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What Learning To Quilt Could Offer You!

What Learning To Quilt Could Offer You!

Perhaps you’re already a sewing enthusiast, but you’ve never turned your needle from fashion projects to something new… or perhaps you’ve never picked up a needle and thread – yet learning to quilt is very much on your crafty  ‘To Do’ list this year! Whatever […]

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

8 Beautiful Quilt Pattern Ideas For You To Try This Winter

If you’re fairly new to quilting but desperate to sink your teeth (and your sewing needles!) into this exciting new hobby, then we’ve the perfect place for you to begin.  The Calico Queen, and star of the Quilting Classroom, Jennie Rayment herself, is here to […]

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

Jennie Rayment’s 5 Quilting Essentials for Beginners

In the thick of winter, we often find ourselves looking for crafty and creative ways to lift our spirits and distract our minds from the long, dark evenings and the bleak and blustery British weather. Why not try your hand at patchwork and quilting? Discover the incredible Jennie Rayment’s Beginner’s Quilting, Patchwork and Applique School  – a comprehensive online course designed to teach you the essential steps that will stand you in good stead as you begin your quilting journey! It’s the perfect place for newbies to quilting to start… and who knows where it will lead you! Read up on Jennie’s top 5 quilting essentials below, and discover more about this fantastic pastime!

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Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

Easy Autumn Crafts: The Season To Cuddle Up And Get Creative

There’s something about the onset of autumn that really gets our creative juices flowing. Perhaps it’s because we’ve spent all summer long outside and we’re now itching to get back at the craft table, or simply that the shorter evenings are leaving us craving a […]

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

How To Make An Autumn Quilt: Time To Snuggle Up!

With the cool breezes and early evenings of autumn beginning to make an appearance as the summer months slowly draw to a close, we can’t stop thinking about how we can spend more time cuddled up indoors under our favourite autumn quilts! There’s no better way […]

Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Effortless Paper and Fabric Die Cutting with the Fabmatic

Seasoned papercrafters are well aware that when it comes to creating intricately cut shaped toppers, tags, cards and other embellishments, the opportunities are almost limitless, thanks to die cutting machines and accessories.

But what if we told you we had a die cutting machine that would bring just as much excitement to the crafty worlds of quilters and other creatives? Would you be interested to know that fabric die cutting is easy-peasy with the right machine?! Then we’d like to introduce you to a FABulous little machine designed to do just that… say Hello to  Craftwell’s Fabmatic Die Cutting Machine!

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Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Top 10 Sewing Kits February 2018

Well, well, sewing enthusiasts, we’ve got a fabulous February planned for you! This month we’re bringing fun, colour, and organisation to your life, with our pick of the best quilting, sewing and embroidery kits available. Discover elegant florals and bold geometric prints across cosy quilts […]

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 […]

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 ago we had an outcry from Fab Fans demanding we turn our double-sided patterned paper into fabric (queue pitchforks, fire torches, screaming… just kidding!). — The FabScraps Team ♥

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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

Sarah Payne’s Threads USB is Launching [+ Competition!]

Sarah Payne’s Threads USB is Launching [+ Competition!]

Have you been dreaming of your own, unique printed fabric? Got some quirky ideas for a quilt or two? Well the dream is now a reality with Sarah Payne and her fabulous Threads USB! AND we’ve even a special giveaway on Facebook to celebrate the […]

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Quilting Catch Up with Jennie Rayment: August 2017

Right at the end of July, there was a new episode of Quilting Classroom. It should have been on 23rd July but it was changed to 30th. On this Quilting Classroom, I was able to demonstrate one of my favourite quilting templates: the Sew Easy Quilting 10-Degree Wedge.

This article was written by our wonderful Calico Queen, Jennie Rayment.

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Jennie Rayment’s Quilting Adventures Summer 2017

Jennie Rayment’s Quilting Adventures Summer 2017

June 30th was the start of the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show at the NEC and I had a stand there. It’s a three-day show and easy to do if you have help. Then, you can escape for necessary breaks and a bite to eat. Eating […]

National Quilt Championships 2017 [Jennie Rayment]

National Quilt Championships 2017 [Jennie Rayment]

What a feast of quilts, exhibitions, traders and workshops! Held at Sandown racecourse, the National Quilt Championships attracted hordes of quilty crafters from all over the country and even one or two came on the ferry from France for the day. Arriving at 8:00am on […]

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

How to Make a Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt

This Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt has been imagined, designed and handcrafted by sewing expert and competition winner, Charlotte Newland. Here’s her step-by-step project!

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