All we want for Christmas is… unlimited sewing time? A massive sewing den to escape to at the bottom of our gardens? Or if we’re being realistic, here are a few things on our Christmas wish lists right now (hint, hint everyone)…
Main image = Jo Carter’s sweetly-sewn tree decorations from issue 27.
Kick off your year with a new block of the month challenge and add a quilty touch to your kitchen as well with Moda’s collectable 2019 Quilt Block Calendar Tea Towel. It features a different patchwork design for you to sew each month so you’ll have plenty of quilting inspiration to hand and 12 new blocks to add to your repertoire.
Dashwood clearly know the way to a quilter’s heart… just take a look at this crush-worthy rainbow range from Ali Brookes! Dashwood Ditsies combines cute cats, soaring swallows, stylised florals and plenty of patterns in a dreamy spectrum of shades that would work with any project.
Llama felt sewing kit
Because sometimes we just want to sew something silly that makes us smile, plus this little fella makes a pretty cute pin cushion. The Make Arcade’s Felt Llama kit makes a great stocking filler too.
Weaving loom kit
Our Production Editor Lorna has got us into the soothing power of weaving! This starter set from The Squid Ink Company is a fun introduction and includes all you need to set yourself up to create a simple table matt or wall hanging.
New year, new projects!
We’ll be keeping track of ours in this super cute notebook by The Lovely Drawer on Etsy.
Give the gift of hand stitching
Our 2019 must sew lists are already in full swing, starting with the Out in Nature Stitching club. This EPP and embroidery mashup from Mollie Johanson’s Wild Olive Shop is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to get outside and stitch, or take a spot of sewing on their travels in the new year. The 8-piece PDF download might be a bit tricky to wrap but we’ll be getting creative and printing out the cover sheet to wrap alongside a couple of pretty fat quarters and some thread!
Because we can never resist a pin badge…
Nothing tickles us more than an in joke about the perils of patchwork. Our trusty unpickers are one of our most used stash-tools, so join us in celebrating the unsung hero of our kit with Colette’s No Regrets pin badges.
Up your binding game
We’ve seen a little army of Binding Babies bringing all the cuteness to our instagram feed over the past few months. Meet the limited edition new design: Greta. She doesn’t ship until January but we would quite happily accept a pre-order if you’re listening Santa. Shop the range over at Doohickey Designs.
Brighten up your cutting space
We obssess about colour on our quilts, so why should we stick to dark green cutting matts? We’ll be treating ourselves to one of Prym’s colourful collection of ultra bright Ominigrid mats in assorted sizes. Shop the range over at Sewing Quarter.