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Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll

This quick and easy pencil roll is a perfect stocking filler for the kids, and is so simple to sew! You could even fill it with double-pointed knitting needles as a special gift for a sock knitter! — Charlotte Newland

SPOILER ALERT: NEW BROTHER SCANNCUT FOR QUILTERS LAUNCHING

SPOILER ALERT: NEW BROTHER SCANNCUT FOR QUILTERS LAUNCHING

QUILTERS! We are launching the UK exclusive Brother ScanNCut CMQ, a home and hobby cutting machine aimed specifically at quilting enthusiasts! Here is an exclusive peek at what this fab new machine has to offer. Tune in on Thursday 7th December at 7pm for a […]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

How to Make Santa Cutlery Holders [Debbie Shore]

Brighten up your Christmas table with these cute felt Santa cutlery holders! They can easily be sewn by hand and given their own personality by adding expressions to the faces and a few holly leaves to the hats. — Debbie Shore

5 Best Sewing Machines Winter 2017/2018

5 Best Sewing Machines Winter 2017/2018

The sewing machine hunt always seems to be one of the most problematic ventures for us sewers. It’s a pretty huge investment — we all brim with anxiety at the thought of choosing the wrong one. But this decision doesn’t have to be so daunting. With […]

Crewel Work: What’s It All About? [Tutorial Videos]

Crewel Work: What’s It All About? [Tutorial Videos]

Crewel work is a historic form of hand embroidery that uses traditional needlework techniques to produce beautifully stitched designs. If you’re an avid Create & Craft viewer, you’ll fondly know of the Crewel Work Company. This family business is run by embroidery specialist, Phillipa Turnbull, […]

AccuQuilt Black Friday Bundle – Perfect For Beginners!

AccuQuilt Black Friday Bundle – Perfect For Beginners!

This Black Friday we’re launching our AccuQuilt Weekender, focusing on the perfect starter kit for newbies who want to give quilting a go. Our exclusive Black Friday Bundle includes everything you need to start using the AccuQuilt system and cutting fabric up to 90% faster than […]

Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

Adorable Felt Christmas Ornaments (Great for Kids!)

These adorable felt ornaments are simple to sew and add a touch of whimsy to your home. Add a ribbon loop for hanging on the tree or sew them into a garland to decorate a mantelpiece. — Charlotte Newland

The Launch of the Fabulous Fabmatic

The Launch of the Fabulous Fabmatic

Here at HQ our Buyers are always working hard to bring you new products, therefore here at HQ us Marketeers are working hard to make sure you know about them! Thus we’ve caught up with the lovely Sarah Payne, who will be guesting the new […]

“Felt Bambi” – Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

“Felt Bambi” – Debbie Shore’s Christmas Heirloom

This cute little character will put a smile on your face each Christmas! He can easily be sewn by hand if you wish, making this a perfect project to get the kids into sewing! I made a little collar and holly leaves from felt and then […]

Top 10 Sewing Kits November 2017

Top 10 Sewing Kits November 2017

A couple of months have passed since our last Top 10 Sewing Kits blog post, which means that we’ve had time to source so many new sewing, quilting and felting designs! As expected, many our sewing kits are Christmas-themed, but there are a fair few […]

VIDEO: Bobbin Street Bags of Ideas USB Designed by Debbie Shore

VIDEO: Bobbin Street Bags of Ideas USB Designed by Debbie Shore

“These are the brand new bags I’ve designed for Bobbin Street! The patterns are on USBs, which means that you can either print them off from your printer or you can use your electronic cutting device.” — Debbie Shore

Do Halloween Like Debbie Shore: Blood Bucket

Do Halloween Like Debbie Shore: Blood Bucket

Have you ever wanted to sew something like Debbie Shore? We probably (most definitely) all have! Debbie is effortlessly brilliant at designing her own stitchcraft projects and putting the pieces together flawlessly. The good news is that it IS possible to do Halloween like Debbie […]

Exclusive Sneak Peek: FabScraps Quilting Fabric

Exclusive Sneak Peek: FabScraps Quilting Fabric

Hello, gorgeous crafties (and quilties!). We are back with another exciting blog post, but this one is a little different from the last. Today we want to introduce you to another part of the FabScraps family… QUILTING FABRIC!! For those of you who don’t know, three years […]

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: September 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: September 2017

What a feast of quilts this last month has been! I have travelled seemingly most of England and then onto the US to Paducah, Kentucky. Here’s the lowdown on my quilting adventures throughout September! — Jennie Rayment

Embroidery for Beginners: Halloween Edition

Embroidery for Beginners: Halloween Edition

Over the past few months, we’ve covered the basics of embroidery. Firstly we looked at the split stitch and French knot in our Cactus tutorial, and then we looked at backstitch, the lazy-daisy stitch and the satin stitch in our Bloom tutorial. Because Halloween is […]