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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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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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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Liberty Christmas Napkins

Anna from the office has made some sweet Liberty Christmas Napkins to decorate her Christmas table.  She’s used one of the gorgeous fabrics from the Liberty Christmas capsule collection.  The children will love spotting the cute animals (and it may keep them at the table for just a little longer..) You will need: Liberty fabric.  One fat quarter will make one napkin with fabric leftover. Sewing machine and matching thread The fabric: Anna has used ‘Liberty Christmas Z‘ which comes from the Christmas collection to express the magic of the season.  This lively print is inspired by the Liberty London …

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Quilt SOS Visit to The SOS Children’s Village of Islice

We’ve recently arrived back from Latvia to deliver the Quilt SOS quilts to the children of the SOS Children’s Village in Islice.  Below is our story of the trip.   We took 65 beautiful quilts, made by our lovely customers, and personally delivered them to the children. Each year we choose a village run by the international charity SOS Children’s Villages.  We then coordinate the making of enough quilts so that every child in the village receives a beautiful hand-made gift of a quilt. We are always overwhelmed by the loving generosity of our customers,  a few made multiple quilts …

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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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