Liberty Picnic Blanket

Dawn from the studio has made this really useful Liberty Picnic Blanket.  We are all doing so much more walking here at the moment as it’s our only chance to get out of lockdown for some essential exercise.  She’s taking it out and about with her daily for her walk.  It uses PVC coated Atlas Liberty fabric. I asked Dawn about the project. “I was tempted to try and make a mini picnic blanket using the glossy PVC. When my husband and I go on a walk together we can never seem to find a suitable place to sit down …

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Reusable Liberty Face Wipes

I love the idea of a reusable present and so have decided to make these reusable Liberty Face Wipes for everyone this year.  A friend bought me some for my birthday from a French market and I use them all of the time.  I thought it would be easy to make these for my friends and family. They are the easiest sewing project you will ever find.  See the tutorial below.  Make a bunch of these and wrap them in some pretty Liberty ribbon to make a lovely stocking filler.  Couple with a gorgeous matching washbag or cosmetic bag. Have …

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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 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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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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Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees

Julie from the Studio has made these really sweet Scandi Liberty Christmas Trees.  She saw them on Pinterest in multi colours but wanted to make them in more Scandi colours. These are really simple to make. You will need:   A fat quarter of each of the colours you wish to use in your Christmas tree picture hanging  Ribbon and buttons A sewing machine or needle and matching thread Wadding – optional How to make: Step 1:  Cut varying squares of fabric; 10.5 x 10.5″, 8.5″ x 8.5″, 7.5″ x 7.5″, 6.5″ x 6.5″, 5″ x 5″ and 3.5″ x …

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SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt

Anna from the studio has made this really beautiful ‘SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt’ from the gorgeous new spring summer 2017 Liberty collection.  We all love it when a new collection arrives on the Alice Caroline doorstep and love thinking up projects to make from the wonderful array of prints. This collection has a lovely palette of patterns and colours to work with.  There is a selection of bright and pale sea colours which make a baby quilt the perfect project.  This SS17 Lovely Liberty Cot Quilt is for the beautiful Elsie who was born in November.  It made a really lovely …

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Rainbow Liberty Hankies

I always struggle to find original presents for the men in my life so I decided that this year, I would make sets of rainbow Liberty hankies for them.  This is a really easy project to whip up just before the festive season and is great for using up left over fabric from other projects. I used up lots of Liberty pieces of fabric from other projects and then used a few extra fabrics from the studio to complete the colours in the rainbow.  I’ve made these hankies for the men so have tried to use prints I thought they …

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Scrappy Strips Liberty Cushion

I’ve made this Scrappy Strips Liberty Cushion from the leftover fabric from the Liberty Boho Quilt.  I had such fun making the quilt so I thought I would give random quilting another go in a lovely cushion.  The combination of hearts, flowers and geometrics make for a vibrant and fun cushion. A cushion like this is really great for a wide variety of uses – for a garden chair for outdoors or to brighten any chair or sofa in your home.  I’ve used the off cut fabrics from the quilt which are from the spring / summer 2016 collection. These …

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