Christmas Sewing

Hello Everyone,

It is almost Christmas time and this year I haven’t had time to make any new tutorials. I haven’t had time for any Christmas sewing at all, which is a shame since I have so many pretty Christmas fabrics.

Two Christmases ago I posted this post about how to make these Christmas pillows. You can find the post here. The pillow on the left is made from a pattern from Diary of a Quilter’s Amy Smart. You can find the post here.

Last year I found a picture on Pinterest of a table runner that I made with Christmas and wrote this post about how I made my own version. You can find the post here.

These cute little Christmas bags is a great way to use scraps of Christmas fabric. You can find the tutorial on my tutorials page or here.

I hope you have time for some Christmas sewing. It is still two weeks left until Christmas, hopefully I have some time too. Or I have to plan better and start earlier next year. Don’t forget to enjoy Christmas time, it is very hot here so tomorrow I am going to the beach with my teenage daughters.

Until next time, happy sewing and take care.


Wavy cushion covers 

Hello everyone!

I haven’t had much time for blogging and sewing lately but I have made two cushion covers that I gave to my sister for her birthday.

The front of the cushions are made of four fat 1/8s that I cut free hand with a rotary cutter.

I placed the fat 1/8s on top of each other. I made a cut about a third from one side and took the bottom small piece and put it on top.

I stitched each layer together by placing the pieces close together and make about 5 or 6 marks on both sides. Match these marks when pinning the seam. Stitch and press the seam allowance to the darker fabric .

Make a second cut the same way but this time take the two bottom layers and put them on top before you stitch the layers together to get different colour combinations on all the layers.

Pair them together so each colour only appears twice in each pair and it is different colours in the middle.

Place the halfs so they overlap about 1/2″-1″ and make a cut on this overlap. It is a bit tricky so it’s not as wavy as the other seams. You have to try to hold the fabric still with one hand and cut with the other. Stitch the two halves together and trim each piece to a 16″ square rectangle. Make a quilt sandwich and quilt with a different pattern on each colour or any way you like.

Cut out two 16″ squares of another fabric for the back. Quilt these pieces too with a wavy pattern and then trim the batting and backing even with the top layer on all four pieces.

Have a look here on how to make these four squares in to cushion covers with a zipper in one of the seams. You can also download the tutorial from my tutorials page.

I hope you have as much fun as I did making these. The possible combinations are endless. The next pair I make will be a house warming present in black and white fabrics.

I’d love to see your creations. Until next time, happy sewing and take care!


Quilt Show, Black Dress and Applique

Today I went to the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) in Melbourne. I looked at a stunning quilt exhibition of quilts made by some very talented people. It was a lot of people so it was almost hard to move during the middle of the day. I listened to a couple of seminars and looked at a lot of cool and beautiful things. I didn’t do much shopping but I plan to go back on Saturday with my daughter. It will definitely be more shopping then. Read More