Are you ever confused about which needles is in your machine? Schmetz needles have a colour code on them which makes life that little bit easier, and have this handy colour chart to help you on your way.
Inside mitred corners, grrrrr they can be fiddly at best! We found this great video with tips that makes it look so easy. We’re definitely going to have a go, let us know how you get on and if you found it useful. WATCH IT HERE!
With a while array of different sewing machine brands on offer AND multiple models within each brand, choosing a new sewing machine can be overwhelming. When I upgraded my old mechanical Silver machine a few years ago it was because I had completely outgrown it: it didn’t do what I wanted it to do, I […]
Perfect pleats with a fork? We all love great tips, especially those that make our projects easier whether this be helping with a technique, or great organisation for out tools and stashes! This article from Sweet Red Poppy has some great ones in here would have thought that golf tees are perfect for keeping […]
I was taught to iron everything as you go: iron your fabric before you start (still essential in my view), iron your seams to the dark side (definitely), and press your rows of blocks out flat before attaching them to the next row. Then a couple of weeks ago I can across an interview with […]
Our brand new Mettler thread stand arrived a few days ago with great heraldry from, well, mostly me. I had been waiting for a thread stand for 15 weeks by the time it got here. We cancelled our first order with another supplier due to all manner of inefficiencies and were delighted when our main […]
To be honest, I’ve always been a bit scared of FMQ (Free Motion Quilting) so when my friend suggested we book into a FMQ demo at the Festival of Quilts recently, I leapt at the chance. The tutor – Sarah Humphrey – was inspiring and I thought I would share some of her FMQ tips […]