Gorgeous Liberty Quilt As You Go Quilt

Anna JP has made this Gorgeous Liberty Quilt using a combination of the two latest Liberty fabric collections.  It has beautiful fabrics from both the Classics 40th anniversary collection and the SS19 seasonal collection. The Quilt as you go technique is really simple.  It’s a great way of getting a quilt result in quilting.  The method means that you have a backing piece of fabric (right side down), place your wadding on top of that and then quilt your panels onto the front.  In this case it is strips of whole width of fabric.    Here are some of Anna’s …

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English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection

Also brand new and out today is the English Eccentrics SS19 Liberty Collection.  It’s a vibrant and diverse collection for Spring Summer 2019.  The collection is inspired by seven English eccentric characters.  This spans several decades and covers a wide diversity of genres.  Their wide-reaching travels inspire their work and have enriched British culture and history.  Historical figures such as King George IV who built the exotic and fantastical Brighton Pavilion (an Indian inspired seaside retreat filled with Chinoiserie and oriental opulence), Roald Dahl, Virginia Woolfe, the botanist Marianne North and John Lenon. I’ve put the fabric into some gorgeous fat …

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40th Anniversary Classics Collection

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to announce the arrival of the 40th Anniversary Classics Collection.  This collection celebrates the 40th birthday of Liberty classic prints. It’s a beautiful collection of some of the favourite classic prints in gorgeous colourways.  The Liberty fabric Classics collection started in 1979, created to champion the most well-known and iconic designs from the Liberty archive all year around.  Unlike the seasonal, trend-driven collections, the Classics are permanently available, offering a curated selection of heritage designs. This season, Liberty are celebrating the collection’s 40th anniversary by selecting the 15 most popular designs from across the past four decades, …

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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 Christmas Wrapping

Liberty Christmas Wrapping

Today’s Christmas idea is Liberty Christmas Wrapping.  I love an eco-friendly idea – especially when it involves Japanese culture and fabric.  Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping cloth that was originally used to carry clothes, gifts and food.  The word means Japanese bath spread and comes from the traditional practice of wrapping a bundle of clothes at the public baths. This Liberty Christmas Wrapping looks so pretty.  It’s a lovely addition to a present for someone who loves to sew. Even a snippet of Liberty attached to a present seems a lovely decadent treat. This present has been wrapped …

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Liberty Christmas Fairy

Claire from the studio has made this really sweet Liberty Christmas fairy.  She saw a similar one on Pinterest and really wanted to make one using the Wiltshire Christmas fabric.  Her’s will decorate the top of her tree. Claire drew a pattern for her body, wings and the heart for the front.  Her dress is a simple circle.  You can draw around a plate for this.  Just pick one that seems the right size for the fairy.  She’s used our exclusive Wiltshire Christmas fabric for the dress. You will need: A scrap of white and red felt for the wings …

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Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

Liberty 12 Days of Christmas

With the dash and rush of Christmas ahead, I’ve decided to give you some sweet festive projects for my Liberty 12 Days of Christmas.  I’ll bring you a new crafting or sewing idea for the first 12 days of December which hopefully will relieve some of the stress that people sometimes feel at this time of year. Over the next 12 days I will have a different project to inspire.  These include a Liberty fabric chain, stocking bunting and a sweet Liberty fairy. Liberty fabric works in so many ways for the craft project of your choice.  For the project today …

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Liberty Fleece Sweater

Anna JP in the office has made this really gorgeous Liberty Fleece Sweater.  I’m handing over the blog to her today to tell you about her ‘sew’. There have been rolls of fleece, jersey, swimwear and other interesting fabrics in the corner of the studio for a long while. Every time I passed them I’d wonder what I could make that might suit these fabric textures better than tana lawn. Although tana is lovely, its not very warm so I was really interested in something heavier weight for an autumn/winter creation. The stretch fleece is ideal for this and I …

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