International Self-Care Day

International Self-Care Day

A few weeks ago it was National Simplicity Day, and we talked about the importance of going back to basics and enjoying the simple things in life. As chance would have it, we can continue this theme nicely, as on Sunday July 24th it's International Self Care day. This...

National Simplicity Day

National Simplicity Day

None of us are a stranger to busy schedules, too much screen time, not enough down time, and often putting the needs of others before our own. 21st Century life is FULL ON and don't we know it! That's where National Simplicity Day on July 12th comes in. Founded way...

Our Favorite Quilting Gadgets – Part 1

Our Favorite Quilting Gadgets – Part 1

Rotary cutters, rulers, mats, and sewing machines are just some of the items that we as quilters can't live without. Can you even imagine a time when these things didn't exist?! We really are so lucky to have all these gadgets and notions to help with accuracy,...

Stitching and Scheduling for Summer

Stitching and Scheduling for Summer

Summer is finally knocking at our doors and it's the time to open them wide, embrace the brighter, longer days, make plans for our stitching and spend time with friends and family this glorious season! We've put together our top tips to help you plan and manage your...

Setting up a Sewing Club

Setting up a Sewing Club

We've become accustomed to sewing by ourselves or on video platforms as a result of the pandemic, but we're feeling optimistic that most of us can come together once more to sew and quilt collectively. For many of us, going to an organised quilting group or guild is...

Steps to Sewing Sustainably

Steps to Sewing Sustainably

Looking after our precious planet is something we have become increasingly aware of and on Friday 22nd April it's Earth Day, a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It started way back in 1970 in the US when a senator from Wisconsin organised a...

Spring Florals Fabric Roundup

Spring Florals Fabric Roundup

There's nothing like the promise of spring, with flowers starting to bloom, sunshiny days and more daylight hours to inspire us to start sewing and quilting again. Flowers (whether real or on fabric) bring so much joy, so we thought we'd do a roundup of some of the...