Hi after all this time I have managed to put another video series together, well lets not get ahead of myself I have completed Episode 1 and I am working on the others :o) The video takes you through using the AcuEdit software on your iPad. I start with explaining what all those little icons … Continue reading AcuEdit Epsoide 1- Getting Started and the Basics
Over the past couple of weeks I have been inspired to create a very modern quilt. I had been seen a quilt made with a chevron interwoven with each other. I then thought I might take a double half square triangle block and make many interwoven chevrons. Here is my finished design. By the time … Continue reading My Woven Chevron Design
I can hardly believe it has been more than 2 months since I last wrote what I was up to. I will try and keep it short on words and heavy on the photos ☺️ But to give you an idea 6 quilt tops completed, 4 quilts quilted, and major work done on the Jane … Continue reading 76 days since my last blog post!!!!
I have been hard at work today, 10 hours in the sewing room all up and I have 6 Union Jacks, only 2 more to go!!! Then it will be Cottages, 8 of those, the Tea Cups and Tea Pots not sure how many I will need of those yet…I think I will just thinking … Continue reading It’s Been A Busy Day for the Jane Austen Quilt
Hi All, sorry things have been a bit quiet over the past few weeks. My life got rather turned upside down about 4 weeks ago. We decided to put our house on the market!! Over 3 evenings we managed to clean the house to a point that it looks more like a museum than an … Continue reading Apologies
I have had a request from Cathy on how you can change the measurement units in your Janome AcuFil software. I have created a short tutorial below on how you can do this. When I installed my software it defaulted to inches, however there would be times when having it set to millimeters would be handy, … Continue reading Changing your AcuFil Software
The learning curve continues. Here is my 2nd tutorial in a 2 part series on how to make a Zipper Bag using the Janome Memory Craft 15000. The below will step you though cutting your fabric piece you created in Part 1, and how to sew the zip into a single piece of fabric to get a dropped zipper … Continue reading AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 2
It has been a full on weekend with the Downton Abbey Quilt. I thought making the quilt top was fun. But this weekend has been the interesting part of the process. I have basting the three layers of the quilt together. This part of the process is always fun. It starts with me trying to find … Continue reading Progress On the Downton Abbey Quilt
Been another busy day in the sewing room. I’ve created a new tablet sleeve design, it’s even lined with polar fleece. The pattern I created has worked out well and will fit a few different sized devices. I might even add a pocket to the next one.
I have made a couple of tweaks and we are getting there now. I think the next task will be a slip cover for a phone or tablet.
Another few hours of trying to tweak my zipper bag techniques. I have been working on how to get a better finish around the zipper on the bags today with thicker fabric. I have also gone for a hidden zip in the seem. Once I get the measurements done right this should look good I … Continue reading Playing with Zipper Bag Design
The last few days have been a little bit of a learning curve for me, and I have to say, you really have to learn to have a good laugh at yourself. I have been videoing a 2 part tutorial on how to use the Janome Memory Craft 15000 stipple quilting feature. I thought standing infront … Continue reading AcuFil Stippling & Zipper Bag Tutorial Part 1
Now I have to explain there was no real race going on here. I had purchased this lovely Downton Abbey Downstairs collection a few weeks back, and have been wanting to try making an end to end quilt with it, commonly called a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I have to say it was a lot of … Continue reading My First Jelly Roll Race Quilt
7 weeks ago the Doe Roll Up by Carolyn Friedlander arrived and I started my Architecture quilt, today I finally finished it. It has turned out well I used the Widescreen – Grey by Carolyn Friedlander for the backing. I used a square decorative to sew the binding down. Here are some other photos of the quilt
A few weeks back I was learning how to use the AcuFil™ stippling feature on my new Janome Memory Craft 15000 sewing machine. I had a good play with this feature and couldn’t believe how easy it was to use. I wanted to practice before I quilted Jasmine’s Quilt to make sure I knew what I was doing. … Continue reading Zipper Bag
Last October I was lucky enough to be in London for the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace. While I was there I did a Felted Notebook Cover class with Sandra Togher from Bowery Gallery. On the day I did a right muck-up of the job, I ended up sewing it all inside out and the … Continue reading Journal Cover – Another Completed Project
On the 7th of April, 2012 I purchased the “Bird Haven” quilt kit by Denise Sheehan and Sophia Pearce. I just loved the design and especially the fabric, I can’t find the name of the person that designed the fabric (if you do know please leave a comment at the bottom), but it just holds … Continue reading Bird Haven – Another Old Project Complete
A few week back I found out about this fabric designer Carolyn Friedlander. I just fell in love with her fabrics and really wanted to purchase her architextures range, especially the Jelly Roll, but I can’t find it anywhere, and I mean anywhere in the world. If you know of anyone anywhere who has the architextures jelly … Continue reading Half Way There
A few weeks ago while watching some of Melanie Ham’s videos I came across her Quilt Vlog. It totally inspired me. It still amazes me how in just a few minutes your life can take a turn, and you just feel like you need to be doing something, and a person you have never meet … Continue reading Quilt Finished
OMG, I thought the thread cutter was the best thing last night, but no, that has been set to the second best thing. Metallic thread just sews on this machine, don’t need to do anything special. I have been trying all my metallic threads from the expensive stuff to the cheap stuff and it just … Continue reading Sews Metallic Thread Like A Dream
I am so excited. I was going to video unboxing the new sewing machine, but just couldn’t contain myself so you will need to wait a bit longer to get a video. So it started with picking it up this afternoon from the shop. We had a bit of fun fitting the two large boxes … Continue reading The New Machine Has Arrived
So I posted yesterday that I was going to sew the Log Cabin Hexi Potholders. I decided to use the idea but not make it a potholder, but a coaster for my sewing table. In insight should have stuck with there method of construction, but I wanted to try something different and leant what not … Continue reading Hexi Coaster – Similar But Not The Same
So I have bitten the bullet and ordered my new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000 v2.0 I am so excited!!!! Hoping to get it next week. I have down loaded the user manual (here is the PDF if you want to take a look), it was a little hard to find but Janome Japan had it, and … Continue reading My New Baby Has Been Ordered
After 15 years I have finally decided to replace my current Janome Memory Craft 10000 with a new Janome Horizon Memory Craft 15000. to a I love using my MC 10000 machine to embroider and quilt. The software you use to create designs is great, and has just got better over the … Continue reading In The Market For A New Baby