One of the first projects I decided on for my 100 days of stashbusting was a quilt for the garden bench. Looking through my patterns and quilting books was frustrating. I have a lot of fabric, but it’s mainly in fat quarters so not enough of anything to make most patterns. Jera Brandvig‘s Quilt As… Read More Quilt-As-You-Go
I enjoyed reading about Jenny’s ( Bobbins and Whimsy ) 7 sewing stash essentials – and interested to see most of them were different from mine. So I thought I’d share too! 1. Thread of many colours This is the wooden tray I keep by my sewing machine. I found it in an antique shop and… Read More Sewing space and stash essentials
I do like to have a goal, so what to commit to this year? There are so many things I’d like to learn to sew – trousers, a lined coat, many many techniques….but if I try to do too much I won’t achieve anything! This year I’m joining Sarah and around 200 others in the… Read More 2014 Sewlution – 52 things
I promised the Mistress of the Jar that I would use 12 pieces of stash fabric this year and I did it. Phew – the Mistress scares me! Here they are – My surprise success this year was the Christine Hayes Derby dress (5th pic, with Hetty on a lead). It’s a very different… Read More 2013 Sewlution completed!