building sewing confidence, tip by tip

Monday, 22 May 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You?

 Hidden Zipper Cushion Tute by

Marmite + Vegemite - Which Camp Are You?

As you're reading this I'm in Australia, I've already visited Melbourne, done a trip to Brisbane and now I'm in Queensland before heading to Sydney.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Monday, 6 March 2017

Exploring Japan - Tokyo's Ginza, Okachimachi and Ueno

Exploring Japan - Tokyo's Ginza, Okachimachi and Ueno by

When I was in Japan a while ago, I met up with my friend Aya.  I met Aya when she came to my quilting classes in Manhattan and she's returned to live in Tokyo now.  Having the opportunity to see Tokyo with Aya was definitely a highlight of my trip.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Worth The Wait? Boxer Shorts

Worth The Wait? Boxer Shorts

This post contains a Craftsy affiliate banner for which I am paid commission on click-through purchases. Otherwise, no payment or commission is received for click-throughs to shared links; the post is for informational purposes only and all opinions are my own.

When my son, Joe, came over for Christmas 2014, we bought some Alexander Henry, Hurry Down The Chimney fabric and I promised to make him some boxer shorts.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Harlequin Quilt Pattern

Harlequin Quilt Pattern by

I'm super excited to share my brand new venture with you today, I've been working on it for several months and it's been hard to keep it to myself.

Piecing And Joining Diamond Rows [Tute]

Piecing and Joining Diamond Rows Tute by

Joining diamonds isn't as straight forward as joining squares.  It sure looks like it should be easy, those straight lines and angled corners line up perfectly ready to sew a 1/4" seam but that's not the case at all.  Let me show you what happens when you sew them together this way and then I'll show you how to line them up so they DO join perfectly.