Go Hoop-la!

Hoop-la cover

If you love adding a smattering (or more!) of contemporary embroidery to your quilted creations, you’ll adore Hoop-la!  Hoop-La! is a brand new magazine taking a contemporary look at embroidery. Enjoy 49 step-by-step projects, a stitch library, interviews and more. We love the opportunity to play with fabric, and adding a touch of stitchery is just… Continue reading

How to make hexagons for quilts

How to make hexagons needlecase

Learning how to make hexagons for quilts, or any other project,  has to be one of the most relaxing, addictive and satisfying sewing skills known to man!

This cute little project from Issue 5 of Love Patchwork & Quilting (on sale 5th February) is the perfect introduction to them. We also have some hexagon templates for you to download and print out for FREE!.  The template for the Issue 5 needlecase project shown can be downloaded here.

If you don’t already know how to make hexagons, follow these easy steps…

Pantone Radiant Orchid – fabric picks

Pantone Radiant Orchid fabric

Pantone, the geniuses who have standardised colour around the world for designers, have announced their ‘Color of the Year’ for 2014 as Radiant Orchid!

So obviously the first thing we did was to race to our fabric stash and start pulling anything with this beautiful purple, lilac, amethyst hue – old or new. Pantone Radiant Orchid isn’t as popular a colour as many, but it’s now sure to be having its moment in 2014, in fashion, interiors and of course, quilting!

New fabric we love – Joel Dewberry

joel dewberry

We love Joel Dewberry’s new fabric line, True Colors,  for FreeSpirit Fabric. It ticks all the boxes for simple graphic repeat prints in pure, punchy hues!