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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Liberty Christmas Cushion

Anna’s made this lovely Liberty Christmas Cushion with her sewing group.  There’s nothing quite like a sewing Christmas do and it’s such fun to meet and make a simple project.  That way you get more time to natter and enjoy festive treats.  This is a really easy make that uses the raw edge appliqué technique which is pretty easy to master. You will need: A selection of Liberty festive scraps.  The Christmas scrap pack is perfect for this. Brown fabric scraps for the tree trunks Matching thread Bondaweb Cream fabric for the cushion base and backing. Step 1:  Cut the …

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Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas

Lara has made these Beautiful Liberty Pyjamas using one of the fabrics from the Christmas Liberty fabric collection.  These are completely adorable and will make a great Christmas present. The fabric Lara has used is called ‘Liberty Christmas Y’ This range of fabrics were designed by Liberty to celebrate the festive season.  It was inspired by the famous Liberty London store.  The wooden panelling at the store has animals carved within it.  This gorgeous fabric shows these cheeky animals ‘helping’ with seasonal preparations. I asked Lara about the sewing project.  “I made my own pattern from an existing pair of …

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Liberty Children’s Pyjamas

Kathy from the office has made these super sweet Liberty Children’s Pyjamas.  She has made them for Albert, her niece’s son using a Simplicity pattern (1574).  I’m completely smitten with these gorgeous PJ’s – in fact I quite fancy making a larger pair for myself! I asked Kathy about making the pyjamas.   “I chose the fabric because its just perfect for jammies for a child. The vibrant red is such a great colour and I loved the animals too.  I chose the buttons to match the lion as they are a similar colour and wanted to bring out the …

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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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Liberty London Store at Christmas

I always love a trip to the Liberty London Store, but there’s no better time than during the Christmas season. It’s worth a visit just to see the Christmas department alone.  I wanted to start my 12 Days of Christmas off with some lovely pictures of the store.  Over the 12 days of Christmas, from the 1st – 12th December I will give you festive sewing projects and gift ideas in the run up to the big day.  I hope that you find it useful and enjoy the love of making things for Christmas. When I visit the Liberty London …

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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 Bunting

The project for today’s 12 Days of Christmas is this lovely Liberty Christmas Bunting.   It’s the second project by Sarah W from the studio.  You can use them as bunting or as hangings for sweets and treats or simply to jolly up your home. Sarah talked about her love of this project.  “I don’t know about you but for me, when it comes to Christmas, I’m a traditionalist.  My Christmas theme is red or green and a bit of gold to add the sparkle so when it came to choosing fabric for the Christmas stocking bunting it had to …

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Christmas Tree Chocolate Holders

Sarah W from the studio has made these really sweet Christmas Tree Chocolate Holders.  They are really lovely and are the first of three projects that Sarah has made. Sarah says “These little cones were so quick and simple to make and look lovely on the tree filled with treats.  I’ve chosen reds and greens and have picked the Wiltshire Christmas  and matched it with a brighter red.  It only takes two 9′ x 13″ scraps to make four cones but I did use interfacing to give them some structure.  These were a pleasure to make and have added to …

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