Weekend Stacks: QuiltCon Fabric Piles

QuiltCon fabric

What does a quilter do when in the US aka the land of cheap designer fabric (compared to Australia or Japan)? Buy. Big. Fat quarter bundles, 1/4 or 1/3 yard cuts off the bolt, a couple of 1/2 yards, and 2 yards of beautiful Alison Glass’ Handcrafted to make a skirt. Such deliciousness!

Gifted fabrics

What does a quilter do when she’s told to raid her friend’s stash of excess fabric from sewing for a fabric manufacturer? Cut 1/3 yards from a whole bunch of fabrics. Add in a fat quarter from another friend and a few mini charm packs won as prizes too.

Weekly Wrap

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Another crafty week has passed so we have another weekly wrap to share what our Contributors have ben up to. Grab a cuppa and enjoy! {Alyce shared another block in the Bee Hive series – I’m loving these!} {Amy has written about being a mum of 4 – I still think she’s a legend!} {Amy has […]

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Handmade Home

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Last week I wrote about the urge to create and constantly be thinking and planning my next project. Well that got me thinking about where I use my crafts in my own home. I have started making a lot of stuff myself and it does make a big difference. I love to make presents for […]

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#aswccrochetalong {week 2}

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Week 2 and I’m glad to say I finally figured out my colour order. I’m still not sure how many rounds of each colour I will do, I guess I’ll just keep going until I *think* it’s enough. I ended up doing 9 rounds of the red and then moved onto the pink. The red […]

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Screen Printed Bunny Tote Bag

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 Screen Printed Tote Bag   Screen printing has been something that I wanted to try for a long time and back in January I purchased everything I thought I would need to get started. Then I went on holidays and the supplies sat unused in my cupboard until last week when the urge to screen […]

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And Sew We Craft Together {wk 13 2015}

Stitching Rules selling to sell

Happy Linky Party Day! Don’t forget that you can now also link up photo’s from INSTAGRAM! So more opportunities to share your craftiness even if you haven’t had a chance to blog anything in the past week. But please, please, PLEASE don’t just link and run. Visit at least TWO links and share the comment love […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Easter chick softie pattern

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This is a super cute, easy chick softie to sew and stuff in a kid’s basket! Just want to gift a Spring surprise? It would make a fun shirt applique or bean bag toy too. You could make several and have an Easter chick hunt – much easier to find and won’t break like those […]

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{Reader Tutorial} Pineapple Crochet Top

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This casual pineapple crochet top is a great outfit that you can wear with anything. You can also make tunic or dress by repeating the pattern rows. And I’m sure that everyone will ask where you bought it from.   Find the full pattern and tutorial over at Beautiful Crochet Stuff. 

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Weekend Stacks: Jo-ann’s and Michael’s Haul

Michaels Joanns haul

Last month I travelled to the US for the QuiltCon conference. I was also very excited to get the chance to head to Jo-ann’s and Michael’s and check out the Project Life and scrapbooking supplies!! I was pretty devastated to find virtually nil Project Life brand stuff, but I was very happy with the bits […]

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Quick and Easy Crochet Chainstitch Scarf Pattern

How to crochet a chainstitch scarf in 15 minutes

The weather’s finally cooled off here in Perth, and it’s time to get the yarn out. If you’re looking for a project that’s a little quicker than the Circle Afghan for the Crochet-Along (confession: I’m still working on a blanket from another crochet-along that started 3 years ago!), let’s whip up a quick crochet scarf, […]

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