Category: Gifts

December 31, 2021
Christmas Makes!

I haven't been my usual prolific self this year when it comes to handmade Christmas gifts! However I did manage to make a few presents: Notelet Folios: These A6 size notelet carriers were the brain child of my uber talented friend @sewmesarah who shrunk my Journal Cover pattern down into adorably cute notelet folios! You […]

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October 22, 2021
Denim Notelet Folio

A very talented friend of mine had the genius idea of downsizing my A5 notebook cover pattern into a Notelet Folio, the perfect little case for housing notelets and stamps! Here are 3 she made as gifts earlier this year (I'm happy to report I was one of the lucky recipients!!): I love having a […]

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October 8, 2021
Splendid Fusion Gift Bag

A few weeks back a good friend had an operation on her foot as was going to be housebound for a while. I wanted to gather up some of her favourite vegan treats as a post-op gift, so of course I needed a gift bag to accommodate them! I've had a few sample packs of […]

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July 18, 2021
Dahlia Hexie Bag

Another handmade birthday gift handed over this week was my take on Art Gallery Fabrics free Dahlia Bag pattern. I made a few changes to the original pattern, firstly by English Paper Piecing the hexagons together by hand, rather than machine piecing them using the Y seam method. These turquoise prints are my friend's favourite […]

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July 17, 2021
Porthole Book Bag

A very special girl turned 6 this week! She is a book worm and excellent at reading. So I made her a monogrammed book bag, which included a few books and another little surprise! I created the 'C' by using the porthole patchwork technique (there's a free tutorial here). Once the porthole 'C' was created […]

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March 30, 2021
Free Easter Tutorials

Can you believe it's Easter day this Sunday (our 2nd in lockdown!). Over on Instagram (@justjudebelfast) I've been showcasing our free Easter tutorials - quick and simple projects to help you decorate your table and get gift ready! There are projects here for all ages, from baby's first Easter bib to the teenager who would […]

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January 20, 2021
Log Cabin Hearts Tutorial

February is the month of love, and no better way to celebrate than with a free patchwork heart tutorial! I first created a placemat size Log Cabin Heart a few years ago for Patchwork & Quilting Magazine, when they asked their contributors to design a mini quilt that represented 3 favourite things. For me it […]

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December 24, 2020
Vintage Christmas Gift Bags

I can't quite believe it's Christmas Eve and another Christmas celebration is upon us! I'm sure, like for us, Christmas will look and feel a little different this year. But I hope you can still find some light in the darkness and keep your spirits and creativity going through this festive season. Every Christmas I […]

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December 18, 2020
Table Topper Secret Swap!

Myself and 3 other quilty friends (Sarah, Trudi & Di) call ourselves 'Threads Across the Sea' because 2 of us live in N.Ireland and the other 2 in England. We meet up in person at least once a year (Corona virus put paid to our 2020 gathering!!) and organise ourselves into themed secret swaps and […]

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December 13, 2020
Mixed Textile Clutch

My daughter needed a secret Santa gift for a female work colleague so I offered to make her a pouch! With no information about the likes or dislikes of the recipient, I had free reign to come up with whatever I wanted! Yay! Let the playtime commence! I had recently been pinning some mixed textile […]

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November 22, 2020
New Pattern: Robin Hoop Art

I'm so excited to finally be releasing my new Robin Hoop Art pattern!     I originally designed and taught this Free Motion Embroidery hoop last year and had many requests for the pattern!     And then last Friday night I taught my Robin Hoop as a live Zoom Crafty Monkies workshop to 16 […]

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November 11, 2020
Repurposed Textile Gifts

A good friend of mine recently moved into a long awaited new home. This friend is my equal with regards to her love of repurosing textiles, especially vintage sheets and denim! So I slipped into my happy place and made her a few items for her new home!   Denim Coasters:     These are […]

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September 24, 2020
Granny Square Coasters Tutorial

This week in The Kindred Spirits QAL we have been making Grandmother's Cross blocks:     These are 14" finished blocks and are a variation on the Granny Square quilt block.  You can read about the lovely meaning behind the Granny Square here.   There are many variations of Granny Square quilts (you can see […]

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September 16, 2020
Friendship Reel Candle Mat

Well our Kindred Spirits Quilt-Along got underway this week, and what a great response we've had!   Thank you to everyone for signing up and so far raising £200 for Shared Threads!   The first block in the quilt-along is a 9" Applique block called Friendship Reel.     In the accompanying teaching video, you […]

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July 31, 2020
Just Jude & Friends: Japanese Rice Bag

It's our final week of my Instagram Designers Collaboration and we are making Stuart's Japanese Rice Bag.     Stuart has a YoutTube channel with lots of well explained and easy to make projects.     The project he chose for us to make is his sweet Japanese Rice Bag, and is one of his […]

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July 5, 2020
Just Jude & Friends: Lola Pouches

Our Just Jude designer collaboration is well underway! (You can read all about this new initiative here.)     For our first week we have been making Svetlana's Lola Pouch (there are 2 sizes to choose from).     I had the privilege of pattern testing the Lola Pouch for Svetlana so I'm familiar with […]

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June 27, 2020
Plush Velvet Tote

The last of my recent run on gift making is this plush velvet tote bag for my youngest daughter.     She requested an everyday sizeable, soft tote bag, especially when she's too-ing and fro-ing to lectures at Uni.     Now this girl of mine is super tactile! I gave her a choice between […]

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June 21, 2020
Denim Planter

Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping safe and well and keeping the creativity flowing!   Yesterday I hosted my first socially distanced afternoon tea party in my garden, to celebrate my cousin's birthday!     I'm happy to report that the sun shone all afternoon and a wonderful time was had by all!  It […]

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April 21, 2020
Scrappy Heart Drawstring Bags

Hello there!   I've had a little extra time on my hands the past 2 days (that's in between long lie-ins, short walks and afternoon reading in my sunny garden)!   I had a few leftover pieces of Tilda strips from my last free video tutorial project and thought I'd put them to good use. […]

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March 30, 2020
Graduation Gifts!

My daughter has recently been serving with a Missions organisation called YWAM (Youth With A Mission).   As a team leader she has had the privilege of nurturing 5 students through a Discipleship Training Programme, 4 months in the UK and 2 in Japan.   At the end of the programme the students have a […]

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