Saturday, 20 May 2017

My scrappy Cath Kidston inspired quilt

At last! I have managed to finally finish the scrappy quilt I began a few months ago.

I used some Cath Kidston cotton fabric by Ikea and several ditsy florals, cut them into 4 inch square and randomly arranged them.

Thought I'd share a few pictures.

The backing I used a cotton jersey fabric and 100% cotton wadding sandwiched in the middle.

I quilted by using "Stitch in the ditch"
then following that with a decorative wiggly stitch to give a creative design on the reverse.

I binded the edges with satin bias binding. Sewing it to the reverse and the stitching it to the front.

It's so lovely and warm and is big enough to go on my bed or to snuggle up in on the couch. It's the first quilt I have actually made for myself!

Happy sewing xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Emmaline Bags Retreat Bag Free Sewing Pattern

Ever since making the small version of this makeup bag I've been obsessed!! So far I have made two and have lots more fabric combinations in mind!

For those of you who haven't seen this bag pattern, it's a free download avaliable here: Retreat Bag PDF . 

It's really easy to follow and the small bag only requires 2 fat quarters. One for the outer fabric and one for the inner. Fusible fleece or foam stabilizer is recommended as it gives it strength.
There are 2 sizes and it comes with directions for optional wire frames which are amazing and make it really easy to see what's in the bottom of the bag. These can be purchased from but if you're in the UK like me I get mine from 
Version A is for the small bag and version B is for the larger bag.

I haven't made the large version however that is next on my list!!

Happy Sewing!! xx