I asked Laura a few questions about designing the bag.  She told me …

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Christmas Cathedral Windows Cushion

I’m really excited to showcase this stunning Christmas Cathedral Windows Cushion.  It’s been designed by Suzanne Campion one of my customers.  I approached her earlier on in the year to make something using my exclusive fabrics. You may remember the cushion she made. As a result of this, lots of people asked for the pattern at The Festival of Quilts.  I asked Suzanne if she would ‘guest design’ the pattern for us.  Here it is.  Suzanne has made the cushion in these gorgeous Christmas colours. I’m selling this as a kit which is out now; the downloadable pattern will be …

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Liberty Christmas Table Mats

These gorgeous Liberty Christmas Table Mats are sure to make your festive table shine.  This is the last of Sarah W’s Christmas projects. I asked Sarah about the project.  She said “This was my first attempt at free motion quilting and I’m thrilled with the result.  To make these table mats, I used a Christmas scrap pack and embellished with sequins and gold thread.  I also used one fat quarter of Capel Green to make the bias for the edging.  These were really fun to make and I can’t wait to use them on our Christmas table.” This sewing project …

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Liberty Fabric Chain

Laura from the office has made this gorgeous Liberty Fabric Chain.  I’ve been so inspired by all of the sweet Liberty Christmas projects that everyone has brought in.  This is a lovely and easy project if you fancy doing some Christmas crafting. Laura has written a tutorial for the project. “I recalled making paper chains when I was younger and thought that experience could be re-created using beautiful Liberty fabric. This project would be a great one to do with young kids as there is no sewing involved, was super easy to do and the chain grows very quickly once …

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Lovely Liberty Christmas Project

Hils from the studio has been busy making this lovely Liberty Christmas Project.  Her family have decided that this year they would all make their presents to one another.  She really wanted to make something from the Alice Caroline exclusive Strawberry Thief canvas and thought of an oven glove.  Great idea! What you will need: Strawberry Thief canvas – see pattern detail for quantity plus fabric for piping (optional) Heat resistant wadding A sewing machine or thread  An oven glove pattern – Hils used a free pattern from Women’s Weekly There are plenty of oven glove patterns available but Hils …

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