Category Archives: Tutorial

HAWKS Aussie Heroes Quilt Tutorial

I promised you a tutorial, and I’m keeping my promise!  This is a fairly simple quilt to whip up, and if you ever want to make an Aussie Hero Quilt, (or a quilt for service men/women from your country!) then this will give you the perfect measurements.  If you wish to make it bigger, then of course, just make some more blocks to add to the width and/or length!  But for today’s tutorial, we will end up with a quilt measuring 42″ x … Continue Reading »

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along – #42 Heather – Paper Piecing Tips!

Today is my second stop on the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s juggernaut, and I’ve been allocated the lovely Heather – number 42.  I have an admission to make – I haven’t read many of the letters in the book so far.  But when I opened the book up to find this block, I found the letter most fitting – given it is school holidays here in Melbourne, and my kids are home! “Dear Editor: On a particular trying day last spring while I was … Continue Reading »

The Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along – #13 Belle – Paper Piecing Y Seams!

Welcome to my first block tutorial in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sew Along!  When I was allocated Belle, I really didn’t look at the difficulty of it until I actually sat down to sew it – last week!  And it was only then I realised it involved Y seams!  Gulp.  I know there is a lot of anxiety surrounding Y seams – let alone paper piecing them!  So I have put together a little tutorial that I am hoping will relieve some of … Continue Reading »

TBT – Enclosed Zipper Tutorial!

Welcome to another “Throw Back Thursday”! Once a month, I’m going to throw you back to one of my most popular blog posts, which hopefully you will find terribly exciting! The reason I’m doing this is not because I have nothing to write about (Nobody has ever accused me of being lost for words), but because since moving from Blogger to WordPress, a lot of my older blog posts have become rather “dodgy” in their set up, and really do need re-writing and … Continue Reading »

TBT – An Isosceles Puzzle – Tips For Making An Isosceles Triangle Quilt!

Welcome to my first THROW BACK THURSDAY post!  Once a month, I’m going to throw you back to one of my most popular blog posts, which hopefully you will find terribly exciting!  The reason I’m doing this is not because I have nothing to write about (Nobody has ever accused me of being lost for words), but because since moving from Blogger to WordPress, a lot of my older blog posts have become rather “dodgy” in their set up, and really do need … Continue Reading »

How To Cut Charm Squares

With the next Aussie Charm Swap not far away, I thought I would supply you all with a quick tutorial on how I cut my charm squares and sort them for swapping.  It seems like it would be a pretty easy thing to do, however, I get a lot of questions from first time swappers when it comes time to make the chop!  And I second guess myself each time I get ready to jump in too.  So here you go…. First – … Continue Reading »

Quick & Easy Baby Wraps – Tutorial

You would know by now, I love making quilts (derrrrr), but sometimes, when a baby’s arrival is announced, you may not know the family THAT well, but you want to gift SOMETHING?  But, store bought just aint gonna cut it.  So you rack your brain trying to think of something quick and easy?  Well, this has happened a few times (read: probably 50 times!) in my life, and my go-to-gift are baby wraps.  During the warmer months, I’ll pop past the fabric store … Continue Reading »

Personalised Zipper Pouches – Tutorial

Another week, another birthday party!  My three youngest children are in the midst of a birthday party bonanza at present.  And buying a million birthday presents for kids I barely know is not my idea of fun!  So I’ve actually been making them all presents.  This weekend’s birthday girl is turning 12, and my daughter told me she likes Owls and purple.  O. K. then. I popped in to Spotlight this morning for a few bits and pieces, and grabbed 20cm of a … Continue Reading »

TUTORIAL – Table Basting Your Quilt

Last year some time, I heard someone, somewhere, talking about table basting.  Table what-ing??  I was sold before I even knew what it meant!  I’d spent forever crawling around my lounge room floor, or tiled kitchen floor, basting my quilts – and my knees had had enough!  I’m hearing a collective “ahuh” from you all right now aren’t I?  Since that lightbulb moment, I have somewhat perfected the process, and now enjoy basting don’t hate it quite as much, and revel in my smooth … Continue Reading »

Quilted Placemat Tutorial

Do you have special little people in your life – you know, the ones that you’ve basically made almost everything under the sun for?  So that when it comes around to their birthday, you’re left wondering what on earth to make?  Well, that’s where I found myself this week!  My youngest God-daughter lives in Tokyo, and she has a multitude of handmade goodies, including cushions, wall hangings and clothing!  I have a quilt in mind to make for her when she moves in … Continue Reading »