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Sunday, June 26, 2011


Shelly made these pillowcases using quilter's muslin and Kashmir V fabric selections.

Shelly found an online video tutorial for making the pillowcases with french seams, a variety of trims - or even piping.

Click here to view the video by

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sharyn's blog

Is this Sharyn's blog? Or the Quilter's Bazaar blog? *grin*

We are pleased to present more show and tell by Sharyn.
This is a quilt she made using a "swag" - that's a roll of fabrics cut at 5.5 in wide.

This simple arrangement showcases the fabrics. Delightful.

And, her is another Fat Quarter quilt by Sharyn - it's a quick baby quilt for a little girl (as if you couldn't tell).

Ooh, we love show and tell. What are you going to make next?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Stef is 21

What a lucky, lucky, young woman... This is only one of Stef's 21st birthday presents.

Made by Sharyn. Yes, this is her THIRD fat quarter quilt, and they all look very different!! These blocks are alternately bordered in black and pink to increase the size of the quilt to fit a Queen bed.

Thanks for sharing with us Sharyn and Stef.

Would you like to make a quilt like this? This is "Lorna's 12 Fat Quarter Quilt". Click the label on the sidebar to see more show and tell like these....

You can join us next term for a one day class to make this quilt. The new class list will go up soon.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Set to accessorise...

Check out this for sewing accessories!!

This chic ruler and cutting mat bag was made during Sunday morning UFO sessions with Carol.

Just perfect!! And beautifully modelled....

Making this bag, Gayle learnt so much!! Machine quilting, french braids, binding, borders and more...

Thanks for the show and tell... Won't you bring in yours to show???

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Liza's quilts

Liza had been working on this sweet birdies quilt for a little while now... She comes along to our Sunday morning UFO sessions (only $15 per session from 10am-12:30pm every Sunday with Carol Lewis. Receive help with the project you are working on, or start a beginner's course... see the class list on the side bar for more information)....

But wait, here is another finished quilt!!

Liza finished these just in time for the recent Lancefield quilt exhibition.

Thanks for the show and tell Liza.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Advent Calendars

Heather made this Advent Calendar wallhanging using a simple panel.

The panel is even printed with instructions!! Simply make the pockets, stitch them on, and quilt the little wallhanging.

Heather hand-quilted around the pockets and snowman on the gold print.

Click here to purchase your own panel for A$14.50.

A perfect project for Christmas in July.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Daring Dragons

Fiona wanted to make a quilt for her son. Where are all the boy quilt patterns??

Lorraine recommended this pattern set by Natalie Bird of The Birdhouse: Daring Dragons.

The pattern contains a quilt pattern, runner for the end of the bed, and pillow instructions.

Lorraine suggested a runner might be a bit impractical for a boy - how about appliqueing the dragons over the pieced blocks?

And this is the end result.

Even with quilting right through the applique, it looks smashing!! Robbie loves it...

Thanks for sharing your show and tell, we love it!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Judy's quilting

Judy loves to hand-quilt, but she doesn't like to be in photos. *grin*

This is an enormous Dresden Plate quilt she just finished. It is quite heavy - two people found it difficult to hold up properly for a photo.
Check out the Dresden Plate design quilted on the blank squares.

Update: Judy has been learning free-motion machine quilting in our UFO (UnFinished Objects) sessions.. (see the class list on the side bar for more information). Get out of her way! She is quilting up a STORM!!!
Go Judy!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sharyn's other FQ quilt

This was Sharyn's first fat quarter quilt - made in class with Andrea. It's "Lorna's 12 fat quarter quilt".

Made from... drum roll please... *hahaha* 12 Fat Quarters!!!

Sharyn has already shown us another 12 fat quarter quilt - the purple one was started first, but this one was finished first.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Kellee's first quilt

Yes, Kellee came to us to learn beginner's machine piecing with Carol (see our class list on the side bar).... and

Yes, she has been making sampler blocks....

But, this is her first absolutely finished quilt. Made from a bali pop (same amount of fabric as in a jelly roll, but with batik prints).

Congratulations Kellee, we look forward to seeing you finish many more!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rosemary's plane quilt

Rosemary worked on this quilt during our Friday morning UFO classes. (That's UnFinished Objects for the uninitiated)... Quilted by Wilma at Deep Creek Quilting - the clouds around the planes are perfect. Quilting really does make the quilt special.

Join us for fun times and social interactions during UFO sessions - and of course - an experienced tutor will help you with your latest project!!

Thanks for sharing your quilt with us Rosemary.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ballerina Monkey

I wonder what the equivalent feminine name is for Magoo?

Annie, we love your Mageena (or whatever her name is)...

The aboriginal fabric print adds texture and variation in her "fur".

She is soooo pretty!!! Thank you for sharing your show and tell.

Please, pretty please, bring in your show and tell too...

Monday, June 6, 2011

New books in store

Direct from the USA every month - we receive brand new release books, and sell them at excellent prices.

Fresh Fabric Treats by Moda Bakeshop Designers.

7 quilts, accessories, bags etc - 16 projects in total. Use your favourite Moda bakeshop cuts (jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes etc).
French Braid Transformation by Jane Hardy Miller - the stunning 3rd installment in the french braid frenzy.

Fat Quarter Winners by Monique Dillard. Okay, so you collect fat quarters... or you bought a pack of irresistible fat quarters - now what do you do with them?? You cut them up without wasting a skerrick, by following Monique's instructions. 11 quilt patterns for under $2.50 per pattern - can you beat that value?

New from Piece'O'Cake designs - Fresh Picked Posies. These patterns are so liberating... perfect for beginning to applique (because who can tell if you there is a mistake in these free-form designs???)

Create an "almost-Amish" look with Kim Schaeffer's Quilts From Textured Solids. 20 projects combining tone on tones and textured solid prints in modern tones - piecing and applique projects.

Laura Lee-Fritz adds another book to her machine quilting repertoire: 250 New Continuous-Line Quilting Designs.

Domestic machine quilters (and mid-arm and long-arm quilters) will love these designs - add interest and focus to your quilt - quilting really does make the quilt. The designs flow in a continuous way to prevent the need for thread cutting and ending off.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Miniatures 1860-1890

Warm reds, browns, pinks and creams combine in miniature-sized prints to complement all the "special" prints in your 1800s fabric stash that you couldn't resist buying, but you don't know what goes with them!!

(What a long sentence that was!!)

Presenting Miniatures 1860- 1890. Essential co-ordinates in small scale prints.

Also available in fat quarter and fat eighth packs.

I've made a few quilts in this colour range - Courthouse Steps, Tumbling Blocks and Log Cabin.

I think it might be time to try another one.... or maybe I'll just collect these prints - add them to my stash??

All on special at only $19 per metre, while stocks last.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

And now we can show you...

Amanda made this quilt for her dearly beloved's birthday.

It's the "Argyle" quilt from the book Kaleidoscope by Melly and Me.

Amanda blended fresh and masculine fabrics together - and it looks fantastic.

You can talk to Amanda in store every Saturday. Our new weekend staff are great fun, and very helpful.